True Story: This Sweater Looks Expensive No Matter What You Spend On It


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Not to sound annoying, but I tend to be a picky shopper when it comes to sweaters. Maybe it's because I can spot the difference between one that's pricy and one that's affordable, but regardless I have an eye for luxurious-looking knits. Now, while I wish I could always spring for the designer label that's not always the case, which is why today is all about the type of sweater that's actually affordable but doesn't look it.

The reason a basic beige sweater looks more expensive than other knits is that it's timeless and happens to look elevated with plenty of other simple closet staples. As many fashion people would agree (myself included), they're versatile, too. Considering how you can pair the neutral hue with just about anything, the piece basically styles itself. So whether you reach for a cropped cardigan, a classic turtleneck, or a trendy sweater vest, peruse the best beige sweaters in my edit and get inspired by how fashion people wear them below.


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Take a cue from senior editor Allyson Payer and wear our beige cardigan with chunky boots and a mini skirt.


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Tuck in an oversized sweater to a soft midi skirt for a fall look you can re-create over and over.


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Add a trendy prep-school element to your beige sweaters when you style socks with loafers.


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Fall's #1 knit trend, sweater vests, looks ultra-luxe in neutral beige.


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I love the idea of wearing a cardigan as a jacket.


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Meet the barely-there sweater trend that's suddenly everywhere.


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You can't go wrong with classic beige and black.

Next up, seven fall trends that somehow equal the perfect capsule wardrobe.

Senior Editor

Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.