This Sweater Style Is Classic and Luxe Looking: 20 That You Need to See for Fall


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If your style thrives in the falltime, there's a strong chance you have a solid sweater collection. Among the cardigans, turtlenecks, and knit vests, there's one classic sweater style that will always stand the test of time—the cable-knit sweater. After all, Rory Gilmore was able to wear one flawlessly in 2000, and Gen Zers are still following suit over 20 years later. That's enough evidence to prove its fashion strength. 

Now that we've established it as a timeless piece, let's not forget its immense versatility. Equal parts comfortable and chic, a cable-knit sweater can be worn with pretty much anything. Live in leggings? A slouchy cable-knit sweater will bring a chic twist to the look. If jeans are more your thing, just picture a neutral cable-knit sweater with loose denim and chunky boots. We really could go on and on here.

With all that in mind, we thought we'd share with you some of our favorite cable-knit sweaters available right now. Keep scrolling for more. You just may find a new style to add to your rotation.

Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.