60 Sweaters That Are as Cozy as a Cup of Hot Chocolate

While fall brings so many delightful things (e.g., knee-high boots, shearling accessories, and a bevy of other fall trends), dealing with the temperature drop can be, well, dreadful. Whether you live in London, Los Angeles, or somewhere else, there comes a point in the year when only one wardrobe essential becomes a true must-have: cozy sweaters. After all, what other basic piece of clothing exemplifies the art of transitional dressing and makes the transfer from crisp fall breezes to frigid winter days bearable? Cozy sweaters are the unsung heroes of our wardrobes, which is why investing in them is a worthwhile endeavor. But you don’t have to splurge for this season’s most versatile staple. I’ve sifted through Nordstrom, Revolve, Shopbop, and other retailers to find the best cozy sweaters, all under $250. These 60 sweaters will not only save you some hard-earned coins, but they’ll also make you feel like you’re living inside a cup of hot chocolate (even if you’re out in the cold).

A sweater-vest is a must-have layering piece for any cozy fall wardrobe.

Anyone who lives on the East Coast knows that the key to surviving winter is investing in at least one Uniqlo Heattech sweater. It’s hands down the coziest thing you can wear that’s not a puffer coat.

The flowers on this sweater are so frigging cute.

You’ll want to wear this to every family gathering.

Every wardrobe needs a reliable black turtleneck sweater.

Now, this is the type of sweater I want to snuggle up in.

Channel your inner Princess Diana with this preppy knitwear.

This sweater looks softer than a baby kitten.

Amazon did not come to play with this classic balloon-sleeve sweater.

Florals for winter? Now that’s groundbreaking!

Best plans: this sweater, apple cider, and a good book. 

Cozy cottagecore vibes are within reach thanks to Mango.

A chunky cable-knit sweater embellished with crystals? Here for it.

IDK what makes this sweater the best. The cobalt-blue hue? The wool fabric? The price? It’s all perfection.

If you don’t own at least one cashmere sweater, then Naadam is a good place to start.

If you love the cutout trend that’s been dominating the runways, then you’ll want to get this sweater ASAP.

We love a good contrast sweater moment.

Remember that fuzzy-sweater trend everyone loved in middle school? Revive it with this updated V-neck version.

This chocolate cable-knit pullover might be even better than a cup of hot cocoa.

NGL, the first time I spotted this bright-green sweater-vest, my jaw dropped.

Um, we need to talk about the buckle on this sweater.

The ombré gradient made my heart skip a beat.

Is it just me, or is this top begging to be worn by the fireplace?

I’m a sucker for a peekaboo cutout.

Forget a snuggle buddy; give us a wrap sweater.

Wearing this will make you feel like you’re snuggled up like a burrito.

This sweater gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “that’s hot.”

Mohair is a must for cozy-winter-sweater aficionados.

This isn't your typical off-the-shoulder sweater. 

This two-tone Staud cardigan haunts my dreams.

Chilly mornings are about to have serious competition thanks to this gray mohair fuzzy jumper.

Sweetheart-neckline sweaters are here to stay, so invest in one you love.

Is it just us, or does this sweater make you want to go ice-skating?

This ribbed sweater is almost too hot to handle.

A clay-colored merino wool–blend sweater? Don’t mind if we do.

This classic black turtleneck is as timeless as it gets.

Can’t wait for Miu Miu’s S/S 22 collection? This cute camel crop sweater will hold you over.

Made from recycled cashmere, this waffle-knit is not only cozy but also great for the icy temps.

You don’t have to sacrifice style to stay warm. Case in point: this chic Who What Wear Collection sweater.

When in doubt, a classic wool sweater is always a good call.

This sweater had me at the contrasting caramel-hued collar.

It doesn’t get much better than a fuzzy knit cardigan with crystal buttons if you ask us.

Who says you can’t show a little skin and stay warm this winter? This Cult Gaia sweater has it covered.

This bouclé sweater is at the top of my wish list.

The puff sleeves and square neckline on this Rebecca Minkoff sweater are so chic. 

Your going-out ensemble just got 100% fuzzier.

Real talk: The coziest sweater I own is from Rails.

Call me impractical, but I love a pink-sweater moment. 

Okay, but this is the statement sweater I didn’t even know I needed in my life.

A colorful cardigan duster is an instant wardrobe classic.

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