14 Cheap Winter Sweaters That Actually Look Expensive

Just the other day I was commenting on how mild and surprisingly pleasant this season’s weather has been, only to be reminded by my husband that winter is, in fact, just getting started and that we have a solid two-and-a-half months (at least) of cold, cold, and more cold. Needless to say, I wasn’t pleased by the fact that my dream of a California-esque winter here in NYC had been crushed, but that’s another day’s complaint. The point here is that if you’ve been holding off on completing your cold-weather wardrobe because, like me, you foolishly thought you’ve made it through much more of the season than you actually have, I’m here to remind you that we’ve got a long way to go.

The good news, however, is that whether your boot collection needs completing or your coats could use an upgrade, we’ve always got a helpful story for you, and today’s is all about cheap sweaters (that, of course, look expensive). Thanks to our very own Who What Wear collection for Target, I’ve rounded up 14 of them you’ll not only feel cozy in, but you’ll actually look cool in too. Just keep scrolling to see some in action and shop all of them along the way.

How to make a hoodie look elevated 101.

Our editor Judith says that this cardigan has a "designer vibe," and I couldn't agree more. Good thing it's available in two colors and under $40.

Affordable Winter Sweaters



Buttons make any basic sweater a lot more interesting (and expensive-looking).

Let our EIC, Kat, inspire you on how to layer this fuzzy knit on colder days.

A gray hoodie will look good with literally anything you pair it with, but jeans are always a safe bet. Add a coat and you're good to go.

This half-zip sweater and matching pants are actually my ideal travel outfit.

Did you think I'll leave you without a personal rec? I'm obsessed with this cozy sweatshirt because it goes with anything and is actually warm.

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