One of the things we love most about fall is layering, but the summer heat wave this year made the thought of piling on knits and jackets a little daunting. Prepare yourselves, though: That brisk fall wind will be here before you know it, and you’ll want to have some lightweight knits on hand to aid in your most stylish layering looks. It’s only going to get colder, so before you know it, you’ll be living in these sweaters and your chunkier knits. In other words, it’s probably smart to start dabbling now just to determine your favorites—you know, in addition to keeping warm.
This fall, we’ll be wearing cardigans, mock turtlenecks, and crewnecks galore, all in thin and lightweight knit textures that we can practically start wearing now, before we’ve even closed the door on summer. What’s more, it’s the perfect layering piece to take those very summertime looks you’ve loved for the past few months and make them more fall-ready, throwing a ribbed top underneath that slip dress or topping a silk camisole with an open-weave cardigan sweater. From Gucci to Zara, shop all our current picks here.