The Best Affordable Sweaters All Have This One Trend in Common

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If you love sweaters (and who doesn't, let's be real), this is your season. After that seemingly neverending summer, enjoy it. Embrace it. You've earned it. And if you've been shopping for fall like I have, you may have noticed some common themes among the offerings this year. One that I've definitely noticed is that among the affordable sweaters I've seen, the very best ones have one thing in common: statement sleeves.

Blouson, puffy, mutton, voluminous—whatever you want to call them, big sleeves are everywhere this year, taking up space and earning compliments wherever they go. I, for one, love the drama that they add to even the simplest of outfits (e.g., jeans and ankle boots) and hope the trend never dies. But in case it does, I'm wearing the trend as much as possible now, starting with these affordable sweaters. 

Best Everlane sweater yet? I think it might be (and that's saying a lot).

The layered-sweater look is incredibly on-trend this season. Get your hands on this one before it sells out.

This rivals many of the designer sweaters I've seen.

This color combo makes zebra feel so elevated.

Guaranteed to bring some joy to those gray winter days to come.

If you're not yet on the pistachio bandwagon, it's officially time (starting with this sweater).

You have to see how cool the back of this one is.

I love the sweetness and simplicity of this honeycomb option.

& Other Stories is seriously a one-stop shop for puffy-sleeve sweaters.

A great one to wear to work with a pair of high-waisted trousers.