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. 

Next up, 20 H&M sweaters that truly look designer.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.