25 Interesting Yet Affordable Sweaters Putting My Plain Sweaters to Shame

I’ve been scrolling through pages and pages of new fall merchandise recently while doing research for various market stories. One common thread I’ve seen throughout many sites is the vast offering of striking sweaters. Sure, those more basic knits are certainly present given their timeless and classic nature, but it’s those particularly unique pullovers and cardigans that seem to be entering the spotlight as well. Here, I’m talking about everything from silhouettes in forward shapes (like with balloon sleeves) to styles featuring trendy details like vintage collars. Honestly, these picks are kind of giving my plain sweaters a run for their money.

Naturally, I wanted to share some of my findings with you. So with that, there are 25 A+ sweater styles waiting for you below. Oh, I also should’ve mentioned that everything I found also skews on the more affordable side under $100.

Keep scrolling to uncover a sweater that could very well become a permanent fixture in your autumn and winter rotation.

It's the rhinestone buttons that amp up this cardigan even more.

Exaggerated collars are seriously trending.

A polo knit is very current-feeling.

The bee buttons add such an A+ touch to this vibrant cardigan.

There are so many things right here—from the color to the collar detail.

That open back is incredibly striking.

That cutout accent is very trend forward.

The scarf detail is unique and sophisticated.

Yes to this necklace (and the design of the back as well).

Another exaggerated collar detail for the win.

It's the cropped silhouette that takes this neutral pick to the next level.

The chain detail is like a built-in necklace.

That twisted front brings something different to the silhouette.

All about this wrap-front silhouette.

Okay—just had to add in another wrap cardigan.

Can't go wrong with animal prints.

Ruffles bring a sweet twist to this cozy cardigan.

Love the idea of teaming this bold sweater with black jeans and flat boots.

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