28 Lightweight Sweaters to Kickstart Your Spring


After months of Zoom meetings with colleagues, it’s become clear that all Vogue editors have at least one covetable lightweight sweater in their repertoire—be it a striped pullover, a slinky ’90s-inspired polo sweater, or a fitted cardigan. Lightweight sweaters have become the unofficial-official work-from-home uniform, polished enough for your coworkers’ eyes, comfortable enough for all-day wear while at home, and just thick enough to provide the right amount of warmth in transitional weather.

Leave your window ajar, and the first inklings of summer are in the air. The best lightweight sweaters currently on the market make for a wonderful (and layerable!) closet staple for unpredictable fluctuating weather and the great indoors too. Here, 28 of the best lightweight sweaters to stock up on now.

From slinky but buttoned-up knits to options with low-lying necklines, the ’90s-inspired polo sweater is a transitional style that can be worn in a variety of ways. The minimalist sweater tucks nicely into skirts and trousers, layers well under jackets, and serves as the ideal throw-on while working from home.

Cardigans are another ’90s-inspired, versatile staple. Wear with jeans, around your shoulders, or layered over a dress.

Sweater vests—yes, sweater vests—are one of the best lightweight sweaters to invest in this fall. Wear solo on warmer days and over a T-shirt on chillier days to instantly take your casual look up a notch.

A roundup of the best lightweight sweaters would be remiss without the consummate sweater silhouette— the pullover. Vogue editors particularly love them when they’re striped. Color-blocking, stripes, and tie-dye make an old classic feel modern.

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