6 Sweaters From Local Stores That Are as Chic as They Are Cozy

8 Chic Sweaters to Wear This Season

Sweater season has arrived! As the temperature drops, we all reach for our cozy sweaters, and finding one that’s both warm and snuggly and fashionable and flattering is the name of the game here. A bulky, unflattering sweater can dampen anyone’s wintertime style, so here are six sweaters that are perfectly chic — and luxuriously toasty. And the best part? They’re available at local boutiques so you can support your local small business when you buy one.

Autumn Cashmere, Cuffed Color Block Shaker

sweaters: Autumn Cashmere, Cuffed Color Block Shaker from Valentina

Paired with high-waisted pants or layered over a long shirt, this cropped sweater brings a pastel color palette to those gray winter days. $286, Valentina, 566 Chestnut St., Winnetka; 341 Park Ave., Glencoe; 227 E. Westminster, Lake Forest

MSGM, Striped Ribbed Turtleneck

sweaters: MSGM, Striped Ribbed Turtleneck from Chalk

Combining two major trends this season, this ribbed turtleneck is perfect by itself, or with a cardigan draped over it. $375, Chalk, 2611 Prairie Ave., Evanston; 337 Park Ave., Glencoe

J.O.A., Cropped Sweater

sweaters: O.A., Cropped Sweater from E-Street Denim

This sweater offers a funky take on the popular high-low cut, turning the typical style 180 degrees. $64, E-Street Denim, 908 Green Bay Road, Winnetka; 1876 1st St., Highland Park

Brochu Walker, The Maelle Pullover

sweaters: Brochu Walker, The Maelle Pullover from Denim & Soul

Denim & Soul swears by this pullover turtleneck — it’s their best-selling brand of sweater. Thick to keep you warm with small details to make it stylish. $398, Denim & Soul, 267 E. Westminster Ave., Lake Forest; 559 Chestnut St., Winnetka

Raquel Allegra, Oversized Crew

sweaters: Raquel Allegra, Oversized Crew from Athene

This almost-sold-out sweater is flying off the hangers. The fun and fashionable oversized chunky crewneck comes in both beige and black, and will turn heads. $595, Athene, 837 Elm St., Winnetka

Alixandra Collections, Sugar Sugar Choker Sweater

sweaters: Alixandra Collections, Sugar Sugar Choker Sweater

This choker sweater, which comes in blush and gray, adds a sexy twist with a V-neck and side slits. Great for a laid-back date night or fun night out with friends. $48, Alixandra Collections

Need to make room in your closet for your new sweaters? Be sure to check out our handy guide for where to donate your used clothing and other items to make sure they go to someone who really needs them!


Avery Hansen recently graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas where she studied journalism and fashion media. During her time at SMU she was published in the school’s newspaper, The Daily Campus, as well as Beyond the Boulevard and HerCampus. When Avery is not writing, she is playing with her pug, Emmy, or cheering on the Blackhawks at the United Center. She is a proud supporter of PAWS Chicago.






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