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Top 10 Lightweight Sweaters

Easy-To-Layer Sweaters You Can Wear Straight Into Fall

Easy-To-Layer Sweaters You Can Wear Straight Into Fall

Is there anything better than an easy-to-layer sweater? Short answer: no. Perfect to throw on toward the end of summer and layer straight into fall, come Septemeber, a lightweight sweater will become your new go-to in the a.m. We used our algorithm to search the Web and find the top selling and best reviewed transitional sweaters for you to pair under denim jackets or over your favorite tees and tanks. This list outlines a variety of silhouettes and style staples—from roomy casual sweaters to fitted v-necks suited for work wear—so no matter which sweater calls your name, you can rest assured you'll be chic and comfortable from late summer throughout fall. Opening Image: loft.com

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August 31, 2017

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A+D Womens Thin Dolman Sleeve Knit Pullover Sweater Top

Our Score

USERS SAID: "I just got it recently and I love it so much. It's extremely soft and the fabric is nice."

HELPFUL TIP: This sweater is super lightweight—be sure to layer with a camisole or tank top.


Madewell Province Cross-Back Pullover Sweater

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The open back makes this sweater great for layering.

USERS SAID: "It's so soft and can be dressed up easily with a necklace. It's perfect for me to wear to work in the fall." 


Loft Potpourri Slit Cuff Sweater

Our Score

USERS SAID: "This sweater is wonderful! It is very soft and lightweight. It is the perfect spring to summer or summer to fall transition sweater."

LOVED FOR: The retro-inspired, floral print


Splendid Women's Pacific Grove High Low Tunic

Our Score

USERS SAID: "Splendid's high quality wins again."

STYLE WITH: Leggings, baseball cap and a cute sneaker for the perfect airport-to-sightseeing ensemble.


Velvet by Graham & Spencer V-Neck Honeycomb Top

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The roomy high-low silhouette is super comfortable and flattering.

STYLE WITH: Try dainty, gold layered necklaces with light cropped denim and ankle booties.


J.Crew Tippi Sweater in Camouflage

Our Score

USERS SAID: "I like this even better in person than I did online. The shades in the print are more of a true Army camo."

STYLE WITH: Dress it up with wide leg jeans or dress it down under a denim jacket.


Theory Mirzi B Merino Wool Sweater

Our Score

USERS SAID: "Looks very nice, clean and professional. Excellent staple in my closet."

LOVED FOR: This wool blend is super soft and comfortable.


Chelsea28 Bell Sleeve Sweater

Our Score

HELPFUL TIP: This sweater runs a little large, so order down if you're between sizes.

USERS SAID: "This is a very cute and unique shirt. The bell sleeves of course is what makes it so flattering. The material is nice and soft as well." 


Free People Love Split Back Pullover

Our Score

USERS SAID: "The back is great as well, it doesn't gape open but lays beautifully. Highly recommend this top!" 

STYLE WITH: The cowl neck is subtle, so try pairing it with a choker or collar necklace. The silhouette pairs best with skinny jeans or a slim pant.


BP V-Neck Long Sleeve Sweater

Our Score

USERS SAID: "Looooove. One of my favorite purchases. I will live in this all fall and winter long!"

LOVED FOR: This sweater is super soft and lightweight enough to layer, from late summer to winter.

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