The best way to combat dreary skies and blustery winter wind that chills you to the bone is to dress for the weather. Sure, that three-quarter-sleeve, silk blouse may make you look like a 10, but the reality is, you’re going to be cold AF and miserable the second you step outside. We live in Canada, and it’s damn frosty out here. Save the flimsy tops for spring, and instead reach for an ultra cozy sweater.
Wait, you think sweaters are boring? Think again! There are loads of pull-over options, from ruffles to fringe and puppy motifs to chunky turtlenecks. Read on to discover 13 of the coziest sweaters money can buy.
Hands down, the coziest sweaters money can buy
The MontpellierSlip this oversized, Italian-spun merino wool sweater on and it'll feel like you're being wrapped in a permanent hug. The sleeves are long too, so you can snuggle the material over your paws. Its colourways are fresh, and range from bright red to earthy greens and greys.
Montpellier sweater, $165 at Aritzia.Aritzia
The RibbedA fitted ribbed crew-neck that hugs all the right places is a fashion staple, and because it's such a versatile piece, it should feel awesome when you pull it on. Its blend of cashmere and cotton is soft on the skin, but easy on the wallet, too.
Ribbed sweater, $40 at Uniqlo. Uniqlo
The TurtleneckTo battle blustery winds and freezing temps, the higher the turtleneck, the better. Add a drop shoulder in a wool-cashmere blend and you'll be the envy of the office when you stroll in with this laidback-but-still-work-appropriate top. Layer with tweed trousers, a midi-length skirt or even denim for a winning look. Psst: it comes in black, too.
Slouchy turtleneck, $179 at H&M. H&M
The FringeEmbrace that '70s style with a seriously rad fringe sweater. The subtle stripe pattern and the bits of wispy yarn are both flattering. Texture is always a good thing, especially when it comes to sweaters (and hair).
Fringe sweater, $146 at Madewell.Madewell
The Fair IsleYou likely know what “Fair Isle" is, even if you think you don't. See the pattern around the neck of this pull-over? That's Fair Isle, a traditional Irish knitting technique that forms a multicoloured pattern. Now when you wear this style, you can impress people with your newly-discovered textile knowledge. Boom.
Fair isle cable knit, $155 at J.Crew.J.Crew
The CardiganIf there's one things Roots does well it's cozy -- cozy anything and everything. This button-up cardigan, which takes design inspo from the brand's iconic socks, will quickly become part of your weekend uniform.
Cabin cardigan, $128 at Roots.Roots
The Off-the-ShoulderWear this stretchy, wooly gem square on the shoulders or pull it off to one side for a retro look. Embroidered floral detail on this pull-over makes for an interesting texture that's sure to receive a compliment or three.
Off-the-shoulder sweater, $258 at Anthropologie.Anthropologie
The RufflesThere's no denying that ruffles are here to stay, and the ruffled bib on the front of this sweater is like having a built-in necklace. Plus, the wide sleeves offer serious style points.
Ruffled sweater, $188 at Free People.Free People
The Furry Friend MotifFrench bulldog owners are passionate about their pups, and this Frenchie motif subtly shows the world which breed is best. Plus-sizes are available up to 4X.
French bulldog sweater, $78 at Addition Elle.Addition Elle
The StretchyA thick and wooly sweater is absolutely glorious, but this sweater is knit with Italian merino wool, which adds some welcomed stretch so its shape will last longer.
Champeaux sweater, $185 at Aritzia.Aritzia
The Blanket CardiganYou know those mornings when you don't want to get out of bed because the covers are so warm and snuggly? Well, throwing on an oversized blanket cardigan over your outfit will have a similar effect, without having to wear an actual duvet in public.
Extra long bohemian cardigan, $77 at Asos.Asos
The Hand-Knit, But NotThis sweater may look like it was hand-knit by Granny (or one of her friends), but it's actually not. The rib-knit cuffs and hem are a darling touch that add to the handmade vibes.
Line cable knit sweater, $299 at Over the Rainbow.Over the Rainbow
The Pom-PomThis pom-pom sweater is kind of like a mullet -- but in a good way! It's business in the front (okay, on top) and a party in the back (or, in this case, the bottom). It's chic and sophisticated, but still a bit playful.
Pom-pom sweater, $187 at Shopbop.use for shirt color