Sweater Weather
Is Here

Sweater Weather Is Here

The best lightweight sweaters to transition into cooler temperatures

Best men's lightweight sweaters in 2020

Do you feel that? The slight crispness in the morning air? The cool breezes that rustle the first batch of fallen leaves? Sweata weatha is here. And we're here for it. Bring on the change, bring on the sleeves. During this time between the last stretches of summer and the short, dark days of winter, a lightweight sweater can come in clutch. Why? Because they have everything you want and nothing you don't.

Seemingly engineered to insulate you from the chill without overheating you when the sun is shining, this particular breed of sweater is made from cotton and finer wools with a blend of synthetics—knit and woven in patterns to promote air circulation. Like a well-tinted moonroof on a luxury car, these offer just enough coverage to keep you cool when it's hot out and cozy when there's a chill in the air—all while looking damn good. Wear them on their own now and then layer them over a shirt and under a jacket when the temperature really starts to dip. We've pulled a dozen of our current favorites, in a range of prices.

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Best Transitional Knits
in 2020

COS Color-Block Wool and Cotton V-Neck Sweater

Color-block wool and cotton V-neck sweater,
$99 by COS

Everlane No-Sweat Sweater

No-Sweat sweater,
$64 by Everlane

L.L. Bean Main Guide Merino Sweater

Main Guide merino sweater,
$89 by L.L. Bean

Entireworld Recyled Cotton Crew Sweater

Recycled cotton crew sweater,
$125 by Entireworld

Polo Ralph Lauren Cotton Crewneck Sweater

Cotton crewneck sweater,
$125 / $89.99 by Polo Ralph Lauren

Patagonia Recycled Wool Sweater

Recycled wool sweater,
$139 by Patagonia

Club Monaco Space-Dyed Cotton Crewneck Sweater

Space-dyed cotton crewneck sweater,
$210 by Club Monaco

J.Crew Check Stitch Cotton Sweater

Check stitch cotton sweater,
$89.50 by J.Crew

Todd Snyder Italian Merino Waffle Crew Sweater

Italian merino waffle crew sweater,
$198 by Todd Snyder

Wellen Recycled Cotton Headlands Sweater

Recycled cotton headlands sweater,
$98 by Wellen

Naadam Essential Cashmere Sweater

Essential cashmere sweater,
$75 by Naadam

Massimo Alba Tie-Dye Cashmere Sweater

Tie-dye cashmere sweater,
$810 by Massimo Alba

How to wash sweaters

Machine Washable

Check the tag on your own sweater, but since these are mostly cotton, many lightweight sweaters are easily machine washable. Just toss them in your standard cold wash cycle and then let them dry, laid-out flat on a clean towel.

NOTE: Items featured in this story are independently selected by the editorial team. Purchasing via our links may earn Valet. a portion of the sale, which helps fund our editorial mission.

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