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.
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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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.