28 Lightweight Sweaters to Kickstart Your Spring

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After months of Zoom meetings with colleagues, it’s become clear that all Vogue editors have at least one covetable lightweight sweater in their repertoire—be it a striped pullover, a slinky ’90s-inspired polo sweater, or a fitted cardigan. Lightweight sweaters have become the unofficial-official work-from-home uniform, polished enough for your coworkers’ eyes, comfortable enough for all-day wear while at home, and just thick enough to provide the right amount of warmth in transitional weather.

Leave your window ajar, the first inklings of summer are in the air. The best lightweight sweaters currently on the market make for a wonderful (and layer-able!) closet staple for unpredictable fluctuating weather and the great indoors too. Here, 28 of the best lightweight sweaters to stock up on now.

Polos

From slinky but buttoned-up knits to options with low-lying necklines, the ’90s-inspired polo sweater is a transitional style that can be worn in a variety of ways. The minimalist sweater tucks nicely into skirts and trousers, layers well under jackets, and serves as the ideal throw-on while working from home.

Ganni ribbed mélange linen and cotton-blend polo shirt

$235

NET-A-PORTER

Nanushka Rosalie open-back cotton-blend terry polo sweater

$425

NET-A-PORTER

Gucci GG cropped wool-blend sweater

$1,300

MYTHERESA

Iris & Ink brown Antonia cashmere sweater

$180

THE OUTNET

Victoria Beckham striped wool and cashmere-blend sweater

$750

NET-A-PORTER

Mango floral crochet polo

$60

MANGO

Cardigans

Cardigans are another ’90s-inspired versatile staple. Wear with jeans, around your shoulders, or layered over a dress.

& Other Stories wool blend tortoise button cardigan

$89

& OTHER STORIES

Ply-knits Errol cardigan in Bushwick haze

$388

PLY-KNITS

Everlane the cashmere crew cardigan

$140

EVERLANE

Mandkhai hand embroidered cardigan

$1,384

MANDKHAI

Brock Collection Ramo belted wool-blend cardigan

$920

MATCHESFASHION.COM

Staud Alastor button-detail cardigan

$265

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Sweater Vests

Sweater vests—yes, sweater vests—are one of the best lightweight sweaters to invest in this spring. Wear solo on warmer days and over a T-shirt on chillier days to instantly take your casual look up a notch.

H&M rib-knit sweater vest

$30

H&M

Wifred Alps vest

$98

ARITZIA

Story MFG. party v-neck cotton sleeveless sweater

$840

MATCHESFASHION.COM

Batsheva floral-embroidered alpaca sweater vest

$385

MATCHESFASHION.COM

The Row Cremona merino wool and cashmere-blend vest

$1,050

NET-A-PORTER

Acne Studios cable-knit sweater vest

$420

MYTHERESA

Pullovers

A roundup of the best lightweight sweaters would be remiss without the consummate sweater silhouette: the pullover. Vogue editors particularly love them when they’re striped. Color-blocking, stripes, and tie-dye make an old classic feel modern.

La Ligne AAA lean lines cashmere sweater

$275

LA LIGNE

Christopher John Rogers colorblock rib-knit sweater

$575

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

& Daugther Maggie embroidered merino wool sweater

$705

NET-A-PORTER

Zara knit sweater with buttons

$40

ZARA

Tory Burch vintage cricket sweater

$498

TORY BURCH

YanYan Fafa pullover

$275

YANYAN

1 Moncler JW Anderson colour-block striepd cotton-blend sweater

$910

MATCHESFASHION.COM

Mango buttons detail knit sweater

$60

MANGO

Alex Mill button-back crewneck sweater in stripe

$120

ALEX MILL

Cos oversized v-neck sweater

$115$81
COS

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