Sweater styles to keep you cozy all winter

Rejoice! Sweater season is here, and we are celebrating by wrapping ourselves in a chunky knit.

When you love thrift store sweaters as much as we do, the arrival of winter is like being reunited with a friend you haven’t seen in a while but have missed like crazy.

Like comfort food, sweaters are comfort wear for the winter. Count us among those who can’t get enough. Our motto: Life is better in a sweater. Actually, life is better in a thrift store sweater!

Turtleneck, crewneck and oversized sweaters, ponchos and cardigan sweater styles all have a welcome place in our winter wardrobe.

Here’s a look at five sweater styles and thrift store sweaters you’ll love.

Part coat, part sweater, a poncho is the perfect piece for your winter wardrobe. You’ll get so much mileage out of it, like this one from Mix It, that you’ll be wondering why you haven’t gotten on the poncho bandwagon before. And let there be no doubt, there definitely is a bandwagon, friends, and it’s time to get on board!

Give yourself a hug with a turtleneck sweater like this emerald green one from Pendleton that provides built-in comfort and warmth. A fitted turtleneck style can add to its versatility. Wear it on its own or grab a cardigan to toss on over it. Its flexibility is what makes the turtleneck sweater one of our top winter sweater styles!

If you’re not a fan of the cold, comforting cardigans are the one thing that will make you feel so much better about the winter months. Grab your favorite thrift store sweater, like this light gray cardigan from Dana Buchman, and take on the world!

Oversized sweaters are an absolute weekend essential, and we could wear this 100% cotton one from Eight Eight Eight every day.

“Oversized sweaters will always be in fashion. Why? Because they are cute and cozy,” according to Become Chic. “This cool-weather staple is a must-have for every fashion girl who wants to feel comfort and cozy everywhere she goes, no matter if it’s home or office.”

Plus, don’t forget this year’s “it” sweater — the duster sweater. If you’re feeling intimidated by that sweater style, don’t be. According to, long cardigans work for any body type. This INC International Concepts in eggplant is at the top of the list of duster sweaters we want to hang out in.

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