One of the best things about spring is that the sweaters we've been layering with all winter can now do the heavy lifting as a top layer. The old cardigan we stole from our dad's closet takes center stage. That chunky fisherman sweater that's been there for us is a morning mainstay, whether we are braving a sea-worthy squall or are just headed to the coffee shop for a morning brew. Shoot, we can even start rocking short-sleeved sweaters. As long as temperatures are still hovering in the 50s and 60s, we can safely say that it's sweater weather.
Sweater shopping does have the tendency to be a fairly expensive endeavor, with many easily surpassing the $500 mark. It doesn't have to be this way, though. When it comes to finding a cheap sweater that is also well-made and comfortable, there are myriad options in 2021, crafted by brands that truly care about what they are making and how it gets made. We set out to find the best, most affordable sweaters (and sweater vests) you can buy, and today we're going to put you on to some of our favorites.
Each of these sweaters is under $100, and while we acknowledge that this isn't necessarily "cheap" in every sense of the word, we wanted to be sure we were suggesting garments that would actually last and are made by trusted brands. So scroll down to find a sweater that you won't have to take out a new mortgage for.
Shop our favorite shawl, crew neck, v-neck, hooded, collared, graphic, and cardigan sweaters.