Many years ago on an especially lovely Christmas morning, I received a valuable gift: the perfect sweater. Elated, I hurriedly threw it on and continued to enjoy the holiday festivities. Not five minutes later, I ruined my perfect present with a red wine stain too proud to budge even in the face of a heaping amount of spot removal solution. I lost a true friend that day–what a cruel, cruel fate!
I spent a considerable amount of time searching for a replacement and believed my efforts were hopeless. But after many failed attempts, itchy collars, and unwelcome pilling, I finally found a suitable stand-in.
Comfy cable sweaters are a commodity in the fall and the winter. I like mine off-white and over-sized, but coziness is really the key factor to keep mind. This particular pullover from Athleta checks all the boxes. Warm, snug, and stylish, a cable-knit sweater pairs well with jeans and riding boots for a classic fall look, or with a leather mini skirt (like this darling from Zara!) for a casual, yet dressy ensemble.
Have you had to bid a once-beloved sweater adieu? Don’t let another season go by without taking advantage of fashion’s most comfortable wardrobe staple.
Shop the Look
Searching for the one? I’ve rounded up my favorite comfy cable sweaters in the selection of picks below.