I Have Expensive Taste in Sweaters, and These Under-$40 Picks Pass My Test

Not to sound annoying, but I tend to be a picky shopper when it comes to sweaters. Maybe it’s because I can spot the difference between one that’s pricy and one that’s affordable, but regardless I have an eye for luxurious-looking knits. Now, while I wish I could always spring for the designer label that’s not always the case, which is why today is all about ten sweaters that are actually affordable but don’t look it.

Of course, I’m talking about the fall sweaters our very own Who What Wear collection has, which under $40 could easily look far more expensive. As you’re about to see below, bold prints like houndstooth and zebra and chunky, oversized knits are a few of the sweater details that pass my test and look luxe. Plus, they’re an easy way to make your wardrobe feel more “fun” without much effort at all. To see the outfit inspiration and shop our sweaters for yourself, just keep scrolling,

If it looks good with black jeans and pants, it’s a yes from me.

A little bit of print can go a long way when you wear an all-neutral look.

Try a pop of color with your suiting looks when you layer with a bright turtleneck.

Upgrade from a plain sweater to really make your look fashion with a capital F.

I don’t know about you, but I personally have never seen a gray sweatshirt look any cooler.

Striped sweaters are classic for a reason—they’ll truly never go out of style.

Taking note of how well houndstooth prints work with classic blue jeans and black accessories.

Yes, “grandma” cardigans are 100% a thing this fall and I’m so here for it.

Puff-sleeved knits will always look so pretty.

If you’re more of an accessories person, a basic black sweatshirt is a good outfit base.

Calling it now: chunky-knit beige sweaters will dominate this fall and winter.

Next, see the 8 easy and chic fall outfits our editors are wearing right now.