Winter isn’t coming, it is already here! You better get some good and cozy new sweaters to have fun this season. And to help you decide we have made a list for you.
Before we dive into the list let us be crystal clear that by sweater we mean a garment that is made of knitted or crocheted material, it comes with both, long sleeves and sleeveless.
Sweaters are traditionally made from wool but with technology now they also come in cotton, synthetic fibers, or any combination of these. We will be covering everything that falls under the sweater category, call it a sweater, pullover, jumper, slipover, sweater vests, or anything you like.
Sweaters have been around for over a century now and almost all variations of them have been explored by humans all around the world. From Mick Jagger wearing a turtleneck sweater back in 1965 to Harry Styles rocking cute sweaters in 2020.
Now that we have established that sweaters are always hot, in this blog we will also be showing you different ways to style each sweater on the list.
Zara has so many stunning pieces that it doesn’t take you long to find a good piece. We explored the whole store and bring to you the best of the best Zara sweaters.
- Grey Purl-Knit Sweater
Remember Drake’s hit song Hotline Bling? Now let us show you what he wore in the music video.
Well, Zara must have had Drake on their mood board for this grey Purl Knit, just take a look at this –
Pretty similar right? Now, who wouldn’t want to get their hands on this! This sweater is made from spun cotton fabric so you know that it is super breathable. It is a heavily textured, chunky turtleneck with long sleeves with ribbed trims. It feels just as cozy as it looks.
It has a different pattern for the sleeves and the body which not only makes it much more interesting but also accentuates your shoulders to make them look wider.
You can wear this for a cute date night and pair it with black jeans and add a pop of red to make it look hotter.
- Basic High Neck Sweater
We cannot stress how important it is for every man to have a staple piece like this in his closet. This is a versatile basic high neck sweater in a calming off-white color to complement the chilly winter weather. Specifically, this is a lightweight straight fit sweater with a high neck and long sleeves with ribbed trims
You can pair this with a dark coloured blazer and trousers to impress people at a formal event or a flannel shirt for a semi-casual event. Or even if you just show up in this and either monochromatic trousers or dark coloured trousers or jeans, you will still nail the look. Besides who doesn’t like a turtleneck? Other than looking chic it also helps you hide some hickeys.
Accessorizing the look with a blazer or hoodie and glasses with a Fossil watch on will give you the title of always looking like a boss. Either that or a nerdy teacher depends on how you style it. Either way, having fun with the outfit is more important, isn’t it?
- Timeless Black Turtleneck
Another staple piece every man should own is a black turtleneck. This basic and versatile piece has all the power to spice up your wardrobe and give you the image of the man that makes every woman swoon. Black other than being a slimming colour also has an eerie blanket of enigma around it that makes the wearer seem sexy, powerful, mysterious, and irresistible.
This is a turtleneck sweater made out of wool blend featuring long sleeves and ribbed trims. This can be donned for a formal event, first date, or even a red carpet. “If you are ever finding it difficult to put looks together, just look up what Zayn is wearing and try to recreate his looks. His looks are mostly very chic, timeless, and powerful”, said some wise man. So let’s do that now
Zayn Malik walked the red carpet many times, looking all hot and sexy in this same black turtleneck, just styled differently with different accessories.
Looking solid in solid colors, you can also pair this black turtleneck with a navy blue blazer or suit and the same colored trousers and finish the look with some silver jewelry to look uber rich. Carry some Ray-Bans too, if you are going out.
- POLO SWEATER
This shirt style was often worn by the Britishers with Jodhpur pants while playing the game polo, hence the name. This style was later popularized by Ralph Lauren in America. It is just recently that this style has been adapted in different materials and variations of it are explored by designers.
Zara made it into a long sleeve sweater with collars, front buttons, and ribbed trims to make it fit well
This look can be sported, pun intended, with loose-fit denim, a baseball cap, and Nike Air Force 1 sneakers. It is a very “soft boy” look aesthetic, which is very popular with the younger generations.
Want to go out to the cafe to catch up with some old friends or just to work this look is not only comfortable but also makes you look well put together.
So even if you don’t have your life figured out, your outfit can give that illusion, isn’t that great?
- PURL-KNIT SWEATER
We know what you are thinking “Oh! Another purl knit sweater?” Well, yes. You simply can’t have “enough” sweaters in your closet, not when Zara is still making such fabulous ones.
This is a knit sweater made out of a cotton blend, V neck, and long sleeves with ribbed trims. For us, this sweater just screams airport comfy-luxe, what do you think? Let us know in the comments below.
It is heavily textured and the V neck is in a different pattern which draws attention to your neck, so make sure there are no hickeys, and perhaps have a chain on to make it even more exciting.
This sweater would look really good if you have some classes to attend early in the morning. If it is offline, you can pair it with come comfy track pants and loafers or slip-on.
Now that we have shown you some versatile and chic basics, let us move on to some funky sweaters for all you risk-takers out there.
- Textured Sweater
Via – https://www.zara.com/in/en/textured-sweater-p03332336.html?v1=116414276
The idea of men only wearing dark and plain colors is way too old. Gen Z considers flaunting bold and vibrant colors and prints are more manly now. This soothing pastel pink textured loose-fitting sweater with a round neckline, long sleeves, and ribbed trims look so effortlessly rich.
Paired with green or brown trousers it would be a really amazing look for a day out in the park or on a brunch with some close friends.
- OMBRÉ JACQUARD SWEATER
Staying in line with fun prints and cool colors, next up on the list we have an ombre jacquard sweater that is the definition of a party look to impress your crush.
This is a loose-fit ombre jacquard print sweater with a crew neck and long sleeves, which is honestly, great for a movie night or casual dinner or even for shopping at Zara as retail therapy.
You can pair it with blue or black jeans, baggy or skinny fit both will look stunning. Just remember to keep the sweater as the center of attention. Add only selective accessories to keep the whole look light.
- Mountain Jacquard Cardigan
Harry Styles may have been the pioneer of fun and colorful cardigans by wearing the patchwork multi-colour cardigan by JW Anderson. But it is now time to take it ahead by donning this mountain print cardigan.
Via – https://www.zara.com/in/en/mountain-jacquard-cardigan-p04938313.html?v1=131955365
This print pays homage to the majesty of the Alps while keeping you warm at the same time. The pastel blue contrasting the grey and the black of the cardigan make the pattern seem tranquil. With pastel colors being the hit this season get this sweater to stay on trend as always.
- Colour Blocking Sweater
We informed you in our color blocking masterclass (if you haven’t read it already, we highly recommend you check it out to amp up your fashion game) that colors can be used smartly to accentuate the body parts you like.
If you have narrow shoulders and a wider waist and want to make the shoulders look bigger while making the waist smaller, you will love this color blocking sweater.
Via – https://www.zara.com/in/en/colour-block-sweater-p04216300.html?v1=117791377
Or even if you have wide shoulders and want to flaunt them you can opt for this loose-fit sweater made out of spun cotton fabric, having a round neck with long sleeves.
Zara is tricking our brain with colors – the dark color of the torso makes it look slimmer and pushes it to the back, and the bright and light colors make it seem closer to us thus making it look bigger than it actually is.
You can pair them with black trousers, which will elongate your legs.
- Abstract Jacquard Sweater
We have not come across anything more punk rock than this black and white graffiti-like print sweater.
We are sure everyone has had a goth phase growing up, if not then perhaps a rebel phase. And this sweater perfectly embodies the energy and mood of that phase.
The tie dye-like edges of the abstract white stripes makes the sweater look grotesque and violent. Pairing it with black pants and silver jewelry will definitely make you look like the coolest hitman that has ever walked on this planet. If you would have told us that this sweater was designed by Alexander McQueen or Rick Owens we would have agreed with you.
The next two sweaters are specifically for super funky people, it is not for the faint of heart so proceed to buy with caution.
- JACQUARD SWEATER WITH LETTERING
Want to become the talk of the night? This sweater looks like it was designed for the VIP members of the rave club. The high contrasting yellow and black exude drama. They may seem loud, but if styled correctly, you will look classy.
The sudden change of the colors in a cut-like design on the chest looks interesting. The letters are randomly placed and don’t necessarily spell anything, but it can be a fun ice breaker, right?
The yellow and black combo makes it a bit difficult to pair it with anything other than black trousers, but you can always try it with some shorts or even a black hoodie over it to add another layer perhaps. If you want to look invincible, you may as well add a black face mask to get a high level of anonymity.
- FAES WAVES SWEATER
This is a loose-fitting sweater with a round neckline, long sleeves, and Jacquard Faes print. The dark green leaning toward teal color seems to compliment the light green wavy designs. To talk about the print looks like a modern-day digital art inspired by the painting – The Great Wave of Kanagawa
Again, just like the previous sweater, the colors make it fit well with mostly black. If you are feeling adventurous we would recommend you style it with green pants that relate to the sweater and blue or red or yellow glasses to add a pop of color.
This is a great look for a day out running errands or window shopping with friends. We can only image high-end designers or famous influencers wearing this at Paris Fashion Week, so you need to hurry up and get this right now!