While we love spring’s chambrays and breton stripes and summer’s breezy sundresses, we have to admit to having a serious fondness for when fall comes in earnest, when “bring a wrap” becomes “bring your leather jacket,” and when a big cozy hug of a sweater is exactly what we need to transition from catnap to catwalk. We think that part of what we like most about sweater weather (aside from our eternal love affairs with chunky cable knits and cloud-soft cashmeres) is the total freedom to rock exactly what we want under them. Perhaps you have a flashdance-inspired cowl neck or you’re working with a slightly sheer angora and your lingerie is (always and forever) the star, but this season, more often than not, we find ourselves gravitating towards thick knits, graphic knots, and (gasp) the turtleneck, where what lies beneath is, literally, for our eyes only. It’s sweater season and the heat is on.
Here, the four pieces we keep reaching for again and again to go under our favorite layers right this minute: