I’m not a cold weather girl – a fact that sometimes confuses people when they find out I’m originally from Michigan. I usually get some variation of “but you must LOVE winter!” in response. Nope. Not at all. If anything, the first decades of my life being filled with 4-6 months of lake effect snow a year made it very clear that I thrive in warmer weather. And yet, somehow, I still ended up in a place where winter is very much a thing! I absolutely love NYC though, so even when our winters are on the horribly cold and snowy side (like this year), I’m going to stick it out – I just have to have the proper armor for it.
A warm winter coat is a non-negotiable, of course, but when it is this cold, the cozy needs to come in layers. So this is sweater season, and I’ve been shopping accordingly.
I just got my big order of sweaters from Dia & Co. in last weekend, and I immediately pulled out this abstract zebra intarsia knit from Madewell. It sold out before I could snag it on Madewell’s site, so I was so happy to see it both in stock and on sale at Dia.
Dia has a good selection of sweaters and cardigans in sizes up to 5x right now too, with a lot of cute ones on sale (try code WINTER50 for an extra markdown). I’m actually wearing this sweet dot-striped sweater right now as I type this (only $15 after the extra 50% off!)
The landscape print mini-trend is definitely gaining traction, so I snapped up this cute Wild Fable pullover the moment I saw it online:
It looks like a lot of other plus babes had the same idea, as it is selling out fast, but I’ve included other similar sweater options in the carousel below.
Click through to find cute and cozy knits to weather this weather, whatever your style:
If you are looking for a trendy, statement sweater, go for bold patterns, rainbow colorways, and whimsical themes (yes, butterflies and smiley faces are back):
A rich hue in a warm knit is something you can wear year after year. Neutrals are also showing no signs of going away, so whatever solid shade you find yourself being drawn to is a good bet.
Whether you wear them the traditional way or on their own as a top, cardigans are undeniably having a moment.
A couple of bonus picks from indie designer faves:
New plus-owned label Shiny by Nature is already making a name for themselves with their unique and cozy knitwear. I’m currently eyeing this precious falling hearts sweater and their fun wave sweater vest.
It’s no secret that I love Baacal – this sustainably and ethically made designer plus size label is exactly what I was wishing for when I created #plussizeplease, and my Baacal pieces are all treasured items in my wardrobe. This oversized grandpa cardigan is next up on my wishlist: