When it comes to staying cozy in the fall, sweaters are a classic wardrobe staple. This layering piece is essential once the weather starts to get cooler, and is an absolute must-have as the snow starts to swirl.
However, as a tall person (of any gender), it can be difficult to find a sweater that works for your frame. The best fall sweaters are meant to be cozy. They shouldn’t be too tight at the shoulders or creep above your wrists. Everyone deserves a sweater that fits them well.
Depending on your style, there are tons of different sweaters you can choose from. If you dig the preppy aesthetic, a cream cabled Aran sweater is a classic staple of fall. If you’re more laid back, and like a sweater that feels as cozy as a pair of flannel bedsheets, you’d probably prefer a hoodie or crew-neck sweater backed with soft and breathable French Terry fabric.
Whatever your style, we’re here today to showcase some of our favorite sweaters and talk about how you can style them this fall.
Our Favorite Men’s Fall Sweaters
When it comes to men’s fall sweaters, the options are endless. In the earliest days of fall, a cardigan or hoodie with a zipper is going to offer the greatest flexibility, so you can shrug it off if the temperatures warm up. These sweaters can be worn all year round, and offer a ton of flexibility if the weather is unpredictable.
On days where the temperature dips back down again, a heavy thermal sweater offers the best protection against icy winds. Our version is made with flattering raglan sleeves and is versatile enough to be worn on its own, or layered with undershirts to keep you toasty warm. Undershirts, tanks, and slim-fit tees are all great choices for layering underneath sweaters in the winter.
The Best Fall Sweaters for Women
Tall guys shouldn’t be the only ones spending the fall season in comfort. We believe the best fall sweaters for women should be both comfortable and flattering. Our women’s hoodies are garment-dyed in beautiful, muted colors, and are gorgeously drapey for that perfect oversize fit.
If you’re looking for a more fitted sweater, or something that would work well for an evening out, you can’t go wrong with anything knitted. Knits are perfect for fall and offer a great combination of texture and color that works with any outfit.
How to Style a Fall Sweater
The best fall styles pair soft sweaters with a contrasting bottom, to keep the look balanced. Since sweaters are typically made with thicker material, wearing something like sweatpants or a long, drapey skirt can make it look like you’re trying to hide your body. One exception, of course, is to pair a matching hoodie and jogger set for an effortlessly cool look.
You don’t need to worry about looking heavy in an oversize sweater, as long as you pair it with a more fitted bottom. Think skinny jeans, leggings, or even joggers. As long as your proportions are balanced, you can make any outfit work.
Preparing Your Sweaters for Fall
Most people don’t keep sweaters in their usual clothing rotation throughout the summer. To make sure your sweaters are ready to go before cold weather hits, follow the steps below.
1. Take your cozy fall sweaters out of storage, and inspect them well. Look for moth holes, wear and tear, and anything else that could affect the fabric.
2. Try them on, and make sure they fit well.
3. Wash them thoroughly, being careful not to put fabrics like wool or cashmere in the dryer.
4. Fold them, and slip them into your drawers so they’re ready to wear.
Shop Cozy Fall Sweaters at American Tall
Finding your current sweater stash lacking? This fall, you’ll need cozy loungewear, especially if you’re going to continue working from home. Shop all your favorite fall sweaters at American Tall, where we carry tons of styles and sizes made for long limbs and tall torsos.