Latest Winter Sweater Trends for 2016 | Wrap Cardigans, Embellished & More

These are THE sweaters you should be wearing in 2016.

Hey gorgeous! The weather is at its coldest right now! And while you gorge on hot cocoa (with whipped cream. YUM!) and macchiatos, I hope you’re also keeping it warm yet stylish! And to help you with that, I have made a list of the 8 HOTTEST sweater trends for Winter 2016! Plus I’ve handpicked my favorite 35 trendiest sweaters for you!!

Let’s check them out and see what to add to our closet and what to get rid of this year!

The 8 Sweater Trends of 2016


Top 2016 Sweater Trend #1: Slit Sweaters

Slits are very fashionable right now – be it in skirts, dresses or in sweaters. Anywhere from the longest sweaters with two-feet long slits to front slits to subtle side-slits is good, but my favorites are back slits!

Nasty Gal One-Slit Wonder Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater – Black
Proenza Schouler Sleeveless Sweater with Slits
Stella McCartney grey long side slit sweater
Rebecca Minkoff Vero Colorblock Cashmere Sweater

Trend #2: Buttonless & Wrap Cardigans & Capes

Buttonless cardigans, jackets, coats – all are in. The trendiest length in buttonless cardigans is anywhere between where your sleeve ends to your knees. Capes and wrap cardigans work just like buttonless cardigans, but they are covered in the front, and don’t need a belt. Anywhere from ponchos to capes, these are cool in 2016!

Steffen Schraut Black Audrey Cape
81 Hours by Dear Cashmere Cashmere Cape – grey Bobeau One-Button Fuzzy Fleece Wrap Cardigan
Burberry Color Border Cape
Acne Studios Alan Open-Front Cardigan
Ulla Johnson Marrakech-Inspired Cardigan

Trend #3: Asymmetric Sweaters

One of my favorite trends is asymmetric sweaters. I love the bold silhouettes that make a big statement!

Vince Camuto Asymmetrical Mix Stitch Turtleneck Sweater
Donna Karan New York Asymmetric cashmere hooded sweater
Joseph Asymmetric ribbed merino wool sweater

Trend #4: Mesh/ Sheer Sweaters

See-through sweaters are having their It-moment right now. Be it cut-out, knit or mesh, sheer is great! Wear them over a crop top, a bandeau top, a tank top or just over a cute bralette if you’re feeling extra bold!

A.L.C. Mel Sweater
Tibi Pointelle-Knit Sleeveless Sweater
Balmain Ribbed Sheer Viscose Sweater
Givenchy Victorian Sleeve Knit Mesh Top

Trend #5: Sweaters with Trendy Elements: Fringe & Ombre, Oversized Collar

The other trends of the season like fringe, ombre and oversized collars are making waves in the sweater industry too! While I’m not a huge fan of ombre sweaters, I like hem fringes and oversized collars are absolute show-stealers!

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Wool Pullover with Fringing – multicolorApiece Apart Fringe-Trim Poncho
Dip Dye Fringe Sweater-Autumn Cashmere
Cusp by Neiman Marcus Ombre Long-Sleeve Sweater, Ivory/Black
Elie Tahari Brighton Sweater

Trend #6: Crop Sweaters

Crop sweaters had an even bigger moment in 2015, but they got a bit out of hand back then. They’re still trendy in 2016, and right now, the best length for them is right at or just below your navel.

Tibi Cropped cable-knit sweater
Diane von Furstenberg Ballerina Wrap Sweater
Moschino geometric intarsia sweater
Alexander McQueen Cropped Wool Pullover – red

Trend #7: Embellished Sweaters

Embellished sweaters are not new, but in 2016, the hottest embellishments include not just sequins – but also sequinned text, fur and feather embellishments, and cool graphics.

Alice + Olivia ‘Rosalind’ Strass Bead Collar Wool Sweater
Oscar de la Renta Long-Sleeve Embellished Sweater, Persimmon
Fendi Fur-embellished cotton-blend sweater
Dolce & Gabbana Embellished cashmere sweater
Lanvin Feather-Embellished Sleeveless Sweater

Trend #8: Graphic Sweaters

All our favorite designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Moschino, Balmain and more have graphic sweaters in Winter 2016! The two hottest trends are floral and striped. Here are my faves!

Boutique Moschino Wool-Cotton Striped Sweater with Bow Detail
Chanel Vintage Striped Sweater
Balmain Floral Print Cotton Velvet Sweater
Dolce & Gabbana Poppy & Daisy Scarf Print Silk Blend Cardigan
Maison Margiela Mixed Knit Pullover

So which 2016 sweater trends are your favorite? And which one of these is on your wishlist? Lemme know below! 🙂 XOXO

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