Trends for fall are often relatively predictable, but only your grandma saw the sweater sets craze coming. (Leave it to our grandparents to know a good thing when they see it.) And while you might assume that the trend is a designated springtime look, some of the best sweater sets are actually ideal for fall. These matching pieces give you just the right amount of coziness during transitional weather—and are high-key cute. Of course, sweater sets today aren’t quite the same as the looks your granny loves, but the 2021-era styles have all the nostalgia and vintage vibes you could ever want.
Think sleek tanks and cropped cardigans in colors perfect for the season. You can wear them with everything from your favorite high-waisted jeans to a plaid mini skirt—and trust me, you’ll want to. Sweater sets are the perfect transitional look for fall and beyond. For days when the weather isn’t quite chilly enough to warrant a jacket, just throw on a sweater set and you’re good to go. And when the weather does get a bit frigid? Sweater sets are still great for layering. You can toss a cute puffer coat or trench over the set and voila! You’re warm and snug—and have a cute look to show off when you take off your coat.
The same goes on the opposite end of the spectrum, too. If it’s too hot outside, simply take off the cardigan and wear the matching top by itself. Wrap the cardi around your waist or throw it over your shoulders. These pieces might be ideal for fall, but they really do work in any season—and they deserve a place in your wardrobe.
So do yourself a favor and snag one of the cute sweater sets we’ve rounded up below. From options in fall-ready hues to sets that will transition seamlessly from fall and winter to spring and summer, you’re sure to find a new addition to your closet. Stay cozy!
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Cropped Rib Cardigan And Camisole Set
You can’t go wrong with a classic cream set like this one from BP. It works with any bottoms, no matter the season.
Adelie Knit Bra
An option with a longer cardi like this deep blue pick from Camila Coelho feels so cozy.
Ribbed Knit Bralette and Cardigan Set
This Ribbed Knit Bralette and Cardigan Set from Abercrombie & Fitch is made from a lightweight fabric that works for transitional weather days.
Cotton & Cashmere Short Sleeve Cardigan
Not all cardigans have to have long sleeves! This set from Favorite Daughter comes in two shades, including this fall-ready orange hue.
Cable Knit Cardigan And Bralet Set
This set from River Island looks like a very 2021 version of your grandpa’s old fisherman sweater, thanks to those 3D knit details.
Flowers Knit Cardigan + Flowers Knitted Cropped Top
This buttery yellow cardigan and matching tank from Mango both feature the sweetest floral embroidery.
Blake Sweater + Kind Top
The cream-colored Blake Sweater and the matching Kind Top from STAUD are instant classics thanks to the simple, chunky knit texture.
X Revolve Cardigan Set
The tortoise buttons on this Cardigan Set from Callahan only add to the grandmacore aesthetic.
Fluffy Cardi & Cami Set
Forget chunky knits—this season is all about fuzzy options. Opt for something playful like this set from ASOS Design.
Soleil Cropped Sweater Set
Lean into the matchy-matchy look with this argyle Soleil Cropped Sweater Set from Princess Polly. It’s serving modern Cher Horowitz vibes!
Embroidered Knit Cardigan + Embroidered Knit Top
The pastel pink cardigan and matching knit tank top from English Factory both feature dainty pastel florals.
Chunky Oversized Cardi + Knit Bralette
I’m a sucker for this Chunky Oversized Cardi and the matching Knit Bralette from Good American. I mean, they both look so comfy.
Hutton Ribbed Bra & Cardi Set
Ex-ballerinas, this Hutton Ribbed Bra & Cardi Set from Hansen + Gretel is for you! Very White Swan off duty.
Crop Wedge Cardigan + Crop Sweater Cami
If you prefer a knit camisole over a knit bra, consider this one (and the matching cardigan!) from Eloquii.