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Sweaters: the great equalizer for when you A) have nothing to wear and B) want to retreat into a hermit-like state of autumnal coziness. And while we love our rotation of cable-knit crewnecks, we kinda feel like jazzing things up this season. That’s where these seven styles, in unexpected colors and flattering silhouettes, come in.

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Belted Tunic Sweaters

We love you, chunky sweaters, but you’re not always the most flattering. The solution: a belt, which cinches your waist and creates an hourglass silhouette despite the extra fabric.

Get the look: Uniqlo ($40); Caslon ($69); Halogen ($169)

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Off-the-Shoulder Sweaters

This summer was undoubtedly the season of the off-the-shoulder top—they were literally everywhere. But just because it’s getting colder doesn’t mean you have to abandon the trend until spring, thanks to warm options like this, worn artfully off just one arm.

Get the look: Missguided ($26); Bobi ($85); Splendid ($195)

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Pumpkin-Spice Sweaters

#PSLs. Pumpkin spice cakePumpkin spice hair. Have we reached peak pumpkin spice yet? Nope. Case in point: deep-orange sweaters that spice up (sorry) otherwise simple color palettes.

Get the look: Ann Taylor ($80); J.Crew ($98); Alice + Olivia ($350)

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Mixed Materials

Why choose between cotton and faux fur when you can have both? That’s the point of this trend, which sees two fabrics not usually associated with each other coming together in one super-cozy piece.

Get the look: Zara ($40); ASOS ($46); ALO ($88)

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Modern Nautical

We’re by no means suggesting you toss your navy-and-white sailor stripes, but we do suggest adding an updated version to your wardrobe, whether that means a different color combination or bucking the idea of uniform stripes.

Get the look: Vero Moda ($59); Mango ($70); Chinti and Parker ($333)

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Retro Patterns

Have you ever seen a sweater that makes you want to wear a pair of bell-bottoms more?

Get the look: Eloquii ($70); Scotch & Soda ($198); Derek Lam 10 Crosby ($395)

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Pastels

Previously relegated to Easter, pretty pastels are a fun and unexpected color scheme for fall and winter. Think about how happy you’ll be when you’re not wearing black or gray on the most frigid of winter days.

Get the look: Gap ($40); Mango ($60); Carven ($390)

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