Cozy Oversized Sweaters to Keep You Warm This Winter

In the words of the Stark family from "Game of Thrones": "Winter is Coming". And along with winter comes chilly weather, snow, and wind. If you want to stay warm and cozy during a blustery winter (and keep some room for holiday treats), nothing is better than a soft, oversized sweater. For casual weekends in, workdays around the office, or even a night out on the (chilly) town, there are so many ways to style this winter must have. Check out some top sweater picks below, along with a few fashion tips for optimum comfort and style. 

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Rugged and Irish

Aran Sweater
Aran Sweater Market

Take a cue from a land where they know how to brave the cold: Ireland! This Cable and Float Stitch Boat Neck Sweater from Aran Sweater Market is made in Ireland of 100% extra fine merino wool. The company has been crafting these rugged sweaters in the Aran Islands since 1892, so they know a thing or two about knitting and design for the cold. Plus, the natural and organic fibers help to regulate your body temperature, keeping you toasty whether you're by the fire or out making a snowman. 

Style Tip: Merino wool is surprisingly soft, but if your skin is extra sensitive wear a thin layer underneath this sweater. A simple long sleeved shirt will keep your skin safe from any irritation. 

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Off the Shoulder and Powerful

Wonder Woman sweater
Box Lunch

Cold days can get you down, so wrap up in this and remind yourself just how powerful you really are! This cozy off the shoulder, tunic sweater from Box Lunch is inspired by the flowing cape in the "Wonder Woman" movie. It features an intarsia print (a woodworking technique of tightly fit pieces of wood) in a gorgeous blue on blue design. Plus, full sleeves, and a cowl neck that you can adjust around your neck, or wear off the shoulder. 

Style Tip: If you want to let your shoulders come out to play without bra straps, wear a well fitting strapless bra. Or, try wearing it with embellished bra straps that are meant to be flaunted!

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Hot Pink and Great Length

Free People It Girl Pullover
Free People

Cozy doesn't mean dull. The powerful cotton candy color of this It Girl Pullover from Free People packs a punch that will keep you motivated and in good spirits through the dreary days of winter. Plus, the soft and fuzzy material is like you're wrapping yourself in instant comfort. Don't let the relaxed fit fool you — this sweater means business!

Style Tip: Because of its longer length, you can wear this comfortable sweater over a pair of pants, or as a dress. To keep your legs as warm as your torso, try a pair of thick wool or patterned tights. Add a pair of tall boots and you're ready for winter — in style!

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Open Back and Sassy

Torrid sweater

Think cozy and oversized means zero sex appeal? Think again! This Grommet Cage Back Knit Sweater from Torrid mixes cozy comfort with a shock of sass. The deep purple chunky knit style keeps you warm in the winter months with a pullover silhouette and a slightly longer tunic length. The cutout back is a fun surprise with grommet-detailed cage straps. This sweater is a great option for Torrid's plus size customers, and an awesome style idea for any body shape.

Style Tip: Heat things up with what you wear underneath this open back sweater. Wear a lace bralette or camisole and let it peek out! 

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Chenille and Cropped

Asos cropped sweater

Oversized and cropped? Yes, it's possible. The dropped shoulders and loose torso of this Chenille Crop Sweater by Only (available at ASOS) gives an oversized look, without the long bulk of most winter sweaters. And that super cozy chenille is irresistible for snuggling up on cold days. Whether you wear it with high waist jeans or leggings, or over a slip dress, it's easy to layer up and stay warm in winter when wearing a cropped look. 

Style Tip: Want the luxe look of velvet in a thick sweater knit? Jennifer M., a Stitch Fix Ask A Stylist Correspondent says: "Look to chenille to lend texture and super-soft hand feel that practically begs to be snuggled up in all winter long." 

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Long and Winter White

Anthropologie sweater cardigan

Winter white never felt so cozy. This Hand-Knit Candide Wrap Cardigan by Stella Pardo available at Anthropologie is part alpaca wool and part "you'll never want to take this off". Wear it around the house like a robe, wear it to the office as a wrap, and even wear it on a crisp day as a lightweight coat. 

Style Tip: Slip on a pair of jeans and a coordinating turtleneck blouse in ivory if you want to create a seamless look. Or, keep it open and draped over a simple sheath dress and tights in a contrasting black, dark navy, or deep wine color. A perfect layer to wear on a snowy evening in a one horse open sleigh. 

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Simple and Casual

Felina lounge top Glenda

Casual and cozy, the Glenda Long Sleeve Crew Neck sweater from Felina is simple and easy to wear anywhere. Wear it with your favorite lounge pants for cozying up on the couch and binging your favorite TV show. (Cozy socks and hot cocoa are optional, but encouraged.)

Style Tip: Though it's oversized, it's less bulky than other cozy sweaters, which makes it perfect for layering. For a casual Friday work look, wear this sweater over a classic button down blouse and a statement necklace. Then pair it with black slacks and simple pumps for cozy office attire. 

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Wrapped in Cashmere

Fleur't cashmere sweater

Wrap yourself up in this cozy Cashmere Bliss Criss-Cross Sweater from Fleur't this winter. Made with ultra-soft cashmere (the queen of cozy), this is the perfect layer for chilly weather. Cashmere is a sophisticated material, so with the right attire and accessories you can take this loungewear item out on the town. Drape it over a formfitting turtleneck dress and add in some bling for a cozy and glitzy look. 

Style Tip: If you want to go without a blouse underneath this loose sweater, consider using fashion tape to keep the wrap front in place and from revealing your undergarments. Be gentle with the cashmere and only use the tape on the inside layers where it won't show if it alters the soft material.

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Ribbed Mockneck

Madewell sweater

The Northfield Mockneck Sweater from Madewell is a bestseller for good reason. This ribbed sweater is made of extra soft yarn and it comes in several colors, including this "golden harvest" color. The mock turtleneck keeps your throat warm without too much bulk. And the chunky material makes it roomy without being too overbearing. Wear it while catching up with relatives (and eating some pie) at a family get-together. 

Style Tip: This cozy color pairs well with dark browns and other warm tones. Try a pair of tall, chocolate-colored leather boots. 

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Sweater Cape

J. Crew Cape
J. Crew

Think outside the (sweater) box with this Convertible Sweater Cape from J. Crew. You can still get that oversized look without the sleeves! Wear it more than one way when you unbutton the middle part to let your arms peek out for the cape look, or keep it all buttoned up for a more fitted poncho shape. Either way, you'll be super warm and comfortable. 

Style Tip: Wear this as an outer layer over your outfit if it's not too cold outside. Or, use it as a blanket or a wrap when you're cuddled up indoors. This is an especially great item to wear when traveling on long, chilly airline trips on your way to see your family for holidays, or on your way to warmer weather for a winter getaway.

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Open Shoulder and Ruffles

Express sweater

A little ruffle here, a little open shoulder there, a lot of cozy right here. The Ruffle Cold Shoulder Cable Knit Sweater from Express is a welcome retreat from the typical oversized sweater, which can be a bit boring. The cable knit design keeps it classic, while the feminine ruffles and peek-a-boo playfulness keeps it sexy. Cozy and sexy at the same time? Yes, please. 

Style Tip: This hot color looks just as great with a leather mini skirt and tall boots as it does with winter white jeans and sparkly heels. You decide how to show it off! 

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Floral Embroidery

Zara sweater

If you need a dose of spring in your winter wardrobe, try this Embroidered Oversized Sweater from Zara. The funky flowers on each oversized sleeve brighten up a simple gray base and bring you right back to warmer days. It's the next best thing to having fresh flowers on your office desk! Not to mention, the soft material and relaxed shape are oh-so-cozy.

Style Tip: Pick a color from the flowers on the sleeves and coordinate with a pair of wool slacks. A dark teal, bright poppy, or rich blue hue will elevate this sweater into a classy work outfit. Whether you're crunching numbers or creating content — it's a classic outfit with a whimsical touch. 

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Thumbholes and Wrapped Up

Karen Neuburger wrap at Belk
Karen Neuburger

Made from some of the softest material you'll ever feel, you'll be reaching for this Long Sleeve Wrap Cardigan from Karen Neuburger available at Belk all winter long. Keep your hands warm, too with the innovative design. Small thumbholes keep the sleeves in place and hands toasty warm. Not to mention, you can wear this wrap a few different ways thanks to a unique button design. Wrap it around your hips, your neck, or keep it open and flowing. 

Style Tip: This cozy item is great for wearing over your workout outfit on the way to the gym or a yoga class. Keep it on while you warm up, and then peel it off once your body heat rises.