Now that sweater weather has really taken hold, it’s time to reassess our knits. One of the most versatile options? Why half-zip sweaters, of course. They can be worn multiple ways. From plunging and unzipped to zipped up as a turtleneck.
With such a specific silhouette, you’d think that the selection may be pretty limited. Think again. From cable knits to cropped toppers, there are lots of iterations. The one thing they must have in common is the fact that the zipper goes all the way up. Otherwise you’re stuck with a simple polo. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But we like our sweaters to be a bit more flexible.
Half-zip knits are also great layering devices. Size up to ensure it can serve as your final coating. (Heck, some are substantial enough to double as your winter coat.) Come spring, you can always flaunt them solo to keep you cozy when temps are still hovering below 60.
Keep scrolling to see the most stylish half-zip sweaters to add to your winter repertoire right now. We’ve included designer must-haves along with some fast-fashion staples. That way you can stock up on the latter or invest in the former.
Jacquemus La Maille Risoul Cropped Trucker Sweater in Khaki, $680 at Jacquemus
Woolrich Blue Daniëlle Cathari Edition Merino Zip-Up Sweater, $230 at SSENSE
Zara Striped Knit Sweater, $49.90 at Zara
REMAIN Damina Half-Zip Jumper, $362 at Farfetch
Paradis Perdus Homer Mélange-Knit Half-Zip Sweater in Burgundy, $128 at Moda Operandi
Nanushka Ryo Ribbed Alpaca Sweater in Camel, $295 at Nanushka
Urban Outfitters Lizzie Cable Knit Half-Zip Sweater in Blue, $39.99 at Urban Outfitters
Closed Organic Cotton Troyer in Dark Nickel, $298 at Closed
Zara Balloon Sleeve Knit Sweater, $25.99 at Zara
La Ligne Cable-Knit Merino Wool Half-Zip Sweater, $325 at Net-a-Porter
& Other Stories Oversized Half-Zip Sweater in Lilac, $129 at & Other Stories