6 Sweater Trends That Make Winter Dressing Way Less Boring

If your sweater pile looks more like a sad blob of fuzzy, pilled, and mostly gray-and-black knits than an inspiring mix of things you actually look forward to wearing, you're not alone. Your collection probably checks a few expected boxes: You've got the slightly itchy cable knits that someone gifted you years ago, a few go-to cashmeres for the days it's too cold to deal, and a handful of bolder selections you've probably only worn once. But there are a few fresh sweater trends that will actually make you excited to reach for a cozy knit in the morning.

To throw some newness into your repertoire, we've rounded up six standout trends that'll take your arsenal to the next level. Click on to embrace sweater weather to the fullest.
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Tied-Up Sleeves
The next iteration of the extra-long-sleeve trend takes shape in the form of little tied-up details that hang below your knuckles. Just be careful not to dip anything while eating.

Pixie Market Ivory Sleeve Tie Sweater, $95, available at Pixie Market.
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The Frankie Shop Pink Tie Sleeve Sweater, $129, available at The Frankie Shop.
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MSGM Contrast Tie Sweater, $241, available at MSGM.
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Ruffles On Ruffles
Ruffles aren't just for flouncy blouses and dresses in the warm-weather months; they're also a great way to add some movement and detail to your thick, layered-up looks this winter.

ASOS Sweater in Rib with Ruffle Neck, $38, available at ASOS.
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Mango Openwork ribbed sweater, $39.99, available at Mango.
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Gucci Ruffle-trimmed Pointelle-knit Wool Sweater, $1,044, available at MatchesFashion.
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Slivers Of Skin
You don't want to show too much skin in freezing-cold weather, but this season's cutout trend lets you show some ever so slightly. If it's too chilly to wear them on their own, try layering a thin long-sleeved top or turtleneck underneath for some cool, peekaboo action.

Creatures of Comfort Robison Cut Out Ruffle Top, $310, available at Creatures of Comfort.
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Try a fresh variation of the choker trend with this sweater.

American Eagle Outfitters Don't Ask Why Choker Neck Sweater, $49.95, available at American Eagle Outfitters.
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Tome Cutout Sweater, $725 $362.50, available at Shopbop.
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Subtle Sparkle
If you squint, you can juuust see it. These knits have some subtle sparkle woven right in, so you can be shiny enough to feel special without looking overly festive.

Zara Puff Sleeve Cropped Sweater, $39.90, available at Zara.
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& Other Stories Patchwork Glitter Knit, $115, available at & Other Stories.
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Finery Helmsley Split Back Arm Detail Rib Knit, $99, available at Finery.
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Brands high and low are putting out their adaptations of the millennial-pink craze. They're sure to put a different twist on your usual all-black winter wardrobe.

Rachel Comey Harmony Top, $450, available at Rachel Comey.
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H&M Textured Knit Sweater, $29.99, available at H&M.
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Rebecca Taylor Angora Mix Cardigan, $395, available at Rebecca Taylor.
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Over The Rainbow
In one final effort to get you away from wearing solely black and gray this season, rainbow-bright knits are showing up to shake things up. Talk about an easy way to bring up your mood on a brutally cold day.

Genuine People Striped Sleeved Club Sweater Top, $99 $65, available at Genuine People.
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Gap Crazy Stripe Shimmer Merino Wool Blend Sweater, $69.95 $54.95, available at Gap.
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Opening Ceremony Striped Ribbed-knit Sweater, $375, available at Net-A-Porter.

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