Rejoice! Sweater season is here, and we are celebrating by wrapping ourselves in a chunky knit.

When you love thrift store sweaters as much as we do, the arrival of winter is like being reunited with a friend you haven’t seen in a while but have missed like crazy.

Like comfort food, sweaters are comfort wear for the winter. Count us among those who can’t get enough. Our motto: Life is better in a sweater. Actually, life is better in a thrift store sweater!

Turtleneck, crewneck and oversized sweaters, ponchos and cardigan sweater styles all have a welcome place in our winter wardrobe.

Here’s a look at five sweater styles and thrift store sweaters you’ll love.

Part coat, part sweater, a poncho is the perfect piece for your winter wardrobe. You’ll get so much mileage out of it that you’ll be wondering why you haven’t gotten on the poncho bandwagon before. And let there be no doubt, there definitely is a bandwagon, friends, and it’s time to get on board!


Second hand poncho with faux fur 


This new-with-tags poncho from Mix It hits on so many trendy levels. We are gaga over the neutral gray since it goes with everything, plus it has stylish faux fur around the neck. Now we are wondering how we can wear this every day!

Give yourself a hug with a turtleneck sweater that provides built-in comfort and warmth. A fitted turtleneck style can add to its versatility. Wear it on its own or grab a cardigan to toss on over it. Its flexibility is what makes the turtleneck sweater one of our top winter sweater styles!


 Second hand sweater


This emerald green Pendleton sweater would be stunning as a base layer under another sweater and complemented with a statement necklace. You’ll be doubly warm with the wool material, layered look and the close-fitting collar.

If you’re not a fan of the cold, comforting cardigans are the one thing that will make you feel so much better about the winter months. Grab your favorite thrift store sweater and take on the world!


Second hand cardigan 


This light gray cardigan from Dana Buchman has that lived-in feeling that is essential to a winter cardigan and only could be improved upon with the addition of an infinity scarf.

Oversized sweaters are an absolute weekend essential.

“Oversized sweaters will always be in fashion. Why? Because they are cute and cozy,” according to Become Chic. “This cool-weather staple is a must-have for every fashion girl who wants to feel comfort and cozy everywhere she goes, no matter if it’s home or office.”


 Second hand oversized sweater


We could wear this new-with-tags, 100% cotton Eight Eight Eight knit beauty every day. And we really do mean every day. Its loose knit and turtleneck ooze comfort, and the beige color adds to its versatility.

Plus, don’t forget this year’s “it” sweater — the duster sweater. If you’re feeling intimidated by that sweater style, don’t be. According to, long cardigans work for any body type.


Second hand long cardigan


In certain parts of the country a duster sweater could double as a lightweight coat. This new-with-tags INC International Concepts cardigan in eggplant is at the top of the list of duster sweaters we want to hang out in. We can see it with a pair of dark skinnies and a comfy tee.

— Team reStitch


P.S. What are some of the sweater styles you can’t live without during sweater season? Share on social and tag with #reStitch.