Cold Comfort: Cozy Winter Sweaters

Winter's new knits are begging to be touched. They're soft, warm, cozy, and perfect for the country girl in all of us. Layer them with plush shearlings and faux sheepskin to ward off the big chill.

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Sweater Girl


Fair Isle makes a fashionable return for fall. This charming century-old motif adorns everything from hats to handbags.

Sweater, American Living for JCPenney,, $45. Pants, Mark,, $26. Boots, 80%20,, $155. Hat, Amici Accessories,, $28. Bag, American Living for JCPenney,, $40.

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Highland Heritage


Tartans take center stage this autumn. Wrap yourself up in a fringed plaid shawl over a thick cable-knit dress for warmth and style.

Shawl, Lucky Brand,, $169. Dress, WDNY, 212-395-9309 for store locations, $98. Boots, Sperry Top-Sider,, $140. Hat, San Diego Hat Co.,, $42. Tights, Kushyfoot,, $8.

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Fakin' It


Going faux-fur is guilt-free. Add just a touch to give any outfit a rich, sumptuous feel.

Vest ($60) and sweater ($70), Jaclyn Smith, Kmart stores. Pants, Eviana Hartman for Hessnatur,, $118. Blanket, Pendleton,, $124 (twin size).

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Knit Wit


Sweater coats are the new must-haves. Pick one in a bold, folkloric pattern for an instant wardrobe update.

(Left) Cardigan, Eddie Bauer,, $199. Top, Zara, for locations, $60. Leggings, Hue,, $34. Boots, The Frye Company,, $248. Hat, Lands' End Canvas,, $26.50. Bag, Zara, for locations, $90. Belt, Linea Pelle, 310-394-0135, $113.

(Right) Sweater, Miguel Adrover for Hessnatur,, $278. Dress, WDNY, 212-395-9309, $98. Boots, Dirty Laundry,, $69. Tights, Kushyfoot,, $8.

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Town & Country


Take your style to the max in a long skirt and textured top layers. A rugged flat boot gives the look a stamp of approval.

(Left) Aviator Jacket, Route 66, Kmart stores, $50. Sweater, Spring + Mercer,, $44. Skirt ($89) and hat ($69), Eddie Bauer, Boots, Born,, $150.

(Right) Coat, Dennis Basso,, $127. Sweater, Aerie,, $39.50. Skirt, Talbots,, $119. Boots, Sperry Top-Sider,, $75. Scarf, American Eagle Outfitters,, $34.50. Bag, Esprit,, $79.50.

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Cape Town


What's old suddenly looks cool again, like this tweedy topper. Perfectly paired with sleek separates and luxe leather gloves, it's one of the hits of the season.

Cape ($128), sweater ($59.50) and hat ($29.50), Loft, Pants, WDNY, 212-395-9309 for locations, $54. Boots, Sperry Top-Sider,, $180. Gloves, Carolina Amato,, $90.

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Get the Look


Vest, WDNY, 800-DILLARDS for locations, $59.