Stylish, Affordable Black Sweaters

Q. I recently bought a few shirts that could use a black sweater to go along with them, but I am having a difficult time tracking down one that is cute and affordable.

-Basic not Boring

A. A black sweater is a classic and every woman should own a turtleneck and a v-neck or cardigan. But the sweaters don’t have to be dull in shape or style. For a sweater to stand apart in your wardrobe, look for extra details like a puffed sleeve, buttons in non-standard places, 3/4 sleeves and embroidery. All these sweaters are under $100:

3/4-sleeve buttonless cardiganVintage Lace SweaterBoyfriend Cardigan Sweater Gitano® metallic shimmer cardigan

 Chunky Cotton Cardigan Lux Santa Cruz Cardigan<br />
 Lux Santa Cruz CardiganNoemi Smocked Sweater Zq1507 001

1. 3/4-sleeve buttonless cardigan, $68 at bananarepublic.com

2. Vintage Lace Sweater , $34.50 at delias.com

3. Boyfriend Cardigan Sweater , $24.50 at delias.com

4. Gitano metallic shimmer cardigan, $36.99 at fashionbug.com

5.  Chunky Cotton Cardigan, $88 at freepeople.com

6.  Lux Santa Cruz Cardigan, $48 at urbanoutfitters.com

7. Noemi Smocked Sweater , $29.50 at delias.com

8. Roundneck sweater, $39.50 at espritshop.com

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