2020 will be remembered as the lost summer. One for which, despite worryingly astronomical temperatures, we were pretty much all locked inside our homes. Sometimes it’s best to recognize the fights you can’t win and cut your losses, which is why we’re shifting our focus forward a month in an effort to up our transitional style game. First off, we’re running the rule over lightweight knitwear that'll have you cross-season covered.

Because of its color palettes and layering opportunities, the summer to fall transition is by far our favorite. The arrival of autumn means welcoming some darker hues into your wardrobe, but dark, earthy tones form the perfect frame for a few highlight pieces, too. Aside from color changes, your wardrobe should mirror the mercury. So as the sun retreats, the knitwear advances.

We’ve rounded up the best transitional knitwear, from COS all the way to Raf Simons, to make the switchover as smooth as possible.

Browse the best season transition knitwear below.

COS Knitted Wool Cardigan

Knitted Wool Cardigan

Knitted Wool Cardigan

$135

COS

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One of the great things about cardigans is being able to wear them open or closed. A press-stud fastening allows you to sport the COS Knitted Wool Cardigan as a top layer through the transitional weeks.

WOOD WOOD Falcon Knit

Falcon Knit

Falcon Knit

$75

WOOD WOOD

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Danish label WoodWood comes with one of the more affordable options in our roundup, but it's no less worth your attention. Resplendent in neon green, this is a highlight piece for autumn and beyond.

Wooyoungmi Irregular-Hem Wool-Blend Roll-Neck Sweater

Irregular-Hem Wool-Blend Roll-Neck Sweater

Irregular-Hem Wool-Blend Roll-Neck Sweater

$510

Wooyoungmi

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Wooyungmi distills his dystopian vision into this asymmetrical roll-neck. Cut from a wool blend, the paneled construction hangs with notable elegance.

Loewe Paula’s Ibiza Psychedelic-Jacquard Mohair-Blend Sweater

Psychedelic-Jacquard Mohair-Blend Sweater

Psychedelic-Jacquard Mohair-Blend Sweater

$750

Loewe Paula’s Ibiza

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From the ethereally elegant to the loud and proud, this psychedelic jacquard sweater from Loewe is made from a mohair blend for texture points and is sure to catch eyes.

A-COLD-WALL* Shattered Glass-Jacquard Wool Sweater

Shattered Glass-Jacquard Wool Sweater

Shattered Glass-Jacquard Wool Sweater

$430

A-COLD-WALL*

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A-COLD-WALL* uses a shattered glass pattern to add intrigue to this classic crewneck sweater in a grey-blue color. Raw edges to the shoulders offer up Samuel Ross' signature industrial aesthetic.

Société Anonyme Oversized Roll-Neck Jumper

Oversized Roll-Neck Jumper

$332

Société Anonyme

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This pure-wool roll-neck makes use of its luxurious material make-up with an oversized silhouette that encourages the silk-like wool to drape gracefully.

Pringle of Scotland Argyle Mohair Cardigan

Argyle Mohair Cardigan

Argyle Mohair Cardigan

$237

Pringle of Scotland

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Pringle of Scotland taps Scotland's traditional Argyle motif, as well as a shaggy mohair construction, to elevate this versatile cardigan.

Neil Barrett Jacquard Sweater Vest

Jacquard Sweater Vest

Jacquard Sweater Vest

$227

Neil Barrett

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Featuring an almost hypnotic snaking pattern, this electrically bright sweater vest from Neil Barrett employs an oversized silhouette to make its mark.

Casablanca Illustration Knit Jumper

Illustration Knit Jumper

Illustration Knit Jumper

$329

Casablanca

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Casablanca comes into its own in summer thanks to the sun-soaked color palettes and bright motifs, but this roll-neck jumper stands as proof that the label can walk you through the transitional months as well.

Z Zegna Geometric Wool Jumper

Geometric Wool Jumper

Geometric Wool Jumper

$391

Z Zegna

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It feels as though Zegna was asked to distill autumn into a three-part color scheme for this jumper. Color-blocked black, beige, and military green combine for an impactful but understated finish.

Acne Studios Striped-Knit Cardigan

Striped-Knit Cardigan

Striped-Knit Cardigan

$515

Acne Studios

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Acne Studios extends the classic button-up cardigan a few inches below the waist and gives the style a contemporary twist with multi-colored stripes that face to a cool gray-and-blue combination to the hem.

Raf Simons Oversized RS Sweater

Oversized RS Sweater

Oversized RS Sweater

$885

Raf Simons

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Respected from the heights of high fashion to the streetwear forums, Raf Simons has earned his reputation with a forward-thinking approach to the classics. This oversized sweat is punctuated by a simple RS logo to the chest.

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