Damn, this chilly weather is sticking around for longer than expected. Dressing up is not really a priority when the breeze is freezing our faces off and destroying our hands beyond hand cream repair. The secret behind looking cute under zero degrees is layering. And a crucial piece for that is zip-up knits.

Layering can be a tricky field to experiment around. If you can’t handle its basic rules, then you might be set up for disaster. However, some clothing pieces simplify the task and knitted zip-ups top the list.

Their perks: they adds structure, can be dressed up or down, and are a winter lifesaver. It's time to toss away those ugly holiday sweaters and welcome some funky newbies into your rotation.

From Casablanca's bold aesthetic to Sunspel's high-end roots, we’ve rounded up the best-knitted zip-ups for anyone's taste. The cold weather awaits you, so you better be prepared.

Shop the best zip-up knits to wear in winter.

MR. P Zip-Up Sweater

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Zip-Up Sweater



Buy at Mr Porter

Mr. P brings a knitted zip-up that’s chunky enough to keep your body temperature untouched. The moulin wool, burgundy color, and diagonal pattern can tone down any formal look to a more casual one.

WTAPS Knitted Zip-Up Cardigan

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Knitted Zip-Up Cardigan



Buy at Mr Porter

WTAPS takes away that ‘grandma’ feeling that some knitted cardigans convey by adding the brand's logo at the front, a chunky v-neck, and a thick zipper. Pair this loose knit with your favorite baggy trousers and you’ll be good to take on the day.

Sunspel Rib Zip Cardigan

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Rib Zip Cardigan




At the helm of refined knitwear is Sunspel. A black knitted zip-up is a no-brainer when it comes to styling. The merino wool and refined lining are the ingredients to make this an elevated essential in your wardrobe.

Casablanca Casa Club Zip-Up Sweater

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Casa Club Zip-Up Sweater



Buy at Browns

If you think you should’ve been born in the ‘70s, Casablanca has a cozy time machine for you. Layer this multicolored zip-up knit over some bold looks, or add this eye-catching piece to a monochrome fit.

Robyn Lynch Zip-Front Knitted Sweater

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Zip-Front Knitted Sweater


Robyn Lynch

Buy at Browns

When a brand mixes comfy, stylish, and sustainable, we are allowed to splurge. Robyn Lynch crafts the softest merino wool knit for layering or just to wear on its own.

ADER Error Tenit Vest

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Tenit Vest


ADER Error

Buy at ssense

Since sweater vests became the year-round wardrobe essential, everyone wants to take part in the vest craze. Despite it not passing the coverage check, the checkered print and baggy fit of this Ader Error piece are hard to resist.


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Patched Hoodie



Buy at ssense

Half knit, half hoodie, this Charlie Constantinou piece will leave people talking, and not in a bad way. Elevate your hoodie game, and give your slouchy sweatpants a reason to be worn in public.

BDG Zip-Up Cardigan

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Zip-Up Cardigan



Buy at Urban Outfitters

BDG took varsity jacket elements and built it out of wool. Wear this preppy piece alone as a jacket for when the days start getting a little warmer.

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