If there is any singular must-have for any winter closet, it’s definitely the perfect fisherman sweater. Also known as an Aran sweater, these cozy knits are named after the fishermen who have worn them for decades on the islands off the coast of Ireland (why are all the best pieces stolen from the guys?). Sounds sexy, right? But you don’t have to be hauling sea bass to wear the distinct chunky cable design. Toss yours over a mini skirt for a warm night out with the girls, or layer it over a button-up and skinny jeans for a casual Friday work look. They’re also a huge trend in fall and winter weddings!
So if your New Year’s resolution is to amp up a more stylish wardrobe, it’s time to kick off with a cozy and chic fisherman sweater (or two!). We’ve rounded up eight of the best in the slideshow below.