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Taupe is the new black: The 10 best earth tone men's and women's sweaters to buy for fall

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There's a reason that fall is the most favorable of the four seasons for many. In addition to marking the official countdown to the holidays, this time of year marks the commencement of sweater weather. While a cozy sweater is definitely an autumn staple, choosing the right one marks the real test.

According to Marie Claire, browns and earth tones (which the publication adoringly dubs "craving caramels") are timeless fall colors and are particularly a star go-to for the fall season.

Think about it — browns, taupes, tans and other earth tones warmly complement any skin tone and perfectly pair with several other fall staples like overcoats, boots and scarves of any color. Also, I would be remiss to ignore that this color palette makes for the most Instagram-worthy photos you can imagine (especially with the brown falling leaves serving as your au naturel background).

While Marie Claire listed the likes of Hermès, Dior and Tibi as the spearheaders of this fall runway trend, it's safe to say that luxury high fashion pieces are financially out of reach for most.

To help you achieve this timeless fall look, we've listed 10 of our favorite earth tone sweaters that will certainly upgrade your fall fashion game.

From affordable picks from the likes of Amazon and Quince to more premium options from J.Crew and Bonobos — and everything in between — we've got you covered for every style, price and function.

And, best of all, we've got both men and women covered with 10 classic options (five each)! Check out these hot picks below.

Women's Sweaters

1. Anrabess Women's Turtleneck Long Batwing Sleeve Sweater, $39.99 with added promotional coupons (Orig. $54.99)

Credit: Amazon
Credit: Amazon

This No. 1 best-selling women's batwing sweater on Amazon comes in over 18 colors, but this caramel hue is the most luxe of the bunch. It's roomy, cozy and features an easy pullover silhouette to fit most body types.

$39.99 $54.99 at Amazon

2. Onlypuff Sherpa Pullover Sweater For Women, $29.99 with added promotional coupons

Credit: Amazon
Credit: Amazon

Sherpa — aka teddy — is a must-have for fall, and this khaki tunic-style pullover sweater is the epitome of cozy chic.

$29.99 at Amazon

3. Nike Club Fleece+ Crew, $60

Credit: Nike
Credit: Nike

Everyone needs a sporty fleece hoodie in their wardrobe, and few brands do fleece as well as Nike. The brand's best-selling crewneck hoodie is made of sustainable materials and comes in standard and tall sizes.

$60 at Nike

4. Everlane Oversized Stroopwafel Turtleneck In ReCashmere, $195

Everlane strikes the perfect balance between minimalism and high quality, and this oversized turtleneck "ReCashmere" sweater is the perfect example.

$195 at Everlane

5. Quince Mongolian Cashmere Crewneck Sweater, $50 (Orig. $120)

Credit: Quince
Credit: Quince

This simple Quince Mongolian Cashmere Crewneck Sweater is on sale at its lowest price of the year the fall season. Get it now before it sells out!

$50 $120 at Quince

Men's Sweaters

6. Amazon Essentials Men's V-Neck Sweater, $27.30 - $28.40

When it comes to men's fashion, nothing beats a simple, earth tone V-neck sweater. It's versatile enough to wear with jeans or slacks. Get this Amazon Essentials best-selling pick starting at just $27.30!

$27.30-$28.40 at Amazon

7. Quince Mongolian Cashmere Crewneck Sweater, $59.90 (Orig. $130)

Credit: Quince
Credit: Quince

Quince is one of the few brands leading the charge in high-quality men's cashmere. The brand's Mongolian Cashmere Crewneck Sweater is super high quality and is currently 54% off for a limited time.

$59.90 $130 at Quince

8. Suitsupply Light Brown Pure Mongolian Cashmere Crewneck, $179

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Credit: Suitsupply

Suitsupply isn't just known for its impeccably tailored suits and separates — it's also the perfect place to snag other menswear pieces like knitwear. This versatile light brown crewneck is extremely soft, thanks to its warm wool-cashmere fabric blend. Pair it with slacks and white sneakers or a two-piece suit and loafers.

$179 at Suitsupply

9. J.Crew Patchwork Cable-Knit Sweater in Wool-Cashmere-Lambswool, $398

Credit: J.Crew
Credit: J.Crew

J.Crew is like sweater heaven in the fall. This season, the brand's best-selling Patchwork Cable-Knit Sweater in Wool-Cashmere-Lambswool is the best statement piece.

$398 at J.Crew

10. Bonobos Cotton Cashmere Half-Zip Sweater, $129

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Credit: Bonobos

Lastly, if you're going for a slightly more buttoned-up — or zipped-up — look, the Bonobos Cotton Cashmere Half-Zip sweater is a must-have. It's structured, comfortable and features a subtle chevron pattern that adds to its high-end flair.

$129 at Bonobos

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