Style Guide: Nail Your Knitwear

Brrr the weather’s getting pretty chilly! Well this calls for one thing and one thing only….a fantastic collection of knitwear.

As jumpers and cardigans will make up a large part of your winter wardrobe, it’s crucial that you invest in some key pieces, as well a few statement designs for those days when you want to turn heads!

To help you stay cosy in style all winter long, we’ve put together a guide on how to nail your knitwear this season.

Layer up

Layering is the key to adapting your wardrobe from season to season and is just the trick to staying comfortable when you’re moving between the cold outdoors and cosy heated buildings. The best way to nail the layered look is by keeping things simple. Basic staple pieces in a neutral tone are a must have for every woman’s wardrobe, as they can be paired with pretty much anything you own. A classic lightweight cashmere design works wonders for the office when worn over a chic collared blouse, alongside some tailored trousers or tucked into a pencil skirt. For a slightly more laid back look, opt for a textured jumper in a slouchier fit, or with a flute sleeve to add an unique touch to the outfit.

Basic knitwear

SHOP: Michael Kors Cut Out Jumper / Armani Jeans Ribber Jumper / 360 Cashmere Fluted Cuff Jumper / Polo Ralph Lauren Cable Knit Jumper

Just roll with it

The roll neck is a timeless classic and thanks to the characteristic high neckline, it creates the perfect barrier between you and the bitter winter winds. Though they’ve been around for donkeys years, roll necks are having a serious moment this season and come in just about every colour, shade and fit imaginable. Get creative by layering a lightweight design underneath a sleeveless dress, or even underneath a chunky jumper, for a quirky take on the look. Adapt the trend for the evening by dressing up a shimmery or patterned design with a pair of heels.

Roll necks

SHOP: 360 Cashmere Oversized Roll Neck Jumper /Joseph Merino Wool Roll Neck Jumper / Diane Von Furstenberg Roll Neck Jumper / M Missoni Roll Neck

For the ‘Frill Seeker’

It’s all about frills this season and as far as we’re concerned the bigger, the better. Spruce up a simple jumper and jeans combo with one of these stand out ruffled jumpers by Ruth Erotikritou for the full impact, or adopt a more subtle take on the trend with something a little more low key like this Michael Kors number. Avoid looking too OTT by sticking to neutral tones and toughening up the feminine look with a pair of leather leggings and some boots.

Frilly jumpers

SHOP: Ruth Erotikritou Frill Sleeves Jumper / Michael Kors Frill Neck Jumper / Ruth Erotikritou Glitter Frill Jumper

The Must Have ‘Coatigan’

The cardigan-coat hybrid is the perfect item for throwing on over the top of pretty much anything and is sure to keep you snug and stylish over the winter months. The cosy oversized designs are incredibly transitional, meaning you can get away with wearing them inside or outside, for smart of casual occasions. A wrap around belted design hints at the current underwear for outerwear trend and is incredibly flattering on all bodytypes thanks to the nipped in waist.

coatigan

SHOP: Diane Von Furstenberg Roll Neck Cardigan / Joseph Knitted Wrap Cardigan / Polo Ralph Lauren Boxy Cardigan / Moncler Black Asymmetric Cardigan

Ponchos & Capes Galore

A lot of people shy away from ponchos because they’re not sure how to style them, but it really doesn’t need to be that way. Simply worn with a pair of jeans, ponchos make a really stylish alternative to your usual run of the mill jumpers and can add a really quirky boho vibe to your whole look. Dress in one colour to create a chic and sophisticated look that will take you from the office, to after work drinks. Alternatively, you can make a statement with your poncho, by opting for something in a bold design or with unique detailing, such as a buckle up front like the Michael Kors cape below.

If you’re still not sold on them, imagine how comfy wearing a blanket could be, because the cosiness a knitted poncho can offer is second to none!

Ponchos

SHOP: Michael Kors Knitted Poncho / Joseph Roll Neck Poncho / Michael Kors Buckle Poncho / Patrizia Pepe Wool Poncho