Winter; it conjures images of cold winds, roast dinners, warm fireplaces, cups of hot chocolate, and staying warm and cosy in some gorgeous knitwear. The quintessential winter form of clothing, knitwear doesn’t just encompass that old sweater your mum knitted you, but so much more; from chunky knits, to slogans and even entire outfits, you could be wearing a different style of knitwear every day of winter!
Try Different Textures
One of the best things about women’s knitwear are all of the different textures available to you. Knitwear comes in more incarnations than we can count, from chunky, to cable knit, to jumpers with slogans, ranging from super soft fabrics, like mohair, to a cotton cashmere or merino wool. Don’t be afraid to play with texture, as it gives a new and different dimension to simple shapes. Dabble in using knitted texture by breaking up a monochromatic look with a cable knit jumper or throwing on an oversized, super soft cardigan over a plain t-shirt.
Relax The Fit
Oversized is definitely still the trend of the moment, easily extending into this season’s knitwear. For a super chic look, throw on an oversized knit over a collared shirt or a layer up with a poncho, pairing with some cropped pants and leather boots for a polished look that goes effortlessly from the office to after work drinks.
Not Just Jumpers
Don’t get too caught up in the idea that your knitwear has to come in the form of a jumper or cardigan, and give a knitted dress or skirt a try this season to stay chic and snuggly warm. A knitted tunic worn over a turtleneck, styled with some simple jewellery is the ultimate layered look and will have you looking feminine and effortless.
STREET STYLE INSPIRATION
Of all the women’s knitwear options available to you, this is the one you’ll want by your side in the depths of winter. A chunky knit is amazingly versatile; pair a chunky cowl knit sweater with a bold coloured blazer for a warm, off duty look or layer under a biker jacket with jeans to get you through the weekend without feeling the cold. For a more office appropriate look, style a light coloured chunky knit neutrally with a pair of flat boots in an earthy tone, or team it up with a pair of simple pants, dark heels and a duster or trench coat.
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The Striped Knit
Another must have this season is the striped knit, whether it be all the colours of the rainbow, or simple black and white, for a more office appropriate look, you’ll want at least one of these in your wardrobe. Consider different weights for different purposes – light for layering beneath tunics or blazers, or a heavier weight to be worn as your outermost layer. For a Parisian vibe, pair a striped knit in black, navy or red with a simple pair of black cigarette pants and some slide on mules.
STREET STYLE INSPIRATION