As the thermometer plummets, reach for your cosiest knits to see you through winter in style, says Amy Norbury
It’s the time of year when swiftly plummeting temperatures will have you sifting through your wardrobe for your cosiest options.
That’s right, as we’re well into the chilliest months, your knitwear collection is set to become your daily style saviour so if it’s lacking in any department then now is the time to stock up. And with an array of knitwear trends on the high streets, wrapping up warm has never been more cool.
Moving on from the fine, lightweight knits beloved of transitional season dressing, it’s now a case of the bigger, the better as we head into the depths of winter – instead of bemoaning the chilly climes, the feeling is that we should embrace it. Heavy cable knits and chunky ribbed numbers will become your seasonal go-tos, with an oversized element adding to that feeling of cosy.
Add a layer of luxury to comfort dressing with your fabric choices; elevate the look of your classic jumper with merino, cashmere and alpaca wool. Keep things pared back and polished with neutral hues – beige, cream and camel spell timeless elegance for any occasion, while a quality finish and luxurious details like gold buttons will ensure your knitwear is clocking up some serious style points.
While classic shapes always equal investment-worthy elegance, for a seasonal twist look out for experimental silhouettes; draped necklines add that little bit of sex appeal, while balloon sleeves are an AW20 trend which is here to stay. Embellishments and on-trend details like fringing and ruffles add a dynamic appeal.
A firm favourite among the street style set in recent seasons, the cardigan has shrugged off its ‘librarian’ image to become a hot pick across the biggest catwalks. Pair with Seventies-style denim, as seen as Chloe, for casual cool or add a pencil skirt a la Fendi and Christopher Kane for boardroom to bar dressing, winter style.
But it’s not just about jumpers and cardis; no longer the preserve of loungewear, knitted trousers have earned their spot as an effortlessly easy-going option for contemporary comfort, while you can pair your favourite cardigan with a knitted vest top to create the new twinset.