It’s already dark by the time you leave work and the shops are full of Christmas decorations. We all know what that means – it’s finally time to bring out your winter wardrobe. The one must-have item at this time of year is something warm and snuggly, so get ahead of the game and invest in some adaptable knitwear.
Keep in mind that layers are the best approach to balancing the contrast between the chilly outside and baking hot, centrally heated buildings. Savvy shoppers can find cosy knitwear in a wide range of gorgeous fabrics and colours, with styles and shapes that reflect the latest trends. The high street excels at bridging the gap between style and comfort, so which autumn-inspired pieces should be on your list this year?
Oversized jumpers are a classic that will never go out of style. Just think about the type of jumper that is so huge it could easily be mistaken for a dress or a blanket. It’s a piece that you can just curl up inside on the sofa, when the rain is lashing down outside, clutching a hot chocolate and a good book. Tu Clothing has some fantastic examples of oversized jumpers this year, ranging from the cape-sleeved cable knit to striped tunics.
While the weather outside may be grey and gloomy, it doesn’t mean that you should avoid colour in your wardrobe. More often than not, an attention-grabbing, bright cardigan is just the right antidote to the winter blues, raising spirits as well as temperatures. There are plenty of beautiful cardigans on offer this season, from luxury lurex numbers to the brilliant brights of cashmilon cardigans. No matter the occasion, there are cover-ups available that will add a sense of drama to any outfit.
Is there anything more comforting that pulling on chunky knit jumper on a cold, crisp morning? Chunky knits are the ultimate winter wardrobe staple and can be paired with smart trousers and skirts just as well as jeans and wellies. It’s just one of the many reasons that they’re in style year after year, offering warmth and versatility that far outlasts any passing trends.
For the ultimate protection against the weather, pick a chunky jumper with a roll neck. If you’re feeling particularly autumnal, you could even opt for a cosy shade of chestnut brown or rich red to boot.
Is it a coat or is it a cardigan? Who cares, as long as it’s cosy! Over recent years the classic cardigan has been given a makeover, resulting in the fashion-forward coatigan style. Perfect for when it’s chilly outside but not quite cold enough to don a thick winter coat, it’s an option that can give your outfit an instantly smarter look. What’s more, the trend is sure to go really well with a more formal work wardrobe. Comfy and practical, the coatigan also works with a chunky knit scarf, blue jeans and leather boots for a more casual weekend look.