Finally it's time to cosy up in cashmere and knits. Stylist Hannah Lewis picks the best to buy now.
I am thrilled it’s finally jumper season. Chucking an oversized mohair knit over a pair of jeans at the weekend, cosying up in cashmere on the sofa and making fine roll necks a daily uniform: there’s no better feeling. Guaranteed to keep you warm and an actual trend in their own right for Winter 2017, knitwear is a win-win situation.
They stormed the runway as single stand-out pieces, from alphine-esque prints at Loewe to deconstruction cuts at Louis Vuitton. They’ve also got a whole lot more dressed up this season, we saw them paired with silky midi skirts and tailored trousers (a look I tried in my autumn fashion trend shoot, if you want inspo for how to wear this IRL). Fair Isle, argyle and geometric-intarsia patterns were everywhere. Think country, think festive and a whole lot of grandad chic.
But where to start when finding the perfect fashionable knit? We’re not going to lie, just one of these isn’t going to cut it. Here’s an outline of the winter jumpers we suggest you invest in:
The statement print sweatshirt
Look to nab yourself at least one of this season's on-trend sweaters. Multi-coloured crochet like J.W Anderson or with diamante embellishment like Miu Miu, these a making a serious 2017 statement. Not for the fainthearted, or to be played safe with a pair of jeans, match with a printed skirt for a full-on fashionable look.
The fine roll neck
Whether you opt for a super fine stretchy wool or a cashmere, this style will be your absolute go-to all winter long. Pick one up in a neutral colour, such as grey or navy from the likes of Uniqlo or Marks and Spencer, and wear on their own or style underneath your favourite shirts. They’re the perfect extra layer.
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The cable knit round neck
This is your ultimate weekend warmer. Whatever the jumper weight, its ridged knit means it looks super smart with jeans or tailored trousers, yet is super easy to throw on. You’ll be inundated with options for this from Topshop to Zara to Ganni.
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Another serious wardrobe staple that I guarantee you’ll wear until you wear it out. Opt for a finer cashmere so that you can through this on with a pair of skinny jeans or PVC pants if you’re brave enough. Add some layered gold necklaces and you've got the ideal winter evening look.
Don’t feel like you need to stick to the women’s section either, if you want an oversized boyfriend fit, head straight to the men's section.
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