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KNITWEAR
KNOW-HOW

get the look

KNITWEAR
KNOW-HOW

One of the true joys of autumn is the chance
to wrap up in soft layers of cosy knitwear.
This season’s spin: wearing it head-to-toe.
Here, model and blogger Emma Jane
Menteath shows us how to pull it off

 

Meet Emma-Jane Menteath; full-time model, business student and founder of style blog My Life in Pink. With more than 15,000 followers on Instagram, this 23-year old from Cape Town is fast becoming one of the hottest names on the fashion blogging scene. Using her expertise in front of the camera (Emma Jane shoots regularly for the likes of Elle and Marie Claire), we asked her to style up this season’s knitwear look with her own unique spin.

Channel the catwalk in a jersey dress

“This season, the key knitwear essential is the jersey dress, as showcased on the Paris catwalks at Céline, Chloé and Stella McCartney. How to wear it at home? With a pair of simple trainers, or dress it up with a waist-cinching belt and heeled ankle boots. Don’t be afraid to experiment with layers – more is definitely more. Play with chunky socks or add an extra knit to give your look a cool edge.”

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Try a twinset

“Do you ever wake up in the morning and struggle to decide what to wear? The twinset makes getting ready plain sailing. Take this matching grey design. The addition of a skirt slit and bell sleeves adds a modern Seventies touch to the look, plus the neutral palette means you can mix and match with existing pieces in your wardrobe. If you want to take your outfit from day to night, just add heels and a red lip.”

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“This is the modern way
to do matchy-matchy.
Think cosy yet cool”

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The accessories every woman needs

“A great way to battle the temperature drop is with classic knitted accessories, made stylish on the catwalks at Gucci and Anna Sui. Be it an oversized beanie or a luxurious scarf that goes on for miles, these are the pieces you won’t want to be without. I’ve styled mine with a striped longline cardigan and tunic dress to create a preppy-inspired look – and that’s the great thing about finishing touches: you can make them work to fit your personal style.”

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“Make knitted
accessories your go-to
for instant warmth
with an edge”

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From the sofa to the street

“Great news: looking like you’ve just got out of bed is officially on trend. Consider it laid-back fashion with a slightly grungey vibe. Think stylish tracksuit bottoms (that aren’t exclusive to the gym), longline cardigans and cut-off gloves. If you opt for a simple colour palette, like I have, don’t be afraid to clash textures to create interest and detail in a different way.”

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“For true street appeal,
wear your knits with
fresh white trainers”

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Photographer: Justin Polkey

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