The upside of fall? New knitwear that makes it worth the nights drawing in and the temperature dropping. One of the most versatile pieces you can add to your fall/winter closet is a slim-fit ribbed roll-neck or turtleneck sweater, whether you choose a neutral colour or a joy-inducing shade. Endlessly useful, you can wear it with a blazer for work, jeans at the weekend, or under a floral midi dress to add interest and warmth.
Thanks in no small part to Katie Holmes and that cashmere-cardigan-and-bra-top combo, the formerly frumpy cover-up has attained high-fashion status. Ideal for tackling our changeable weather and just the thing to wear at your desk when you’re in need of a warming extra layer, a chunky cardigan in a cheery shade is a practical addition to your working-from-home wardrobe. While your default might be to wear it with a T-shirt and jeans, consider teaming it with your favourite floral midi dresses, too.
Last winter, the traditional Fair Isle sweater got the fashion stamp of approval, with many designers showing their takes on the catwalks, but this classic knit never goes out of style. Wearing a Fair Isle knit with jeans is an outfit no-brainer – a simple formula for a winter weekend outfit to keep you snug on a windswept day. Alternatively, team the classic knit with a tan mini skirt, tights and chunky ankle boots for a smarter spin on cold-weather dressing.
Cashmere sweaters don’t have to be neutral colours to be wise investments. Take our colour-clashing crew-neck – it’s a standout style that will elevate your winter looks. And with stars, skinny stripes and animal print adorning our super-soft cashmere this season, there’s a pattern to suit all tastes. If you prefer your knitwear plain, our classic cashmere crew-neck sweater comes in all the colours of the rainbow, from silver grey to bubblegum pink.
A cream cable-knit sweater is a cold weather closet staple that you’ll turn to year after year when the mercury drops. They’re ridiculously easy to style and work just as well with classic blue jeans as they do with pretty pleated skirts. Buy oversized for a relaxed look that can be layered over dresses and shirts or choose a snug size to balance out baggy jeans, relaxed midi skirts and wide-leg pants.
Words: Miranda Eason