Get set for autumn with our edit of the most-wanted sweaters and cardigan styles for autumn/winter 2023
The staple cable
A fashion mainstay for many, the iconic cable-knit jumper is back in a big way for autumn/winter 2023. This season’s fresh twists are vying for a place in your wardrobe, from oversized collars to zipped details and boxy fits. Spotted on style-setting influencers across the globe, cable-knit jumpers and cardigans are a versatile addition to any outfit – whether you opt for a bold colour or more conventional colourways. Pair with retro-inspired flared jeans and chunky loafers for a look that will take you from work to weekend with ease. Just be prepared to fight off the compliments.
Take the biscuit
For knitwear that will last you for years to come, look no further than rich tonal hues. This cotton-rich jumper by Nobody’s Child features a ribbed collar, dropped shoulders and loose-fit sleeves making it ideal for blustery walks and cosy afternoons at the pub. Choose natural fibres for breathability once the central heating is cranked up. Looked after properly, a cashmere jumper is something to treasure for years – which is why a timeless shape, like a camel button-down cardigan is a wise choice. But don’t stop at jumpers – colourful cashmere beanies, scarves, joggers and socks are all winter-worthy wardrobe investments, too. Alternatively, our pure merino-wool collared jumper in cappuccino is a budget-friendly option at £39.50.
Turn heads with a splash of colour that wouldn’t look out of place on the walls of the Tate Modern. Consider your outfit a canvas upon which to showcase this season’s infatuation with colour-blocking and wear the same colour top-to-toe for maximum impact. This striking crimson Nobody’s Child V-neck jumper features a crew neck and a boxy fit for optimal wearability. Co-ordinate with the matching organic cotton mini skirt and bare legs to nod to quintessential sixties chic. Looking for a more subtle way to wear red? Pair a red sweater with this season’s key denim shapes, or style with tailored trousers and black patent loafers for the office.
Not so much a trend as a perennial style classic, the funnel-neck jumper is a year-round staple (especially for those of us who shudder at the very thought of ever being chilly). Choose between chunky ribbed designs, like this two-tone jumper, which looks great worn with dogtooth check trousers or jeans, or try a longline shape to balance out leggings for more casual settings. The zip-neck jumper continues to be a popular jumper style for autumn/winter ’23 and French Connection’s striped half-zip jumper made with recycled polyester ticks all the boxes.
Grey days needn’t be gloomy with autumn/winter 2023’s most invigorating fashion trend. And this season we have plenty of zesty-fresh knitwear options to add a dose of Vitamin C to your winter wardrobe, offering warmth and comfort at great prices. Take this lime-green crew-neck jumper, which features a cable design that works just as well with leather-look trousers and boots as it does a smart pleated skirt and pretty pumps. Aim for your ‘five a day’ by combing the jumper with the co-ordinating lime-green satin midi skirt and oversized tasselled scarf from the collection.
Words: Dulcie Emerson