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Get cosy with our edit of the best women’s sweater and cardigan styles for fall/winter 2022

Battle of Breton: new contenders take on the stripe

A staple knitwear design for many, the Breton is back. This season, new twists are vying for a place in your closet, from oversized collars to zipped details and boxy fits. Spotted on style-setting influencers across the globe, striped knits are a versatile addition to any wardrobe – whether you opt for a block colour or make a statement with unconventional 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.

Plush hour: maximise comfort with ultra-soft cashmere

For knitwear that lasts, look no further than our responsibly sourced cashmere. Looked after properly, a cashmere sweater is something to treasure for years – which is why a timeless shape such as this classic crew-neck sweater is a wise choice. The other brilliant thing about cashmere is its warmth – despite being lightweight, it has a very high insulation factor, making it ideal for keeping you snug when there’s a chill in the air. But don’t stop at sweaters – colourful cashmere beanies, scarves, joggers and socks are all winter-worthy wardrobe investments, too.

Funnel vision: trending zip-neck sweaters

Not so much a trend as a perennial style classic, the funnel-neck sweater 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 cosy pink sweater, which looks great worn with ecru jeans and trousers, or try a longline shape to balance out leggings for more casual settings.

Meet the innovators: recycled knits to know

This season we have plenty of knitwear options made from recycled polyester to add to your everyday wardrobe, offering warmth and comfort at great prices. Take this black and white ribbed crew-neck sweater, which features an unconventional striped design that works just as well with leather pants and boots as it does a smart pleated skirt and pretty pumps. You’ll also find recycled acrylic fibres in our Cashmilon and Super Soft knitwear ranges.

Dress to express: artsy knitwear designs are in

Turn heads with a graphic knit that wouldn’t look out of place on the walls of a gallery of modern art. Consider your jumper a canvas upon which to showcase this season’s artsy knitwear trends, from vivid colour-blocking to more subtle ombré and space-dye effects.

This striking merino-wool sweater features a crew neck and a regular fit for optimal wearability. Pair the vibrant pink palette with this season’s key denim shapes, or try the cool grey colourway with tailored pants for the office.

Words: Dulcie Emerson and Sophie Hines


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