THE NEW KNITS - CLASSIC KNITWEAR'S BEEN GIVEN A TWIST THIS AUTUMN

At this time of the year, when the mercury’s dropping and the nights are drawing in, it’s tempting to reach for your comfort clothes - your cashmere socks, favourite wrap around scarf and sloppy joe jumper might help you transition from summer days to cold winters nights, but they’re not going to score you any marks on the style stakes.

 

The good news is that cosy winter dressing no longer has to mean dressing down. Jumpers and cardigans don’t have to be just functional nor do they have to be confined to frosty fields and log fires. The new breed of lightweight knits can take you from town to country, field to fun night out.

 Classics with a twist A baggy, comfort jumper has its place but knitwear for smarter occasions needs to be slightly more fitted and feminine. The classic V-neck and round neck always looks chic with tailored trousers, pencil and midi skirts and this season they’ve been given some unique twists with detailing including covered velvet buttons, glitter trims and stardust sprinkles -  elevating them from the classic shapes to something just that little bit different.

 One brand that we’re loving for their detailing is Estheme. This French cashmere collection has been a favourite of our customers for many years and this season is one of their best collections ever. Their fine knit cashmere allows for details that chunkier knits just can’t master. Everything from their cardigans to ponchos have been given a unique twist with detailing from covered velvet buttons, glitter trims to stardust sprinkles. Sparkle and detail are perfect for adding some style personality to off duty classics such as jeans and boots and can elevate the knit from country walk to cocktail ready.  

 Cocktail jumpers Yes, there really is such a thing as the ‘cocktail jumper’ and we think there’s a place for one in every stylish woman’s wardrobe. We love ITALIAN brand Pesericos luxe touches including silk underlays and collars and subtle touches of sparkle on seams and pockets. Well fitted knitwear can look great for dinner or cocktail parties – team with slim cigarette pants or a pleated midi skirt for a stylish understated look.

 Layering Transitioning from Summer to Autumn can be difficult but when there isn’t yet the need to wrap up with jackets and fur enjoy layering lighter knits over blouses and T’s. Ponchos have become something of an Autumn and Spring essential wardrobe item and this season we’ve sourced some from one of our favourite SPANISH brands, Vilagallo. Known for their colourful use of colour and print, they’ve now added some personality to knitwear with sprinkles of stardust on scarfs and ponchos.

 

It’s all in the detail Autumn is the perfect time to show off great knitwear while you’re not covering it up in wool coats and down-filled jackets. We love accessorising knitwear with fur collars, necklaces and even perfect cross body bags.

 Knitwear has had something of a style makeover with wool, merino and cashmere now acceptable for everything from keeping cosy on the side of a rugby pitch to cocktail wear. Come and visit us in store or online and find some perfect knits to add interest and freshness to your Autumn Wardrobe.

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