Knitwear is a must have winter range for layering through the cold season. With everything from waterfall cardigans to cropped pullovers, there’s no shortage of ways to wear knitted layers.
The colour palette for knits is almost limitless and with new styles infusing animal print, metallic thread and plenty of graphic designs, there are so many ways to get your knit on this winter.
Most knitwear falls into two basic styles: jerseys and cardigans. Cardigans are by far the more versatile and more formal style and can be paired with a range of different items to create a variety of outfits. They’re the easier choice for wearing with dresses – you can leave them unbuttoned over a floral dress to give you warmth without covering up a pretty print or changing the shape of the dress too much. You can also button them over a simple vest and denims for a go-anywhere look.
Waterfall cardigans are an on trend cardigan option that’ll give you a draping option perfect for wearing over skinny denims and leggings. Cable knit jerseys are a fun way to wear jerseys that have a clean fit but go beyond the basics. Pair them up with flirty midi skirts, or wear them with black pants for a slightly preppy look.
If cable knit isn’t quite your style, channel your inner child with novelty knits with pictures or icons on them, made popular in light of the trend towards retro culture and a few choice appearances on TV (think Glee). This throwback to grandmother’s knitting and preppy Christmas sweaters is a quirky winter trend that’ll infuse your wardrobe with a little offbeat flavour to break the solid tone of most winter knits.
So brighten up your winter wardrobe with printed cardigans and jerseys emblazoned with your favourite animal for a quirkier take on knitwear this season.
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