Not going to lie. We are warm weather people. But - if there is an upside to winter, it's the fashion! Dressing in winter is so quick and easy thanks to knitwear. Whether it's jumpers or dresses, you can get your hands on knits that are textured, patterned, plain, thick or thin - the choices are endless. What we love most about knitwear is that it's so easy to style.
Knit dress? Throw on a pair of pumps for the office or sneakers for the weekend. Jumpers? Over tailored pants or a pencil skirt for work and over jeans for weekend. It's the kind of no-thinking-required dressing that we appreciate because we're constantly on the go and our minds are on about a dozen other things at the same time.
Here are a few of our favourites (and yours, based on all your emails and instagram comments), together with some style tips:
On Knit. On it. Geddit?! Ok, lame puns aside, these knit cardis were made for lazy winter weekends. We love to style ours with boyfriend jeans or a skirt and ankle boots to create an effortlessly cool street style look.
This year, you'll notice that it's all about the detail. Whether it's a lace up shoulder, or a ruflle sleeve, the most stunning knits come with some kind of added oomph. These are the ones that we consider to be perfect for the office because they're chic and tailored. But what we love most is that they do double duty on weekends for lunches and running errands. Whether you're wearing them for nine-to-five, weekend, or wine time, statement jumpers are just that - made to stand out.
We adore the every day type of knits that literally go with everything. The ones that are your best friend when in doubt about what to wear or what-goes-with-what. Our Make My Day and Fireside Nights jumpers cheer up the gloomiest of days, making them a must-have item for winter. For these jumpers, we have selected colours and designs that are super versatile so you can style them easily in whatever way your heart desires.
You guys have told us that you find Winter to be one of the hardest seasons to dress for. You want to wear dresses, but summer ones are now just way too cold. Enter the knit dress. It's still a classy, classic black dress, but you'll stay warm and cosy thanks to the knit fabric. No dressing room dilemmas here. Wear with sneakers, ankle boots or heels and throw on our fave Camille Faux Fur Jacket or Take Control Blazer to really dress to impress.
No skirting around the issue with this one (sorry - there we go again!). Layering knit jumpers over knit skirts keeps you cosy and chic. Our go to shades are grey or black, because they are so easy to mix and match in with the rest of your closet and will last you for seasons. Bang for buck is high on our agenda (and no doubt yours) so stick to these classic shapes and shades.