From October onwards, knitwear becomes the highlight of any well-edited wardrobe. As the temperature drops, we welcome wool pieces to give us that immediate sense of comfort. It’s the snuggly cover we all need while at home, in the office or when travelling from A to B. And with multiple wears, every wardrobe calls for a handful of worthy knits.
In this post, we shine the spotlight on knitwear. Discover 5 styles to buy for keeps.
Is Knitwear Transeasonal?
We usually associate knitwear with the cold weather. There’s something comforting about pulling out your chunkiest knit when the weather turns and accepting it as a warming hug. Nevertheless, knitwear isn’t solely made for winter–the right pieces can be worn year-round.
From combating the extended chill in spring to breezy beach evenings in the summer, you can always rely on a cardigan or jumper to revitalise your comfort levels. There’s even knits that have been sensibly crafted for comfortable wear in the heat, with the likes of crochet dresses and rib-knit shorts taking centre stage. That being said, it’s still important to craft a collection of winter wardrobe heroes. These are the knits you can count on, year after year.
What to Look for When Shopping Knitwear
It’s all well and good shopping the knits that simply attract you, but if you want your knitwear collection to contribute to a capsule wardrobe, it’s important to be smart about your choices. A handful of key items will become your winter saviours–the trustworthy layers you can return to time and again. Cue the investment knits.
With knitwear, it’s always worthwhile to pay attention to the fabric content. Look for long-lasting materials from brands with a commitment to quality, as these are the pieces you’ll wear on repeat. The ones that are built to last and never go out of style. For instance, think cashmere and merino–two wool types that you’ll never want to take off.
You’ll also want to think about the versatility of your selections. It’s beneficial if your new jumper works just as well with jeans as it does skirts. Ultimately, you don’t want to limit yourself. Consider the styles that work for you, in a colourway that you won’t tire of quickly. But that doesn’t mean restricting yourself to neutral tones or plain designs. A successful woolly wardrobe welcomes a selection of knits with different personalities you can alternate.
Ready to start curating a capsule knit collection? Here are 5 knitwear styles to work into your forever winter wardrobe.
The crew neck
The crew neck is a classic that shouldn’t be missed. Perfect for the minimalist, a collarless knit with a rounded neckline is clean and simple. There’s no fuss, only limitless layering potential. The crew neck can be worn over just about anything, particularly shirts that can peek out the top. At the same time, the crew neck stands firmly on its own. It’s the ultimate throw-on knit that doesn’t require any form of styling. Just select durable pieces that will secure a long-term spot in your wardrobe.
The roll neck
No winter wardrobe is complete without a roll neck. It’s the daily go-to you can slip into and instantly appear stylish, whether you pair it with jeans, tailored trousers or a satin midi skirt. And depending on the thickness of your chosen roll neck, it also makes for the ultimate base layer below other knits, always revealing the turn-over collar. An effortless look that needs little to no styling. After all, anybody can rock a roll neck–just add your favourite pair of statement earrings.
The traditional knit
Sometimes it’s nice to switch between neutral and colourful, especially on dreary days. When selecting patterned knits, it’s useful to go with traditional designs that, despite their boldness, remain a fashionable choice year after year. Eribé’s collection offers a touch of winter magic using traditional knitting techniques, with jumpers, cardigans and hooded sweaters covered in fun Fair Isle patterns. It is these types of wondrous wools that bring joy to a knitwear collection while adding pattern and texture to winter layers.
The V-neck is similar in nature to the crew neck. It offers a functional approach to dressing because, like the crew neck, it goes with everything. You can layer it over blouses and shirts for a clean-cut preppy look, or wear it alone to reveal some skin. Either way, the V-neck is a must-have that comes in a few variations to suit your personal style. Opt for a closer-fit with a deeper V or go oversized for a casual look.
The statement sweater
It might not be as versatile as other knits, but the right statement jumper can still be a piece you’ll return to every cold season. It offers a switch-up from your casual knits and allows you to craft more creative outfits. Whether it’s animal print, bold patterns, embroidery details, or loud wording with the likes of Eddy & Ivy and Zadig&Voltaire, there’s plenty of opportunities to bring more fanciful designs to your knitwear collection.
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