I have been in a longstanding, committed relationship with knitwear for as long as I can remember. There is nothing I love more than the peachy softness of cashmere, the warmth of lambswool or the cosiness of a cotton blend. Needless to say, I’m slightly addicted and am in never-ending pursuit of that perfect piece of knitwear which will eternally solve all wardrobe malfunctions and dilemmas. My current collection ranges from chunky cable knits to lightweight cotton pullovers, not to mention a variety of cashmere jumpers (most of which were pinched from my Dad when he wasn’t looking).
I think the eternal appeal of a jumper is its offer of versatility. Layering jumpers over collared shirts is a quick solution for smart-casual office wear, while pairing a cable knit with blue jeans is perfect for that laid-back luxe look we all crave. Jumpers are one of those essential pieces which are immune to seasonal change – the only thing that alters is the weight. Think of winter and think of roll-neck woolly jumpers and black jeans, think of summer and think of lightweight cashmere and denim shorts. Whichever season we’re in, you’re bound to be in need of some kind of knitwear.
I’ve been lucky enough to sneak a preview of some of the AW13 collections which will be arriving in the new few months so can guarantee an autumn full of beautiful knitwear! Have a look at my two favourite knitwear brands online at Jules B now, New York based brand Duffy NY is perfect for some downtown luxe pieces or 360 Sweater embodies a fusion of East and West Coast styles resulting in cashmere to covet.