Gone are the days when knitwear meant a frumpy cardigan that your grandma knitted you. Now you can get women’s knitwear in every style possible from dresses, jumpers and cute little cable knit tops to tights, bags and skirts. Knitwear has featured on all this season’s biggest catwalks and it’s the knitted jumper that’s come up trumps and taken centre stage.
Now we have established which power item to wear this season, what are the best ways to wear the knitted jumper?
Oversized, chunky and warm
There’s nothing nicer than crawling into a huge chunky knit jumper and feeling super warm, cosy and ready to face the cold winter weather. Pair an oversized knitted jumper with leggings or a pair of your comfiest jeans for a casual day out lunching with the girls or simply to add a fashionable edge to an autumn stroll in the country.
Turn your everyday jumper into a perfectly smart working outfit by teaming it with a shirt underneath. It is the perfect ‘preppy’ look to give you the right mix of smart and casual or ‘smasual’ if you’re down with the latest lingo. You can team it with smart trousers for a smarter look, jeans to dress it down, or even a skirt to add an extra slice of femininity.
On a night out
Opting for a jumper as part of your outfit on a night out solves that age old debate of whether or not to wear a coat. With a streamlined jumper you can look the part without dragging extra layers around with you. What’s more, you can keep nice and snug at the same time. The jumper has been propelled to a whole other level with embellishment, lacy additions and fancy motif designs. For all the trend kittens, I suggest you pair your winter best with a pair of leather (or leatherette) trousers and some killer heels.
The Christmas jumper is a tradition – some may go as far to say an institution – and thus definitely deserves to be one of the ways to wear a knitted jumper this year and every year. You can opt for the old school home knitted jumper with a chirpy Christmas character on for full impact, and a knitted winter scene also seems to get everyone in the mood for some festive fun. To keep it cool, you can’t go wrong with a little bit of embellishment or glittered thread.