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10 winter knits every girl should have in her closet

28th July, 2017

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When it comes to winter I’m in knits most of the time as they’re guaranteed to keep me super cosy and they’re so versatile too. I can wear them on the weekend when I’m in off duty mode but they’re also equally as appropriate for office attire or when I’m heading out to a function. There are an endless array of great sweaters out there but these in particular, are the styles that I guarantee you’ll get plenty of use out of and will wear for seasons to come.

1. Striped

A great striped knit is a must. I’d almost consider stripes to be a neutral as far as my wardrobe goes as they’re so easy to mix and match—they work well with jeans, leather leggings, skirts, the list is endless. Plus it always lends an air of effortless Parisian chic to an ensemble.

2. V-neck

A great v-neck is a staple in my sweater collection. It’s a really flattering neckline and if you get one in colours such as grey, black or white it will go with virtually everything you own.

3. Print

I think a printed knit is always a great thing to have on hand to help inject a bit of pep to a winter outfit.

4. Fun

Slogan tees and sweaters are huge at the moment so it’s definitely worth adding a knit with a fun statement on it into your collection. Even better when it’s in a cute colour such as millenial pink!

5. Black

Anything in black is a wardrobe no-brainer so it stands to reason that you’d need a reliable knit in that colour to help form the foundation for many a winter outfit.

6. Cashmere

Yes, it’s a splurge but if you’ve never spoiled yourself to the buttery soft, totally luxe feeling of a cashmere sweater you don’t know what you’re missing out on. Treat yourself just once and I guarantee it will last you forever as cashmere is so durable.

7. Crew neck

Much like the v-neck a great crew neck sweater is a versatile winter staple to have on hand.

8. Turtleneck

A beautiful turtleneck is a cosy piece to have in your wardrobe plus it always looks polished and elegant. It’s a great option to have when you need your outfit to look stylish and effortless. Buy one in cream, white or beige and it’s the kind of item in your wardrobe that you’ll pull out time and again.

9. Textured

A beautiful textured knit adds another layer of interest to an outfit. Whether a cable knit, ribbed, or speckled it’s a great way to elevate a traditional winter sweater.

10. Statement sleeve

A statement sleeve is always a good idea. Elevate your knit collection by adding a statement sleeve to the mix—I promise you’ll wear it more times than you’ll be able to count.

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The winter wardrobe staple I can’t live without

22nd June, 2016

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When it comes to winter staples you can’t argue with the necessity of a good range of quality sweaters. They’re versatile so will work equally as well at work as they do when you’re relaxing and there’s just the undeniable fact they’re the ideal piece to cosy up in when the weather is chilly outside – I know I live in them on the weekend. Plus in quality natural fabrics such as wool or cashmere, a sweater will last you season after season so it’s a great wardrobe investment to make.

This winter there are a variety of different styles to embrace including everything from turtlenecks to off-the-shoulder silhouettes (still loving this trend!) and cropped jumpers so you’re bound to find a style to suit you.

Scroll down for my sweater styling tips and my favourite shopping picks below.

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The oversized turtleneck

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The cropped sweater

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My Sweater Styling Tips

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An oversized turtleneck instantly adds a touch of laidback cool to your outfit and looks perfect when worn with boyfriend or skinny jeans. As the fit is quite relaxed opt for a fitted style if you want a bit more shape.

Cropped jumpers are perfect for layering with a skirt and paired over shirt dresses. They also work equally as well when worn with boyfriend jeans or flares. You could also transition a lightweight cropped jumper into spring by wearing your sweater over a white shirt and shorts.

To ensure your sweaters keep their shape be sure to either hand wash them or on the wool cycle of your washing machine. Lay them out flat to dry instead of hanging them up to ensure they retain their shape.

Pilling on a wool jumper is never a good look so be sure to use a pilling comb to get rid of any balls of fuzz.

Photography: Julie Adams 

Images: Stockholm Street Style, The Mirror on the Wall and Lauren Messiah