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Cosy and stylish knits to soothe your winter blues

23rd July, 2021

I don’t think I could ever get through winter without a collection of knitwear to get me through the chilly days. I tend to embrace a few different styles, from cardigans to turtlenecks to oversized knits, and love the fact that there are also an endless array of hues and prints and patterns to choose from. Knitwear is also such a great thing to invest in as far as your wardrobe goes because they can work with an array of pieces from denim to pants and skirts, and can pretty much be in rotation most of the year. Beyond winter in which I pretty much live in one form of knit or another, I know I tend to reach for them when autumn hits and sometimes even pull out lightweight sweaters on cool summer nights. Also, they’re an ideal layering piece when travelling.

The only thing I’ve really found with knits is that they do require a little effort to keep them in great shape. I tend to fold my knits rather than hang them to avoid stretching. And I will always put them in the wash in a gentle cycle or hand wash them if required and lay them flat to dry rather than popping them in the dryer to ensure they keep their shape. The majority of the time, I can do this and my knits come out great. I’ve managed to acquire a solid collection over the years and as I rely on them year in and year out, I feel its worth it to go the extra mile to keep them in good condition.

If you’re currently looking to update your collection, I’ve done an edit of some great pieces which I think will make a worthwhile addition to your winter outfit repertoire. I think you can always rely on a beautiful knit to tie a look together, whether it’s one in a statement print to turn an otherwise understated ensemble into something that truly stands out, or a ultra luxe sweater to elevate an outfit. Keep scrolling for some cosy winter warmers to help you get through the remaining days of the season in style.

 

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10 winter knits every girl should have in her closet

20th July, 2019

kate waterhouse winter knits in wardrobe

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.

A logo sweater is on trend this season

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.

Colours and texture are always a fun way to elevate the humble winter knit

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.