Pick of the Knits

The rains may have come again but if there is one good thing about the start of autumn, it is the new season drop that is hitting the stores.  Amongst the many gems of this autumn/winter is the British girls staple; knitwear.

Taking knitwear away from us Brits is like taking LA girls away from their flip flops.  We’ve evolved to be experts at layering and the knitwear on hand this season is going to make our job even easier.  Invest early in these essentials to see you through until spring:

Oversized Cardigan

On days when the weather can’t quite decide if it’s ‘last days of summer’ or ‘first days of winter’ then the oversized chunky knit cardi is the only option.  Thrown on over a cami and skinny jeans it will keep you warm whilst stomping through the autumn leaves.

sophie2Image – Topshop – Knitted Angora Cable Cardi, £48

Embellished Jumpers

Whether it is sequins, studs or bows, this season our jumpers are anything but plain.  Dressed down with jeans or layered up over a shirt and pencil skirt for work; an embellished jumper is your most versatile autumn cover up.

sophiesjumperImage – Miss Selfridge – Pearl Cold Shoulder Jumper, £39

Print jumpers

If the embellished jumper is a bit girlie for your taste, continue the nineties trend through autumn with an array of graphic print or slogan jumpers.

sophie3Image – ASOS – Paul and Joe Sister Cat Intarsia Jumper, £168

The Hybrid

It is well worth investing in a new coat every autumn/winter.  Whilst not strictly knitwear this season’s hottest coat is a cardigan/coat hybrid.  The knitted sleeves rework a classic army jacket for a fresh new look.

sophie1Image – River Island – Khaki Knitted Sleeve Army Jacket, £50

Oversized scarfs and snoods are also making a welcome comeback this season to keep us warm and toasty during the harsh British winter.  Alternatively, savvy shoppers could save the money you would spend on your autumn wardrobe by going in search of winter sun…please take us with you.

By Samantha Vandersteen

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