With the weather turning a little chillier, a lot of you, no doubt are thinking of updating your wardrobe with some nice knitwear. It looks good and is a great way to stay warm without breaking the bank.
As autumn draws in we’re choices on knitwear are ever expanding. Here are our favourite picks ahead of the new season…
If you have never tried on a coatigan you really should. As the name suggests, this is a cross between a coat and a cardigan. It is basically a really long cardigan that looks like a coat.
The fact that they usually reach below the knee means that it is easy to stay warm and toasty in one of these. They are perfect for wearing around the house or for taking the dog for a walk.
There are some really stylish versions in the stores. Many of them could easily be used instead of a winter coat. Coatigans look particularly good when worn with jeans and a pair of ankle boots. Currently, they are only really available for women. But, watch this space. In all likelihood, the design will be tweaked a bit and be made available for men as well, later in the year.
For 2017, tops have tended to be large, baggy and comfortable. It is a trend that looks set to continue into the winter months. A lot of retailers are offering knitted ponchos as part of their range. These are likely to prove more popular for wearing at the weekend because they look at their best when worn over a pair of jeans or other casual trousers.
The hoodie is a wardrobe staple that never really goes out of fashion. For the first time, you can expect to see knitted versions becoming widely available. These are particularly good for wearing to and from the gym or for walking the dog. Just be sure to buy one with a close knit. This type hangs better and should keep its shape even after going through the washing machine.
If you are looking for more glamorous knitwear, a jumper or cardigan that features lace panels is a particularly nice option. These are great for wearing to a party or for a special meal out. They are a good alternative to a blouse and will definitely keep you lovely and warm.
Long cardigans and tops are set to be very fashionable this winter. There are plenty that finish mid-thigh. This style of cardigan is extremely versatile. You can just as easily wear them to the office as an alternative to a jacket, while looking as good paired with a skirt as they do with a pair of trousers.
Knitwear care tips
Regardless of what style of knitwear you opt to buy, it is important to take good care of it. If you follow the care and laundry tips in this article your cardigans and jumpers will stay looking good for longer.