The ultimate wardrobe staple right now is an enveloping knit. It’s one of those rare fashion items that has the ability to make you feel comfortable and cosy, but still look super-stylish. And while the fit is relaxed, this is not an item you need to save for the weekend. Style it right, and you’re all set for work, after hours and every moment in between. Here’s how we’re wearing our favourite knits this month.
The easiest way to make silk and satin a daytime staple is with trainers and a mannish jumper thrown over the top. The trick here is proportion: a sleek, floor-length dress or skirt with a loose-fitting, thigh-skimming knit you could just as easily have pinched from his wardrobe.
The challenge with the skirt-and-knit combo is ensuring your waist doesn’t go M.I.A. A cropped jumper solves the problem, creating a flattering silhouette that extends the life of your high-waisted skirts as the weather cools. Finish with statement knee-high boots.
Our favourite way to make printed dresses winter-appropriate is with a longline cardigan. Belting the knit works for boyish figures, while defining the waist of the dress and keeping the cardigan loose is flattering if you’re curvier. And don’t worry too much about matching the print to the knit – clashing makes the look feel more effortless anyway.
Leather leggings are one of our go-to winter staples, and a cable knit roll-neck is their perfect counterpoint. The key here is to make sure the jumper well and truly covers your backside. Beige and black is a smart daytime colour combo, but any classic hue works. Pointy-toed sock boots complete the look – and offer an easy update for all of your trousers.
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