So as tomorrow heralds the official end of the summer (in my world summer ended an eon ago), I can safely post about knitwear without someone correcting me about when summer ends and autumn begins.
(Yes, someone got all school teachery on me on Instagram and said that it was still summer until 21 September *roll eyes*).
Since finding the King of Striped Sweaters a few weeks ago, I’ve been looking forward to rediscovering all the cold weather options I have yet to unpack from my seasonal wardrobe switch. I hate admitting I love knitwear (especially seeing as I’m such a summer fanatic), but there’s something about snuggling up in lots of warm layers that’s so appealing.
It was a request for AW17 knitwear options from a reader – plus this striped stunner – that kicked off my obsession with looking for new and fabulous jumpers:
Remember it also comes in every fit imaginable: Maternity, Curve (UK sizes 18-28), Petite and Tall as well as my Regular fit (UK sizes 4-18) and is available internationally. May all your stripey autumnal knitwear dreams come true with this knit, whoever and wherever you are…!
I hope you’ll find *something* you love in my picks – I’ve divided the sweaters into different types: roll/cowl neck, cable knit, stripe, patterned, oversized and what I’ve called “on-trend” (a better way of saying trendy). There practically isn’t a single straight sleeve in sight in that section… fluted and leg-of-mutton sleeves RULE right now!
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Roll/cowl neck sweaters
I love a sweater with a roll neck (especially thick ones) – they add that extra layer of cosiness that usually only a scarf can provide. I really love the one above with its jewel-coloured colour blocking… I’m trying very hard to resist actually buying it for myself. Oh who am I kidding – it’s BOUND to end up in my shopping basket, isn’t it?!
More roll neck and cowl neck sweaters to shop…
Cable knit sweaters
What’s not to love about a good cable knit sweater in cold weather? It’s a perennial style that never seems to date, and the blush one (above) I’ve picked out has a funnel neck too which helps if you suffer from a cold neck like myself. Check out the red cable knit sweater (below) with the white go faster stripes – it’s like two classics met and had a knitwear baby.
More cable knit sweaters to shop…
Nümph Textured Stripe Jumper £64.99
Although I’ve featured patterned sweaters I thought stripes should have their own section, there are so many good ones about. I think it’s fair to say I love my stripes in the winter as much as the summer (see my classic preppy stripes with lots of navy and white stripe options from last week) – I just swop the cottons for knitted options. There are some stunning multi coloured options in the shops at the moment, though if you prefer neutrals you might want to go for the classic navy and white stripes as mentioned.
More stripe sweaters to shop…
Sugarhill Boutique Stripe Star Jumper £48.00 (international shipping)
If you’re a regular reader you’ll know I’m all over pattern – black isn’t normally a colour I go for but if a black sweater is covered in rainbow stars then I’m bound to fall in love with it! I also love the lemon yellow & Other Stories sweater and the orange Mango one with the bumblebee pattern on the front (two more that need to make their way into my basket methinks).
More patterned sweaters to shop…
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Perfect for a food baby day or when you want something to lounge about in, oversized sweaters are having a moment at the moment. The camel coloured one with the ‘half belt’ (above) is a beauty – and it has a perfect high neck which makes it even more lush. If they’re long enough, oversized sweaters can double up as sweater dresses which are great with sweat pants or leggings on super casual days.
More oversized sweaters to shop…
PrettyLittleThing Tiered Sleeve Jumper £35.00 (international shipping)
Finally, all the sweaters that were super on-trend but didn’t quite fit into any of the categories above… so “on-trend sweaters” it was. I’m dying over the tiered bell sleeves of the blue Asos beauty above (Asos is great for brightly coloured knitwear), and the cream M&S sweater with metallic trim will satisfy the metallics craving you probably have this season.
More on-trend sweaters to shop…
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