Cosying up at home in that lovable (read: old) jumper sounds tempting right now, but AW18 is making a strong case for knits that deserve to be seen. And this time around, it’s all about the styling – whether you go fluffy and cosy or patterned and neon, we’ve got some seriously dreamy looks to inspire your layer game. Knitwear season, it’s good to have you back.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: animal print is going nowhere. Our favourite right now? The tiger. This roll-neck number paired with pink and brown hues is giving us all the earthy feels – we’re into the fluffy layer draped around the waist for when the chill sets in. Pull on your knee-high winter boots and up top, finish with tortoiseshell cat-eye sunnies for extra animal points.
It’s almost like neon was invented to counteract those miserable, grey days, right? Go for a fluoro-pink layer with a high neck and extra-long sleeves for added cosiness, and tuck it into that midi <span class=”woR”>skirt</span><span class=”woD”>A skirt is a tube- or cone-shaped garment that hangs from the waist or hips and covers all or part of the legs. The hemline of skirts can vary from micro to floor-length and can vary according to cultural conceptions of modesty and aesthetics as well as the wearer’s personal taste, which can be influenced by such factors as fashion and social context. Most skirts are self-standing garments, but some skirt-looking panels may be part of another garment such as leggings, shorts, and swimsuits.</span> you wore all <span class=”woR”>summer</span><span class=”woD”>Summer is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falling between spring and autumn. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The date of the beginning of summer varies according to climate, tradition and culture, but when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere, it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa.</span> (checked, obvs). Note: emergency orange and bright green make for equally popping shades, too.
Now this is the kind of grey we can get on board with. A pastel colour palette gives a fresh take on autumn/winter, while the fluffiness of the jumper combined with a satin pleated skirt is the stuff of textural dreams. Also, micro handbag plus sleek, pointed heels? We approve.
We are so here for rainbow styles. If the balloon sleeves weren’t bold enough, try wearing with clashing prints – think contrasting striped top peeking out underneath plus streetwear-inspired, baggy camo trousers à la this Paris <span class=”woR”>Fashion</span><span class=”woD”>Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers.</span> Week showgoer. Chunky dad trainers play off against the fluffy, heart-shaped bag for the ultimate accessory clash, too.
For old times’ sake
To move your wardrobe forward this season, take a look back. Yep, retro-inspired jumpers are still high on our agenda. Pretty sequin and faux-pearl embellishment nods towards vintage dressing, especially when tucked into 70s-style trousers. Bold, patterned knits topped off with ditsy clutches are giving us a real throwback vibe, too.