--Guest Post By Susannah Perez
There’s nothing lovelier than wrapping yourself up warm as the weather outside turns cold. Help combat numb noses and frosty fingers with the first and foremost in fashion-conscious knitwear! Here are some designer and high street favourites to charm the pink back into your cheeks.
For those who love a splash of colour and if you’re a bit of a hippy at heart; try combining your cosy winter knits with one of this year’s biggest trends. Bright knitwear was splashed all over the Meadham Kirchhoff catwalks at fashion week earlier in 2012, and tie dye patterns courtesy of Ashish Gupta stole the show on fashion week catwalks.
→ Buy the Ashish Tie-Dye Sweater, $731.79, at farfetch.com.
There’s something about slouchy jumpers that make them feel oh so cosy! The weight of the knit creates a really lazy, snug silhouette whilst often dropping ever so slightly around the shoulders and collarbone offering a feminine glimpse of neck for contrast. This is a look that works really well with skinny jeans or leggings.
Amy Hall and Alice Palmer dominated fashion week this year with sexy slouchy knitwear designs that’ll keep the strut in your walk! Team with a big pair of designer sunglasses for instant grunge chic.
→ Buy the Topshop Speckled Sweater, $72.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.
Aztec prints have been huge this year with high street and designer retailers alike; so inject your wardrobe with earthy colours and geometric shapes to add interest to any winter outfit. For inspiration, check out Louise Gray’s A/W 2012 collection.
→ Buy the Longhorn Fashions Burnt Orange Sweater Aztec Design, $52.00, at longhornfashion.com.
Cable knit is timeless and adds a cosy classic feel to any winter wardrobe. The pattern of the knit is soft and intricate; and any winter-wear created with this knitting technique is some of the warmest around! Cable knit has repeatedly shown up on catwalks throughout 2012 and hopefully will continue to do so.
→ Buy the Rachel Zoe Beha Cable Knit Hoodie, $507.50 (was $725.00), at shopbop.com; shipping and returns are free.
We’re not talking quilt patchworks, this style is a really effective mesh of different layered fabrics over the top of a solid colour knit. You can even create your own if you happen to be the arty type.
→ Buy the Joseph Cashair Patchwork Sweater, £245.00, at joseph.co.uk.
The fluffy jumper is an acquired taste; but a fashion favourite with high street retailers and designers alike; such as the influential Mark Fast. Fendi and Chanel have also released their eye-catching takes on the statement trend, cementing its celebrity status. If you’re stuck for accessories, try chunky vintage rings or necklaces; or throwing a pair of geek-chic Ray Ban glasses into the mix to add some edge to your look.
→ Buy the ASOS Fluffy Oversized Sweater, $70.36, at us.asos.com.
Hooded jumpers are the epitome of cosy knitwear bliss. For a statement look try investing in a fur trimmed cardigan or woollen cape, both styles are predicted to be huge this winter.
→ Buy the SCOOP NYC Oversized Hoodie Sweater, $219.00 (was $315.00), at scoopnyc.com.
Share with us your winter knitwear favourites and faux pas in the comments below!
Susannah Perez is a fashion and beauty blogger who loves the winter season! What could be better than fireworks, mulled wine and open fires?