Our favourite sartorial time of year is well underway and wrapping up warm never looked so good. From oversized polo necks and finely ribbed versions to classic Fair Isles and novelty knits, there are a whole host of jumpers to invest in this year. Rather than showcasing every style on our wish list right now (it’s pretty lengthy), we've split our best knits into easy-to-shop essentials that will ensure successful styling this winter. From foolproof sweater-and-jeans combinations to layered knits, there's something here to make styling your knits a breeze. Prepare to get cosy and see out sweater weather in style.
Playful prints, fun slogans and supersized stripes – this season’s novelty knits get a fashion update. Bold and patterned knitwear has a bit of a bad rep for being "ugly," but we think that's what gives it its old-world charm. From festive argyles to slogans, wear them with a slinky skirt, leather trousers or a pair of vintage-style jeans.
We haven't reached the coldest part of the season just yet so the proposition of giant cable-knit mohair creations can seem a little premature. Enter the fine-knit jumper. From round necks to roll necks these are perfect for layering under your summer dresses, ideal for tucking into straight-leg jeans without bulk, slipping underneath blazers and oversized shirting and so much more. Look for sheer fabrics and delicate textures that will slot nicely under chunkier outer layers.
Nothing sums up winter quite like jumbo knitwear. Structural and oversized styles and elegant ponchos are great for this time of year as they’re warm enough to wear sans coat, meaning you can really flaunt them. For the weekend, try a statement-making but easy-to-wear jumper with oversized sleeves. Invest in weighty cream cable knits which will instantly transform your summer slip dresses for winter, and don't be afraid to embrace colour - try a subtle lemon or chic camel for starters.