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How to Wear Knitwear: Autumn 2013

September marks the start of autumn. Soon the leaves will begin to turn orange and fall, winter coats will be dragged out from the back of the cupboard, and talk of Christmas will begin, as ever, just a bit too early for everyone’s liking. One thing that makes the end of summer and the dawn of autumn and winter a little nicer however, is the prospect of snuggling up in warm clothes, wrapping a scarf round your neck, pulling on some comfy boots and stepping out into the crisp refreshing air. Some of the best times are had during the colder months whilst wrapping up against the chill. Standing watching fireworks in hats, gloves and several layers in November, watching the Christmas lights get switched on, and of course, Christmas shopping in many jumpers.

You can rock the autumn and winter season in style this year with some of the great looks in knitwear. Not just for grannies that sit incessantly with their needles making ill-fitting jumpers or scarves from ten different colours, knitwear is now very much in vogue. Fashion designers and high street stores and even supermarkets alike have jumped on the knitwear trend and you can get involved this season whatever your budget. George at ASDA's range of jumpers contains some great examples of knitwear done right. There are some wonderful styles, colours and combinations to choose from so you can find something that suits both your fashion style and your body shape with ease.

This season is all about layering knitwear and mixing and matching textures to give a very bohemian effect. This can swamp small frames so be careful not to overdo it with thick knits. Mix finer weaves and fabrics with chunky items to give the best effect, and don’t forget to use knitted scarfs, hats and gloves as part of your ensemble. Similarly, if you have a larger build, too much knitwear can make you appear bigger than you actually are. Still layer it, but maybe team a knitted cardigan with a long scarf instead of wearing a cardigan and a jumper.

For office wear or a more formal look try finer knitwear. Mix different fabrics on the bottom for a great look. Try a wool pattered skirt with a fitted ribbed jumper for a preppy and neat look that will keep the chill off at work. This outfit can be made more casual by changing the accessories that go with it. Instead of smart shoes or boots add some slouchy flat sheepskin boots and coloured tights. Anything goes when it comes to knitwear this year, as long as you stick to a colour palate and try to mix things up with the fabrics you wear then you are bound to look bang on trend.

Knitwear has come a long way since the days of the W.I. and matching Christmas jumpers. With so many different styles available on the market you are bound to find a piece that you love. Start with one item and build up your winter warmer wardrobe around this, and look cool whilst staying toasty this autumn.

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait for the knitwear season! The comfy sweater and all. Even though I am in Singapore but the rainy season is enough for me to pull out some sweater! :D

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