AW20 Fashion

Cosy but cool

For me, the payoff for cold, dark mornings in winter is the ability to wear great knitwear throughout the day. A cosy jumper that hugs with its warmth and weight is a beautiful thing, and if the new season drops are anything to go by, it’s going to be a great winter for knits.

There are a few things to keep in mind when styling knitwear to ensure it doesn’t look too chunky or unflattering. Here are my best quick tips and picks:

  • Be conscious of proportions. If you’re wearing a heavier weight knit/jumper, it should be teamed with something with length or body on the bottom – either a skirt in cord, long pants, or a midi skirt but in something heavier than cotton. Closed toe shoes are almost always a must as well, otherwise a chunky heel (I’ll be pairing a lot of knitwear with mules and block heeled sandals this season). The rule is, if it’s cold enough to wear a big jumper, it’s cold enough to keep your toes warm too.
  • Experiment with layering. Crew (round) neck knits look great with another high neckline tee showing underneath (my preference is a white layer under a darker coloured knit to freshen the face) or a collared shirt for a more dressy look.
  • Highlight your waist. I’ve shared this tip before but the easiest way to bring shape back to your waist which can get completely swamped under the volume of a knit, is to bring it in with a belt. You’ll need something long like a waterfall cardigan for this, or a knit dress which you’d belt and then layer a long skirt underneath. This look, with knee-high boots that finish under the hem of the skirt, is classically chic and flattering for most body types.

My favourite knits of the new season:

Blue Illusion cardigan $169.99
Sussan poncho $59.97 (currently on sale 40% off new season)
Kmart jumper $25
Taking Shape jumper $84.97 (on sale with 50% off store wide)

Main image: Blue Illusion