How To Wear And Style Knitwear | AW18
With Summer now a distant memory and the temperature steadily dropping, its time to start wrapping up. Today we will take you through three knitwear styles and how to wear them the right way.
It can be a challenge to dress appropriately for colder weather whilst maintaining a smart look, and with knitwear available in so many different styles it can be daunting at times trying to style them in the right way. Below we explain how to wear various types of knitwear, from roll necks, to cable knit jumpers and the classic crew neck.
The key to looking smart whilst wearing knitwear is all about finding the perfect mix of keeping warm without looking like you’re rocking a hand-me-down. Whether your knitwear of choice is luxurious Merino wool or a more hardy Alpaca wool we’re here to help.
THE CABLE KNIT
Also known as an Aran jumper, the Cable Knit jumper features a textured weave that makes for a more interesting pattern, with the added benefit of providing a bit more warmth than a normal crew neck. Usually dressed in a navy or cream, these chunky textured jumpers arrive in many different patterns and varieties.
HOW TO WEAR
The Cable Knit Jumper is a chunky, thick jumper and as such should be treated as the focal point of your look. Our personal favourite is the None Of The Above Chunky Cable Knit Jumper. Keep colours dark and designs understated to keep attention on your jumper. Black casual trousers from the likes of Universal works Fatigue Pant work well here, complimented by a pair of discrete shoes. This look is open to interpretation and could easily be worn beneath a jacket, either way its the perfect smart causal look.
THE ROLL NECK
Roll necks are a sophisticated option, great for adding a touch of class to your look without looking like you’re going to a dinner party. Arriving in many forms, some in a light cashmere with a zip closure system to the neck whilst others arrive in a chunky textured design. Versatile, the roll neck can be worn as a stand alone on warmer days whilst also working well as a layering piece below a jacket.
HOW TO WEAR
The Roll neck is unique, in that it looks just as good worn as a stand alone as it does when being layered. Choose the Fred Perry Merino Wool Roll Neck for a versatile option that can be both formal and casual, owing to its minimalistic branding; remember, its better to avoid stripes and patterns when concerning Roll Necks. Match the luxurious Roll Neck with a pair of cropped slim fitting jeans. Keep accessories to a minimum so not to distract from the extended neck and complete the look with a high end sneaker from Bally to complete you luxury look. This look is great for a day out and about at the shops or a bar.
THE CREW NECK
It would be a mistake to omit the Crew Neck Jumper from your selection of knitwear, with the simple and clean cut look a go to option. The ever-adaptable crew neck is available in a multitude of styles, and is a menswear classic having been thrown on every Winter by men worldwide since the 1930’s. The ease of wear and comfort factor of the crew neck makes it one of the most popular knitwear options, after all, there is a reason the design is so popular.
HOW TO WEAR
Go for something simple, our choice being the Aquascutum Lance Elbow Patch Jumper – an understated block coloured jumper. For a smart casual look layer the crew with with an overcoat from the likes of Gloverall. Complete the look with a pair of smart slim fitting trousers and leather shoes. This look is perfect for the office, giving a sense of authority without looking to formal. For a more relaxed look, choose a pastel hued jumper such as the John Smedley Lundy Sweater and match it with a pair of regular fitting jeans and trainers.
No matter the style you prefer knitwear is a cosy and comfortable choice to keep warm in the colder months, and done right can look great. Hit the link below to take a look at our full range of knitwear.