The weather has turned and I’m sure like me you are thinking about keeping warm so the obvious solution is to bring out the knits. And this season there are so many fabulous knits around it’s almost impossible to choose. So I thought some ideas on what to buy to suit your body shape and where I buy my favourite knits might be a timely post. I’ve got some cheaper options for you here but I do think it’s worth investing in good quality knits as they are a key part of an autumn capsule wardrobe.
So first a few tips on shape.
- Curvy bodies look better in shaped and fitted knits
- Large busts are flattered by scoop, V-necks and wrap styles
- Apple shapes look better in tunic and waterfall styles
- If you have wide shoulders avoid drop shoulder knits
- If you are slim without curves you can wear the chunkier styles
- A wider neckline works well on pear shaped ladies
And where to buy:
First stop Uniqlo – you may have heard it mentioned that they do cheap cashmere but I have to be honest I haven’t tried it (can’t think why not!) But what I want to tell you about is the 100% merino knits because they are a brilliant bargain! At under £20 for most of the plain coloured knits you can’t really do better. I’ve shown just a few of the colours below.
And if it’s colour you are looking for here is a lovely bright selection from Hush to brighten up the very darkest of winter days, including alpaca and cashmere to keep you really cosy.
I’ve mentioned Toast before this season with regard to knits because they really do have some gorgeous ones. This time I’ve chosen a new in baby alpaca beaded jumper, a bit pricey but I can see it in front of a roaring fire in a ski lodge over the festive season! And if you are packing that one you may as well add the beautiful cashmere mix blue cable knit and the festive red one too!
I’ve also raved more than once about Baukjen this season because they have so many good options from the cropped style perfect with Boyfriend jeans to the must have poncho and in such a good range of colours.
Finally Hobbs – I’ve been buying their knitwear for years, especially their simple, classic merino. But this season they also have a really good selection of colours, price ranges and wools, including cashmere, merino and less expensive mixes. I tried on some of the longer tunic styles (find them in the dress section) and just to let you know they come up large so I’d size down.
So there we are hopefully something in there to suit you. And if you have any other favourite places to shop for knits let me know so I can pass it on.