Discover this season's must-have knitwear updates and how best to wear them in our latest trend.

Headlining our edit of winter essentials is the perfect knit. From classic roll-neck styles to trend-led metallic alternatives, we look at how best to style AW16's key styles in our latest trend.


This season, the button-up is the coolest knit to know and the trick to mastering the fashion crowd’s favourite look is to choose a style that’s ever so slightly oversized. When realised in loose, mannish shapes, this cold-weather classic feels modern – if not a touch androgynous – and will lend off-duty looks an effortless edge. Commit to the borrowed-from-the-boys aesthetic and style a grey or cream cardigan with relaxed tailoring, adding statement jewellery and pin-thin heels for an unexpected twist.


This season’s it-knit comes with a metallic gleam. Woven against classic black yarns, high-shine detailing makes the perfect glossy antidote to a typically dark autumn/winter palette and when styled with confidence, it promises to work just as well for day as it does after hours. Place focus on the season’s trends for a fashion-focussed combination and try wearing it with a pleated midi skirt to rival the best of the street style stars.


There’s a place in every capsule winter wardrobe for a roll-neck jumper and whilst it holds endless layering possibilities, we’re championing it as a stand-alone statement this season. Luxe wool and cashmere blends are the key to longevity but it's dusky pink and oatmeal hues that will secure its place in any AW16 line-up. For a smart spin, pair the classic, oversized silhouette with wide-leg tailoring and open-toe heels – this unexpected combination will fuse feminine polish with a welcome sense of ease.