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DRESSED TO CHILL

30.11.17

We take three timeless knitwear silhouettes and style them in a way that feels right for now

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If a blitz of cold weather is the only excuse that you need to fully embrace knitwear again then there’s no more appropriate time than now to get reacquainted with your love for it and all its wonderfully wintery qualities. Here, we take three timeless silhouettes and show you how to wear them in a way that feels right for now. The result is a masterful blend of comfort and creativity that proves that the humble knitted jumper can be your most fashion-forward piece when worn right.

COLLEGIATE COOL

It’s common knowledge that layering is the key to a successful winter look and the jumper/dress hybrid offers an effortless solution. Conjure a nostalgic back to school aesthetic and make your base layer a crisp cotton shirt, popping the collar and leaving the cuffs open to further emphasise this carefree ‘throw-on-and-go’ sensibility. Statement ankle boots in snake-print will add a directional kick and steer the overall aesthetic well clear of anything too preppy.

AN UNEXPECTED PAIRING

The casual sensibility of an oversized roll-neck naturally lends itself to off-duty daywear but by teaming it with unexpected separates you’ll reimagine this capsule wardrobe mainstay and put a louche, so-modern spin on your look. A knife-pleat midi skirt in rich burgundy or metallic silver not only emulates AW17’s colour and silhouette trends but it comes laced with an appropriate amount of festive cheer. Keep things contemporary and finish with block-heel ankle boots by day, switching to an open-toe sandal and adding a slash of deep matte lipstick come 6pm.

WHEN SOFT MEETS STRUCTURED

The V-neck jumper holds forever relevance and when imagined in a desaturated powder hue, it works just as well on cool summer evenings as it does in the depths of winter. For an updated take on classic power dressing, embrace the versatility of a neutral knit and wear it to soften structured wide-leg trousers in a similar shade. A camel coat draped loosely over your shoulders will not only add depth but a dash of insouciance as well, completing a look that promises to stand out against a sea of otherwise stereotypically autumnal shades.

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