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21 gorgeous knit jumpers to buy before anyone else


by Ellen Bird
24th Oct 2018
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Knitwear for fall isn’t groundbreaking, but good knitwear is a cornerstone of autumn dressing – plus it’s too cosy to pass on. We’re welcoming oversized knitwear with open arms as autumn continues knocking on our doors and haunting our morning commutes. From styles including lumpy granddad knits, bobbled cashmere, multicoloured embellishments and puffy sleeves, it’s clear Irish women (and men!) love a good knit. As days have become shorter, and afternoons darker, what better way to cheer yourself up than by investing in one of this season’s statement knits?

Autumn is the season to be cosy and comfortable, so I’m screaming for knitted everything and anything. From Ermanno Scervino’s floral embroidery, Christopher Kane sprinkling his knitwear designs with rhinestones, Etro’s quirky vintage focus, and Isabel Marant’s western-flavoured jumpers, it’s clear AW18’s classic knit is all about its point of difference. Our favourite high-street brands Zara, Free People and Topshop are embracing colourful palettes and diamond-like shapes, so think textured argyle knits with floral autumn dresses (and tights!), or heavy-duty corduroy pants. I know not everyone is crazy about the myriad of jazzy knitwear styles around, so don’t worry if you want to stick with something more classic – simple doesn’t have to mean boring. So for a softer focus, layer yours over chiffon pieces from Massimo Dutti, & Other Stories and Mango. If you’re feeling extra sassy, polish up your look with statement earrings and sleek white boots.

Whether you’re into supersized knits, retro-inspired designs, or cute chunky crops, knitwear is a seriously stylish (and practical!) investment. Check out my edit below on the best (and cosiest) knitwear to buy before anyone else.

Sequin flower sweater, €59.95 at Zara 

Soft patchwork-effect sweater, €35.99 at Pull & Bear

Mustard fair isle jumper, €60 at Topshop

Winter capsule cable-knit sweater, €99.95 at Massimo Dutti

Multicoloured diamond pattern sweater, €29.95 at Zara

Pleated tweed cable jumper, €57 at Topshop

Bamboo Tiger jumper, Golden Week capsule, €330 at kenzo.com

Paisley intarsia-knit wool roll-neck sweater, Toga, €479 at matchesfashion.com