THE MODEST pullover has come into its own this season with the catwalks awash with eye catching motifs, OTT detailing and slouchy silhouettes.
Knitwear is big news for Autumn Winter’ 11 which is great because it means you can be stylish and cosy during the big chill. As jumpers and cardigans zoom up the fashion radar cosy layers are more than merely a warming essential for the cold months ahead, but a trend in their own right.
With the countdown to the Christmas party season already underway, it’s easy to become obsessed with finding the perfect cocktail dress or the dream pair of statement heels. But don’t forget that there is a lot of stylish ‘down-time’ to be done between now and all the holiday parties that dominate December. From chunky cable knits like Kate’s, delicate cardigans, cool crochet and embellishment there is something out there for everyone.
Take your style cue from the A-list like Kate Bosworth. She’s gorgeous, dated one of the hottest vampires around (Alexander Skarsgard), and makes clothes look even better off the runway. Kate Bosworth has that natural, laid back sunny-California-girl look that we all want. But even in winter we want to steal her style!
The rich, boozy wine tones pep up winter’s traditionally grey palette and worn with denim like Kate and teamed with buckled biker boots this is an easy off duty look.
If you want the look for less then head to ASOS for this cute chunky cable knit at just £55 which is a dead ringer of Kate’s. Wear with Jeggings from Warehouse at £35 and toughen up the look with biker boots from River Island for £40.
No look is complete without a Handbag so head over to Bag So Beautiful (www.bagsobeautiful.com) to snap up a gorgeous ‘Petal Style’ day bag for an incredible £7.99 which will compliment any outfit.
Make knitwear more loved than an unwanted layer.
Words by Amanda Smith