The Knitwear Edit

Yet again it’s the season of the jumper and as a cold-blooded reptile, I do appreciate a great cosy knit when the weather starts to turn.So without further ado here is my selection of this year’s picks:

Under £100

This year I am tending to go for plainer knits, partly because I have quite a few pairs of check and print trousers and printed coats so I need something to tone things down. As a result I have discovered (rather late, I know) the M&S cashmere round-neck jumpers. Admittedly they are not as thick as my Pure Collection ones but for £75 they’re pretty good. I have bought a navy one and will be going back for more. They’re great to wear now on their own and will be great for layering when it gets colder (I size up one).

Under £300

Also for layering I love a simple cashmere roll-neck. N.Peal are my go-to as they are amazing quality and the roll-neck isn’t floppy so keeps you nice and warm. (Not cheap but they last for years.)

I have also bought the chartreuse round-neck cashmere sweatshirt from Pure Collection which I love (I have it in three colours). I size up one so it’s a bit more slouchy and am always hankering for more.

This cardigan from Anthropologie also came home with me and although I do think it’s slightly overpriced, I adore the patchwork of prints.

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Under £500

Always topping my wishlist is Ganni’s knitwear. Although countless High Street shops have tried to recreate their Julliard jumper none have matched the thickness, quality or colours. It’s still one of my favourites but I’ll be waiting patiently for the sales as I do think they’re a lot of money. I have the one in bright yellow which has now been restocked here. (I sized-up one.)

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£500 Plus

The knitwear in this price bracket has to be special and to me that means unusual and preferably cashmere. It has to be a stand-out piece. Usually I wait for the sales to pick these pieces up as they are pretty eye-watering and I have to be sure I’ll wear them and keep them in my wardrobe for many years to come. This orange, fringed Etro cardigan caught me at a weak moment – it was love at first scroll.

I can honestly say I have no regrets with this purchase, it’s such a beautiful piece and for Etro is not badly (ahem!) priced and I knew the small sizes would sell out first.

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Because of it’s length it’s more like a jacket and is easy to layer over things. I’ve already worn it loads and adore the mix of prints and colours that Etro is so famous for.

Not sure whether my next fashion post will be on outerwear or what I’ve bought recently. So any preferences let me know!

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