Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Knitwear styling guide: Top Ten Tips

The summer seems to have gone on holiday and the temperature has dropped. So if you've started reaching for the knitwear as we all have here in the studio, but you need a bit of help styling it, take a look at the Top Ten knitwear styling guide that I wrote for Ideal Magazine:
  • There is no better combination than knit and leather. Leather trousers + simple vest and a big, textured knitted cardigan will always be a winner
  • Tuck a neat knitted sweater into a high-waisted skirt or shorts for a great transitional look for spring or autumn
  • Knitted track pants with heels and a light-weight loose vest or t-shirt tucked in is a great way to rock the sporty look that’s still very much on-trend 
  • Layering sheer knits over camisoles and blouses is a good transitional trick for those awkward mid-season chilly days
  • Another fabric combination I can’t get enough of is knit with silk. Pull on a ribbed, body-con knitted skirt and tuck in a voluminous silk shirt for an incredibly easy but really chic outfit that will easily take you from day into evening
  • A knitted sweater dress, if it’s the right fit and shape for your body, will be your best friend in the winter months. All you need to wear with it is a good pair of thick tights and some awesome boots and you’re ready to go.
  • A big, thick knitted cardigan is a real investment piece: it will double up as a coat and you can layer it over jumpers, leather jackets, etc. Super versatile!
  • Don’t be afraid of a cropped sweater – worn over a form-fitting dress or with a leather, high-waisted pencil skirt, you’ll actually find it’s incredibly flattering
  • If you’re a bit anxious about committing to a big statement knit, invest in a really bold, big scarf. You can be wearing jeans and a really simple jacket but chuck on a huge, bonkers scarf and I guarantee someone will ask you where you got it!
  • It IS possible to wear knit from head to toe, you just need to play around with different weights so you don’t look like a yeti monster. One chunky foundation piece worn with lots of finer, gauzy layers makes for a really great autumn/winter look. Be experimental!

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