How to Wear and Rock Knitwear This Fall

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With winter just a step away, layering is a foolproof way to dress ourselves and our homes. But there’s a certain charm to knitwear that not even layering can beat. Good old fashioned jumpers or sweaters are lurking in the back corner of our wardrobe to serve us graciously once again during the cold days of winter. The good news are, that after a long time they’re back in fashion, even the grandfather looking ones! And celebrities like Katie Holmes, Kaia Gerber and Hailey Baldwin are all embracing them. Therefore, today I’ll share with you some styling tips and inspiration to make your knitwear rock again.

A very stylish woman wearing a white shirt with a camel sweater over a burgundy knee high skirt and a blush pink clutch. Image by Dorothy Perkins.
Image by Dorothy Perkins

Sweaters come in various sizes, fits, and colors. Some of them have a more intense texture appearance than others but nonetheless, they all add texture. Therefore, go for a juxtaposition with materials like leather, silk and velvet. Turtlenecks have a timeless elegance, so you can’t go wrong with them.

Notice that sweaters this season are not overly long and when they’re a bit on the long side, just tuck the front in. (Personally, I prefer to tuck one of sides in instead). Next, accessorize them with lots of long necklaces, statement earrings (I recommend tassel ones) and add on a head band or hat. Pair them with tartan checks, denims, faux leather skirts or leggings and wide leg pants.

Track pants are also a great option. But you can always take it up a notch by wearing a sequin pencil skirt or a soft pleat one. Don’t be afraid to mix stripes with solid colors or add a snake or leopard print into the ensemble. And a note to remember, yellow is the accent color to go to when you want to make it all more interesting.

I know burgundy, maroon and emerald greens are reigning nowadays, however yellow works very well when an element of surprise is required in an outfit to give it a wow factor. See the photos below and judge for yourself what works best for you…;)

A stylish woman dressed in a grey blue sweater and a striped skirt in front of doorway. Her jewelry really update it all. Image by Folli Follie.
Image by Folli Follie
A chunky black sweater can look awfully good with a leopard print skirt. I love her style. Image by Primark UK.
Image by Primark (UK). A chunky black knit looks great when paired with a leopard print.
Simple but elegant, a white sweater over dark denim pants just like this woman who paired them with white sneakers. Image by Betty Barclay.
Close up of an stylish woman in a white jumper. Image by Betty Barclay.
Images by Betty Barclay. How can a white jumper ever go wrong? It can’t!
A burgundy coat looks fabulous over a pink sweater paired with a short faux leather black skirt. She looks beautiful doesn't she. Image by Dorothy Perkins.
Image by Dorothy Perkins. The texture of this blush pink sweater looks good with this faux leather skirt.
I love that striped knitted headband. Looks so good with that lavender color sweater. Image by Accessorize.
Image by Accessorize
A stylish woman dressed in pink and burgundy hues. Pink sweater, pink coat with burgundy collar, pink satin track pants and a burgundy tote bag. Image by Folli Follie.
Image by Folli Follie
I love this Karl Lagerfeld Paris inspired jumper over dark pants. Nice! Image by Long Tall Sally.
Image by Long Tall Sally. Karl Lagerfeld’s Paris Breton stripe sweater from his capsule wardrobe designed for tall girls in mind.
I'm not totally sure about the tartan print pants on their own, but in overall, the white sweater, the beige trench coat and the white sneakers it all looks good. Image by Marks & Spencer.
Image by Marks & Spencer
I love this outfit. A camel turtleneck sweater, a pleated knit skirt, black knee high boots and a black leather jacket. Image by Pure Collection.
Image by Pure Collection
How pretty. A woman wearing a camel cord sweater paired with wide leg charcoal pants. Image by Pure Collection.
Image by Pure Collection
Now that is one bossy looking lady. Don't let her grey jumper and tartan blue skirt fool you. Image by Hobbs.
Image by Hobbs
A yellow sweater over a midi tartan print grey skirt and white booties. Not bad. It catches your eye. Image by Dorothy Perkins.
Image by Dorothy Perkins
I love the argyle print on a grey boyfriend sweater paired with dark grey wide leg pants. A beautiful combo. Image by Pure Collection.
Image by Pure Collection

So what do you think? Ready to embrace the new knits? Great, show them who’s the boss.


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