There’s nothing quite like a great piece of knitwear to work hard for you in your wardrobe, whether it’s a jumper dress, a maxi cardi or just a really good jumper. I like to keep my knitwear unique, embellished or with interesting design detail – just so I can really enjoy wearing it. I like the sort of knitwear that elevates a “jeans and a jumper look” and that will look amazing when I’m sat in the pub and all you can see is my upper half. Knitwear needs to be great for me to really want to wear it, because I feared it for so long – I didn’t want that added bulk and volume to my top half, I didn’t find it flattering and thought I was too too heavy to wear knitwear!!!! I have had words with myself since then and have actually built up a knitwear collection I enjoy wearing just as much as I would a black silky shirt or a good blazer.
Sometimes knitwear is considered like an afterthought, an essential, like a t-shirt or leggings and so the time and consideration isn’t really invested. Needless to say there are some duds out there, that after a couple of wears go bobbly, start to lose their embellishments, their shape or start to look worn before you’ve even really lived in them, so it’s about investing the time to find the ones that not only suit your aesthetic but stand the test of time. I have had knitwear from the likes of And Other Stories and Zara that have been in my wardrobe for absolute years that are still in great quality and that I love just as much now, as I did when I first purchased them.
So here’s my great knitwear edit, including pieces from my own wardrobe: