We're not even a month into autumn yet and I'm already mourning over the luxuriously warm summer months which have now passed us. Dark, damp and dingy mornings? Nope, they're not my favourite. However, one of the few elements which I do l-o-v-e about the long and gloomy autumn/winter months, as always, is the fashion. Oversized, cozy and toasty knitwear, now that's more like it. So I thought, for this post, I'd pick out a few of my New Look AW13 knitwear favourites to show you.
Chunky knit cardigans are my favourite type of cardigans and I absolutely love this ombre one. Monochrome appears to be a trend which isn't going anywhere for a while which I am all too happy about. I like how the grey fades upwards from the bottom of this garment, as it shows to be more contrary to other ombre clothing as the colour usually fades downwards. The white and grey threads interlock eachother around the middle of the cardigan to present the cardigan with a smoother representation.
Naturally, this chunky knit cardigan is shapeless, giving it the perfect casual-day-in attire. Therefore, I would team it with black skinny jeans, to add to the monochrome affect, a plain cami top and some ankle boots.
Both purple and red are two of Autumns most on trend colours this year, so why not meet in the middle of the two with a burgundy shade? I also think that darker shades of colours match autumn/winter particularly well in the typical vision of the dark months as well as the fact that the ribbed pattern of the knitting does make up for the lack of colour and decoration.
Personally, I would team this jumper with a casual floral skater dress of likewise dark colours to achieve that layering trend of autumn. I would also add chunky knit tights of a colour which would cooperate with the chosen dress as well as either converse of wedged ankle boots.
I love the appearance of this jumper, it just looks so warm and snuggly! I think what makes me love this jumper is how the soft font of the statement word collaborates so well with the soft touch and colour of the jumper. I also adore how the style of the font looks like one of a hand written note, and how the 'o' assembles a love heart, creating a girly and innocent appearance.
I would team this jumper with a pair of acid wash skinny jeans and converse to keep the casual tone. Within the past year, I've become addicted to wearing collared tops or blouses underneath my jumpers, so I would pair this with a white blouse underneath the jumper to maintain the innocent representation.
Lastly, I'm still a huge fan of aztec print, and thankfully it is another trend which is here to stay! I think that the tribal trend works really well with the bright primary colours of the blue and green which contrast boldly against the solid black and the exagerated fluffiness of the jumper.
I would pair this jumper with a pair of leggins and Vans, again to keep the casual tone. I would also layer underneath with either a white, bright red or blue blouse to match the colours displayed on the jumper.
Would you wear these items of knitwear? How would you style them?