Update Your W101 Basics – Knit Picking
As the mercury plummets the allure of a warm, huggable knit to cosy into is irresistible. Take note of these tips to make sure you give it the attention it deserves.
- A busy or bulky top means a simple, slim-fit bottom. Think skinny pants, long tube skirts or shorts with tights.
- A strong neckline, like an oversized cowl, works best with a snug fit at the torso and length in the body.
- Give your bulky knit some style by dressing it up, not down. Add a loose belt, your fave jacket and tailored pants.
- Fresh patterns include chevron graphics at Celine and square motifs at Rodarte. Vanessa Bruno’s undulating wool waves add texture to grey and Jil Sander ski bunny brights in neon green or cobalt blue are guaranteed to turn heads.
- Don’t be afraid to team brights with black or use differing tones of the same colour. Acne’s head to toe toffee warms every grey day.
- Don’t feel limited to the big knit moment, fine turtlenecks are also in abundance (beware big chested chicks). Worn under your fave sweater or teamed with your little black blazer the superfine turtleneck equals easy, upmarket chic.
- JasonWu inspires us to add simple embellishments like lace to revive our boring knits. Take your cue from this master and don’t overdo it.
- All over relaxed looks need fine knits or you risk being mistaken for the Michelin man.
- Contrasting sleeves are the next big thing in knits and the raglan sleeve (straight from the neckline to the arm) looks like it’s gaining speed too.
- Avoid wearing your knit with jeans and sneakers at all cost, this is what scared us off last time.
Go forth with your new knit knowledge and snuggle up in style!