Winter Wonderland…

Fairisle Pattern Lambswool Rich Sweater - £38.00, NextWe’re not quite there yet, but there’s no denying that winter is just around the corner. What better way to enjoy the more bitter months other than to embrace what fashion has to offer and sport your favourite knitwear.


On the catwalks and the high street there seems to be a strong nod to winter woollies, which proves that fashion has taken a turn for the practical and designers have introduced clothes which not only look stylish, but will actually keep you warm too. Who says you have to compromise?


Earn extra style points this season by channeling the hottest trends into your knits. Draw inspiration from the high-end designers such as Philip Lim and choose a longer length knit – ideal for those wanting to wear the jumper dress.


Ghost Handknit Jumper - £69.99, Topshop

Christmas prints are in for AW12, so let your imagination run wild and give in to your childish streak. Opt for novelty patterns which are cute and cosy and you’ll undoubtedly get into the festive spirit in no time. Young, accredited, irish designer Jonathan William Anderson (better known in the fashion world as J W Anderson) is big news on the latest collaborating list for Topshop. I think we can all agree that this particular hand-knitted number, the ghost jumper, reflects his dab hand for quirky design and craftsmanship.


Also on the print radar is tartan. Bold, heritage prints from Alexander McQueen combine the patriotic with the traditional, proving that classic is best if you want to create true British style.


Effortless, laid-back dressing is also key for this season. Borrow from the boys and wear over-sized slouchy sweaters over tailored shirts for grungey, dress-down days.


And finally, if you’re after something a little bit more glamorous to wear on the evenings, take a look at Miu Miu’s latest jumper collection which is all about the statement collar. A little embellishment goes a long way when you’re dressing to impress, so ditch the necklaces and let jewel-encrusted knitwear take you from day to night.


With so many unique knits to choose from, you’ll want to add them all to your Christmas wish list, or is that just me?


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