Putting the ‘It’ back into Knit

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Is it just me or has the world suddenly gone Christmas crazy? Half-term, Halloween and Bonfire night are barely done and now it appears that it is totally fair game to sound the festive horn so to speak. But seriously people – retailers I mean – we don’t just want to wear sequins and sparkles for the next two months, …

Hard-working Knits

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So back to basics this week and I’m carrying on looking at the wardrobe staples you need for the autumn/winter ahead. This time the spotlight is on knitwear. It strikes me that there are a couple of overriding principles which will help your sweater shopping this season and help get you out of the skinny jeans and little sweater combo that …

The It Knit: the cardigan gets a make-over this winter

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Yes there’s It jumpers around, but there are also It cardigans too. There’s nothing small and twin-set like about this season’s cardis because they are long, chunky and full of personality. Here are my top cardis to fight with your granny over: I love this Leopard Print Cardigan £39 from Topshop Petite because of the gorgeous colours – it’s shorter than a lot …

Top Ten: new season knits

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When Whistles sent me it’s ‘look at what we have coming in for spring’ email, I shivered. Tropical palm prints and bare shoulders – I don’t think so. Yes, I am desperate to refresh my wardrobe with a little something, but not at the expense of my health. The best investment for right now has got to be a new piece …

The Knitwear Edit

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Autumn is a time for red wine and snuggly knitwear and this season it is all about playing with proportions. So get oversizing with your skinnies and go cute, cropped  fitted with boyfriend jeans or skirts. Yes you can oversize from top to bottom too, but beware this is a trickier look to pull off and which may leave you looking …

It’s time to cosy up, so envelope yourself in these knits

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Knitwear: the term just sounds a bit old-fashioned and conjurs up images of twinsets or dowdy cardigans. And if ‘knitwear’ sounds frumpy, then ‘shumper’ definitely sounds even worse: more cleaning product than clothing. This blog was supposed to be about how to create the layered look yourself, not about how to cheat. Nor did I ever think in a million years that this …