Knit kit: new ways to style your jumpers and cardigans


Knit kit: new ways to style your jumpers and cardigans

It's a cold winter's morning and you're rifling through your wardrobe. You spot leather jackets, oversized coats and longline blazers, which are all good and well... until you see your trusty knitwear. How can you resist?

If your jumpers and cardigans are on high rotation this season – and you catch yourself wearing them a little too often – it might be time to give them a makeover. Rather than pairing your knits with jeans day after day, take it to the next level with these fresh, fashion-forward looks. You'll feel more styled, but still just as snuggly.

Make a statement

Who says knitwear has to be boring? Update your favourite sweater to something a little more statement – it will elevate your jeans and go really well with other quirky pieces for a complete look.

Pictured, left to right: sass and bide The Dreamer knit, Tony Bianco Sierra heels, Witchery Brooke ring, Essie Nail Colour in Russian Roulette from Priceline, Bardot Winter Cat sunglasses, Karen Walker Mini Star Thread earrings from David Jones, Glassons Chain Strap Bead bag, sass and bide Generations of Brave jean.

Keep it light and bright

"Does this come in black?" If you're guilty of saying this when out shopping, chances are your wardrobe is full of dark pieces - including knitwear! Lighten up your look (and give it a fashion twist) by swapping your plain black knit for a fun block colour, then team with light denim, neutral tones or fresh white.

Pictured, left to right: Country Road Fluffy Crop knit, Wittner Lorraine Leopard Print clutch, Zara Denim midi skirt, Sportsgirl Terracotta Felt panama hat, Quay Eyewear Mod Star sunglasses from Universal Store, Kookai Edwina necklace, Tony Bianco Deja Milk Denver boots.

Take it out at night

We all love our knitwear for a comfy daytime outfit, but have you considered taking it for a spin at night? Dress up a simple jumper with leather, faux fur, heels and lipstick, or introduce a statement knit – like this shaggy cardigan – into your wardrobe.

Pictured, left to right: Decjuba Anthea Fringe Knit cardigan, Michael Hill Sleeper earrings, Rag & Bone Dive Leather skirt from David Jones, Witchery Spot cami, Mimco Treasure Hardcase clutch, Glassons Chain Link belt, M.A.C lipstick in Lady Danger, Wittner Amara boots.

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