As soon as the temperature drops below zero, we all fear for our sense of style freezing up too. However, layers and bulky knitwear can still be fashionable – picking the right ones for you is key. Living in the Nordic countries inevitably prepares us well for annual fashion dilemmas, and having a great selection of knitwear at hand makes it even easier. Here are our picks for this season – five styles of knitwear in a natural colour palette to help you embrace the colder months.
When it comes to layering, it can often look a little unflattering if we’re only working with tight clothing. The trick is to have a looser garment to throw over the base layer, and still allow it to peak through on top and bottom. This oversized, ribbed V-neck jumper by Acne (€330) fits the brief perfectly. A silk shirt, frilly top or even that summer dress you miss so much, can make an appearance from underneath, while you’re nice and toasty. A brand new outfit is made, with no damage done to your fashion sense. Oh, and did we mention it’s 100% lambswool? It really does tick all the boxes.
Still desperately trying to make your dressing gown work as daywear? With a belted cardigan like this H&M one (€42) you can get closer to achieving that goal – incorporating comfort, but looking a bit more put together at the office. The way this cardigan has been styled on the model is a great example of how to get the most wear out of it. Try to style it as you would a relaxed blazer, draping it over a plain or floral shirt, or even a simple white tee. For a more formal look, wear it over a little black dress and the belt nipped-in at the waist. Get it in grey or beige, and it’s bound to become your new wardrobe staple for all year round!
While sweater dresses can be a bit challenging to style, a mid-thigh length one should suit most body types. With a heavy turtleneck like this speckled navy number by Elvine (€146), transitioning from day to night in January will no longer be synonymous with pneumonia. Light wash denim and chunky boots are always a safe bet for running errands in the day; when the clock strikes cocktail hour, simply swap the jeans for a black leather mini and opaque tights. Don’t forget the hair tuck for ultimate Scandi girl vibes. So effortless, but oh so warm!
Fuzzy mohair and brown buttons may sound like you’re channeling your Grandpa, but there’s so much more to this Ganni (€240) cardigan. Worn on its’ own (as seen on the model), it conveniently acts as an edgy thermal top – tuck it into a skirt or some cigarette trousers and you’re good to go. This forest green would also look stunning with a plain white turtleneck underneath or paperbag trousers in a rust colour. Unbuttoned, it provides endless layering opportunities, we’re thinking Victorian lace collars, gold jewellery and ripped jeans, or just a band t-shirt, there are no wrong answers here.
What is your favourite knitwear trend this winter, and how are you styling it? Tag @nordicstylemag in your Instagram outfit posts, we’d love to see them!
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Tags: Acne Studios, ganni, knitwear, winter fashion
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