You’ve got to be in knits...

By Nida Mohsin
Tue, 12, 19

It’s officially sweater weather. This week You! rounded up some key knitwear trends you’ll see everywhere this winter...


The season of wrapping up warm is well and truly upon us. While you may be mourning the end of summer, there’s so much to look forward to winter - especially when it comes to your wardrobe. 

Fashionable knitted clothes 2019-2020 can become just that, suitable for cold, cool, gloomy days, which has become the undisputed trend of the winter wardrobe for the most stylish women.

For anyone looking to hit refresh on their winter wardrobe, now is a great time to invest in pieces you can rely on for months to come.

When the mercury drops, take things up a notch in chunky knits. Knitwear has sartorial superpowers that shouldn’t be overlooked.

From long to short, and everything in between, this outerwear is a great finishing touch to an outfit, and is an ideal way to keep your body warm.

When the chill hits you hard, get comfortable and snug
in a cardigan.

Gone are the days of frumpy, dull jumpers - let’s welcome a new wave of contemporary, refreshed winter warmers. Thanks to a knitwear resurgence on the runway, this season’s offerings are seriously stylish too. This week, we have compiled some key knitwear trends of the season. When it comes to cold-weather style, there’s one rule to remember: you’ve got to be in knits to win it...

The sweater vest

The sweater vest might be synonymous with cricket players, high school nerds and even your beloved grandpa but, believe it or not, it is having a sartorial renaissance. Up until now the sleeveless knit has been considered more fuddy-duddy than fashionable, but for winter 2019 designers including Gucci, Ganni, Burberry and Kenzo have all been making a case for the return of the retro staple. Whether you opt for a loose fit or choose a tight-fitting for a vintage look, the sleeveless knit is definitely a style to watch out for this winter.

Whether worn with tailoring for work or dressed down with joggers at the weekend, a cosy jumper is winter essential.

Good old cardigan

We never realised how versatile a cardigan could be until this season came around. The return of the cardigan has been one of the most surprising trends of the season. Until recently, you were more likely to see one at your grandparents’ house than at fashion week. An item that has almost always been ridiculed for being frumpy, the button-up knit has been appearing all over the runways of designers including Miu Miu, Chanel, Christopher Kane and Erdem.

Take your outfit to the next level with a sleek cardigan. Whether you prefer something long or short it is up to you, but this knitwear will polish off any look you’re wearing. Don the buttons all the way up with a pair of high-waisted flares, or create a tiny waist by keeping a few fastened in the middle and the rest undone. Monochrome is an easy way to look instantly stylish, and a shawl collar helps make you look even chicer.

The statement sleeves gives a look that’s
simultaneously composed and cool. 

Bright jumpers

It can be easy to get stuck in a colour rut come winter, with the majority of our wardrobe dominated by subtle shades of grey, cream, black and navy. But, just because the weather’s damp and dreary, doesn’t mean your sartorial choices should follow suit. Cue - the return of bright hues. Make a statement this winter and bring those summer brights into the duller months. Green jumpers are dominating right now, with a shade sitting somewhere between lime and grass proving to be the most popular, but incorporating any bold colour is guaranteed to give any old winter outfits a boost. The trick here is to tone down bright pieces by pairing them with softer hues such as ecru or stonewash denim jeans.

Statement sleeves

While bags might keep getting smaller in 2019, sleeves, on the other hand, are being blown up to epic proportions. This season, fans of the statement sleeve can expect to see the trend shift from voluminous dresses and sheer blouses to cosy knitwear in seasonal shades like red, navy and green. The statement sleeve trend is here to stay, but this time in a much cosier fashion.

Expect to see exaggerated sleeves in the shape of puff, extra long and ‘70s style bell-sleeves in the upcoming months. The best way to style a jumper with sleeves of epic proportions is to make them the star of your outfit by pairing with simple and streamlined pieces such as tailored trousers or tapered jeans.