It’s been snowing and extremely cold in many parts of the northern hemisphere. That’s when cosy knitwear comes to the rescue. Fun patterns or textures, vibrant colours, and beautiful design details like the six bloggers are showing below, can go a long way to providing that extra stylish touch we might be craving.
Elaine’s ink blue sweater is the star of the show. The combination of the cable knit pattern with the playful fringe is delightful and gorgeous. The way the fringe waves from sleeve to sleeve, dipping down in a curve on the front of the sweater cleverly contrasts with the verticality of the cable knit. The ink blue also works beautifully with the beige wide-legged trousers that bring the dress factor to the look. As do her pointy-toed snakeskin booties peeking out from under the trousers. The cool-toned white, grey, and black animal print contrasts in an interesting way with the warm beige of the bottoms, and complement the dressy white shoulder bag. Elaine’s dressy structured bag, black sunnies, and sleek ‘do add interesting angles to this gorgeous relaxed dressy vibe.
Here, the Fair Isle pattern in black, white and baby pink is the eye-catcher creating great Visual interest in a simple sweater and jeans outfit. Allison has semi-tucked the drapey sweater into skinny jeans, which lengthens the leg line from the hips up and tempers the volume. She’s sporting cosy black Winter booties with white shearling lining that peeks through the black footwear and bright red laces. This bookends our blogger’s fab wavy hair and the sweater, and reminds me of Alexandra’s recent aviator jacket look. She finishes off the outfit with a black bucket bag, chain link necklace, and polished orange-red lip gloss.
Coral opted for a neutral-toned sweater that gets its visual and textural interest from the diamond pattern and ribbed mock neck. Pairing the oatmeal with the gorgeous midi skirt in cool emerald green and cool-toned grey tall boots is unexpected, and makes the look for me. Faux-tucking the sweater showcases the knotted detail on the elegant midi skirt. The pointy-toed dressy boots lengthen the leg line, and match the grey in the stunning checked coat. Coral’s skirt and coat finish at the same length, which adds polished elegance, and draws the eye up and down. Her playful woolly bag almost matches the colour of the sweater. Pearl hoop earrings, and bright red lippy and nails are the glam finishing touches.
The shocking pink sweater and coat combined with the burgundy skirt create a vibrant dramatic impact, Georgette added statement snakeskin boots for an even more daring and fabulous effect. Picking a cosy knit in a bright colour like our blogger’s vibrant turtleneck is a great way to lift your mood on dark, dreary Winter days. She’s tucked the fluid fit sweater into an A-line midi leather skirt that adds structure and a luxe touch. The skirt’s paneled detail provides some extra visual interest, while the hot pink bouclé coat brings lots of texture and pizzazz to the picture. The pointy-toed tall boots lengthen the leg line and scream “fierce”. Large hoop earrings and a bright lip finish off the look.
Tanja shows us that an outfit consisting of all neutrals can be as striking as one with vibrant colours or patterns. She is wearing distressed cropped skinny jeans in light grey under a beige ribbed knit sweater with big turtleneck collar. The play between warm and cool tones creates clever visual interest from top to toe. Tanja’s warm beige suede booties with lighter coloured lug sole contrast against the cool grey of her jeans and coat. The same goes for her sweater, scarf, hat, and one of her two bags. Loosely tying the taupe scarf over the turtleneck adds warmth and further visual interest. The sharp shoulderline of her peacoat adds structure and a dressy touch. Her small snakeskin crossbody, arm candy, and glam sunnies are the dressy accessories of choice.
Kim goes Sporty Luxe by pairing her casual statement sweater with a dressy black leather midi skirt and refined pumps. The sporty sweater’s big fold-down collar, zipper, and striking royal blue rugby stripes against the earthy mustard background add plenty of visual oomph. The skirt’s tailored fit with alluring front slit balances out the top’s relaxed fit. Kim’s optical white pointy-toe pumps lengthen the leg line, and bring and unexpected crisp fourth colour into the mix. Her blue zippered clutch cleverly echoes both the blue stripes in the sweater and the zipped collar. Large oblong earrings and oversized sunnies complete the look.
I can’t wait to hear what you think of these wonderful outfits with statement knits. Let us know in the comments, and tell us if you have a favourite cosy statement sweater in your closet.