CLOSE KNIT – LADIES KNITWEAR TRENDS FOR 2018

It is officially coming to the end of Autumn and into the thick of Winter, which means it’s time to sip hot chocolates indoors and start investing in some solid women’s knitwear to see you through the season. With meteorologist predictions leading towards this season being one of the coolest on record, we have rounded up the key ready to wear ladies knitwear essentials you need and how to layer these for the ultimate winter wardrobe. Knitwear is becoming easily the most effective and stylish answer to the often-sudden change in weather and the challenges this poses to being able to stay warm in style. You can never own too many knits; they are a timeless staple and our favourite go-to to combat the winter chills.

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Investing in new season knitwear is the perfect way to refresh your winter wardrobe and update your look for elevated dressing. There are so many ladies knitwear styles readily available from chunky knits, wraps, cardigans, ponchos and jumpers and we have curated the best of these staple styles. Our winter 2018 selection offers a range of innovative knitwear brands with ultra-soft, warm pieces that will keep you comfortable and warm whilst remaining on trend.

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Our charming collection embraces soft materials and blends predominantly composed of natural materials such as wool, mohair and cashmere. Our favourite labels for premium women’s knitwear includes the likes of White & Warren, Mela Purdie, Lounge the Label, American Vintage, Second Female, Ottodame and Sabatini. This range of local and international designer labels offer cutting-edge garments that provide something unique for everyone and their personal style. By providing a wide range and allowing the wearer to play with proportions, hues and thickness we guarantee you will find something special from our range to invest in for seasons to come. Our versatile range of winter knits has something to offer from traditional cardigan and sweater options to modern prints and design details such as fringing.

Our curated selection of top ladies knitwear sellers and trends below is here to help you find the perfect knitwear piece for statement style and comfort throughout the cooler months all whilst making your shopping decision easier. Below we run through the trends, styles and next-level pieces that’ll help you nail knitwear this winter and achieve effortless style.

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The Turtleneck

The classic turtleneck knit is a wardrobe staple that is constantly growing in popularity. Perfect for cooler weather both in terms of styling and functionality, you can never go wrong with a new season addition to your wardrobe.

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The turtleneck acts as both a sweater and scarf in one; providing the ultimate union between utility and style. This face-framing style is iconic in providing a more formal, but still on-trend look. Ideal for layering, try styling your turtleneck with a fitted coat or oversized layer for added texture and depth.

The turtleneck worn here is the Second Female Brook Knit Turtleneck Sweater. Available in a light pastel cameo rose colour, this playful knit is the perfect addition to your winter collection. Crafted from a Mohair and Wool blend the Brook Knit is ultra-soft and features long sleeves, ribbing detail on the hemline, drop shoulders and a relaxed body. This turtleneck is the ultimate investment piece.

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Classic V Neck

You can never go wrong with a Classic V-Neckline Sweater. This effortless, simplistic style forms the perfect foundation to any outfit and is an easy core piece to throw on for added warmth. This flattering style allows you to confidently play with proportions, hues and textures to add a unique touch to your outfit. Our range of V-Neck knitwear offers something for everyone and the perfect investment pieces for statement dressing.

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The Second Female V Neck Brook Sweater is a must-have for your trans-seasonal wardrobe. Featuring a V neckline, long sleeves, ribbing detail across the hemline and neckline, and side splits. Cut for a relaxed fit, this ready to wear sweater is crafted from a mohair blend, perfect for everyday wear.

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Layer this piece effortlessly over a collared long-sleeved shirt with wide leg pants and a pointed flat for effortless style. Add a leather jacket over the top for additional texture, warmth and styling.

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Cosy Cardigans

From traditional V-neck cardigans to 70’s-inspired to long and cloak-like, you can never go wrong with a cardigan for the cooler months. Cardigans have been in fashion for decadesand there are so many eclectic designs available. At Classic Spirit we are true believers in having statement cardigans as these are the perfect foundations for layering. Our favourite looks for the season are waterfall detailed necklines and mid-length cardigans.

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The Mela Purdie Cabin Jacket is the perfect winter warmer and a key-layering piece. This investment cardigan is crafted from superfine merino wool and is ultra-soft. Featuring an open body, wide collar and waterfall neckline that drapes effortlessly to the hem. The long sleeves and hemline are finished with ribbing detail for added style.

Stay toasty warm this winter in the Cabin Jacket. This has been styled here with the Mela Purdie Crepe Double Knit Wide Leg Pant and Crystal Tank and layered under the Second Female Bea Hooded Coat. Wear yours with skinny jeans and a leather jacket for modern, everyday style.

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ladies knitwear

Another key piece this season is the Lounge the Label Livorno Cardigan. This versatile winter essential is crafted from an ultra-soft blend of wool and mohair in a loose knit. Featuring two large front pockets and long sleeves, this knit falls to below the knee and is the perfect cosy addition to your core wardrobe.

This piece can be styled with anything from dresses to drop-crotch pants for an effortlessly chic dress. The Livorno Cardigan is styled here with simplistic basics and gumboots.

ladies knitwear

ladies knitwear

Chunky Crewnecks

Nothing beats the cold quite like a chunky crewneck knit. Thicker than traditional ladies knitwear, chunky designs add both texture and warmth for endless styling possibilities. Chunky knits are often bold and tend to make a large statement, ensuring that you are on trend throughout the season. Investing in a crewneck is essential for effortless styling in winter and adds a modern element to your wardrobe.

ladies knitwear

ladies knitwear

Pictured here is the Ottodame Cashmere and Wool Sweater, which is a wardrobe essential. This everyday staple in cosy knit is crafted from a purl stitch knit and cut for a loose relaxed fit. Featuring a crew neckline, rounded hem and embellished raglan sleeves. This versatile investment piece matches perfectly with anything from fitted skirts to track pants for modern style.

Ideal for layering, we have styled this must-have piece with a collared shirt and tailored jacket.

For a statement look, our go-to chunky knit this winter is the best-selling American Vintage Boolder Jumper. Look no further for effortless style with this oversized, slouchy look. This versatile piece is crafted from a blend of Superfine Alpaca and Wool. Featuring a relaxed body, this jumper has long sleeves, a round collar and cable knit detailing.

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Style yours with anything from leggings and flats for a day at the shops or tucked into wide leg, high waisted trousers and ankle boots for a modern look. The Boolder Jumper is transformed into a contemporary, styled here with a summery, silky dress. Adding body and shape, this is a key knit to carry you through the season.

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As the weather gets cooler, draw attention to our winter warmer pieces that are buy now, wear now. Shop our knitwear range in-store and online today.