As we head into January it's time to get excited about all things knitwear! Whether it be a jumper, cardigan, scarf, or snuggly pair of socks here at Aura Beverley we believe nothing warms the body and soul just like a cosy piece of knitwear does. Wearing knitwear is more than just throwing on a jumper and about mixing up your look with accessories and small touches to create depth and interest. This could be the rolling up of sleeves, exposing a collar or the addition of a bag or simple necklace. But we get it some days are made for nothing more than an oversized slouchy knit and chilling in front of the fire.
In this blog post we give advice on finding the best knits for every mood this winter from snug, fitted styles to comfy oversized pieces to neutral tones and eye-catching patterns and colour.
Finding the best knits starts with your staples. These are the neutral colours and styles that go with pretty much everything, from jeans and skirts to layering over your favourite dress. The American Vintage Damsville is a staple piece, with a wide boat neck and long sleeves. This loose fitting relaxed sweater with drooped shoulders and a ribbed hem creates a basic silhouette. The jumper can easily be dressed up or down and comes in a range of colours including Neutral Sand, Oasis and Vanilla.
Another knit staple worthy of a space in your winter wardrobe is the Second Female Ivy knit vest made in a soft chunky alpaca mix quality. This vest has a high neckline and a contrast coloured wide panel along the hemline giving it that slight edge. It can be worn with a white shirt layered underneath to give that exposed collar and classic look or a black bodysuit to draw your eyes straight to the contrasting panels. This knitted vest is a timeless piece which can be worn year upon year.
We all know winter fashion is a lot more vibrant and daring this year and knitwear is no exception. Here at Aura we have a number of knitted sweaters in-store that allow you to feel confident experimenting with bold pattern and colour. The Fabienne Chapot Oliviana sweater is a perfect example of this. The Oliviana sweater is embroidered with striking cognac heart details and available in both cream and black. This piece with its turtleneck and cute pattern certainly speaks for itself and looks amazing with a dark wash jean for a sophisticated and striking everyday look. Similarly the Mos Mosh Soffia Leo knit makes a bold statement with the striking animal print. Not to mention its flattering V-neck and ribbed trims and extra soft and fuzzy feel.
Up next the Jumper 1234 Stripe shoulder crew. This seventies inspired classic fit crew in organic light brown, is that little bit different. Featuring six rainbow coloured stripes on the shoulders this jumper truly pops also available in navy and mid-grey. But what makes the Jumper 1234 Stripe shoulder crew extra special is the fact it is made from 100% cashmere. Today, cashmere is a generic name given to the hair of the Hircus Capra goat found in Central and Eastern Asia. As its name suggests, the history of cashmere originates in the mountainous region of Kashmir where, in the 15th century, the hair from the mountain goats of Ladakh was used to make shawls for the Persian kings.
Cashmere is known for being one of the softest fibers in the world. Its thin hairs mean that it can be woven into incredibly soft, luxurious garments and long-lasting. Cashmere is an investment, so it's important to seek out pieces you’ll get plenty of wear from. It's worth paying that little extra for the quality and now cashmere practices are now more ethical and sustainable than ever before, indulging in one of life’s little style luxuries comes with a genuine feel-good factor. Jumper 1234 Sunday Crew in black is another gorgeous cashmere jumper in a Classic fit. True to size and can be worn any day of the week!
Lastly, the Malis co-ord from ICHI is the new knitwear set you never knew you needed. The Ichi Malis Jumper in Navy has a real luxurious feel to it and an elegant look with the crossover panels at the neckline. This is then teamed with the matching knitted cropped trousers for the most perfect pairing! Sure to turn a few heads, this unique navy blue set has the ability to transform the way you wear knitwear. Wear to a Sunday Lunch or business event to add a hint of sophistication whilst remaining comfortable and cosy.
Getting all wrapped up in soft and cosy knitwear is so simple with the range of knits available at Aura Beverley. From snug, fitted styles to comfy oversized pieces, we’ve got every look covered to make you fall in love this season.
Check out all our fave knitwear pieces online or in-store for a cosy Winter.