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It’s hard to believe that the clocks go back this month; I’m still waiting for summer to begin.  It’s not all gloomy though – at least we have a new wardrobe to buy!  Chunky knits are back with two prominent trends to embrace – one for him and one for her.  So snuggle up and pair your denim with my pick of some of the best winter warmers out there…

For her: Animal Magic

A sense of fun has creeped into fashion with animal pictures, patterns and prints adorning knitwear.  From woodland creatures such as owls and foxes to critters and wild cats – the look is playful and modern.  Look out for extra details such as metallic thread, sequins and gems for a touch of glamour to an otherwise casual piece.

For the luxe end of knitwear, try this stunning SIMEON FARRAR MARL GREY WOLF PRINT JUMPER, £135.00 with a wolf silhouette decorating the neckline.  The grey marl keeps is casual whilst the detailing takes it up a notch so it looks great dressed up with a leather skirt too.

This Beige badger jumper, £30.00 from Dorothy Perkins and LEOPARD JUMPER, £37.00 from Miss Selfridge both look hot to trot teamed with Moto Skinny Jeans, £48.35 made from vegan leather.

The animal trend really makes a statement plus the black and white badger print design is also subtly embellished with small sequins and a black gem – ticking the box of embellishment too.

For Him: Fairisle

Fair Isle, traditionally a knitting technique originating from Shetland, has had a fashion make-over and returns with a vengeance this season.  No longer is this pattern repudiated to unwanted Christmas jumpers, oh no – it’s now one to don with pride!

This soft-to-the-touch OLIVER SPENCER NAVY FAIRISLE KNIT JUMPER, £145.00 is well cut with ribbed hem and sleeves for a figure-hugging fit.

For more autumnal tones of camel, chocolate and nude, the GANT V Neck Fairisle Jumper, £115.00 is my top choice.

Fairisle knits don’t just stop at jumpers, look out for blazers and cardigan-coats too.  If they’re finished with a toggle fastening, you’ll be bang on trend as seen with this SNOWYO – Fairilse shawl neck knit, £95.

Fairisle is easy to dress up or down.  Team your knit with these aggressive-wash, boot cut HERTFORD G BOOT CUT JEANS IN KOLO NON WASH (BLUE), reduced to £27.00 (bottom right).  Beautifully cut with a pale, creased wash, they epitomise this seasons toughened trend beautifully.  Or for a slicker look that will keep you comfortable but still impress on a date, team your fairisle with these 1969 skinny fit jeans (resin rinse wash), £42.95.  They’re not super cigarette leg-squeezing tight – they’re just skinny enough to keep you current.


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