It’s that time of year when we get to wear cozy knitwear and we remember the game of layering. Any piece that accompanied us previous winters – a fluffy cardigan, an oversized sweater, a multicoloured scarf – becomes a trusted friend this season, but “being warmly dressed” does not always rhyme with “having a stylish outfit. “. Therefore, here are some outfit ideas that will help you turn a t-shirt or your grandmother’s jacket into a cool piece, creating an outfit that is comfortable, chic, warm and modern.
The cable knit sweater, the hero of the winter season
The shops and window shops delight us with retro styles and pieces tailored in the style of the 70s, and one of the typical pieces of that time are round neck sweaters, decorated with front cable knits. Some may find that they fit in the same nostalgic tendency as the “grandma cardigan”, the one with rounded backs, because it is the type of sweater that our grandmothers used to knit when we were children. However, the cable knit sweater will be the star of the winter season of 2019. It is versatile, it goes perfectly with jeans, office pants, pleated skirts, fitted skirts, even with training pants with piping. Pay attention to the proportions of the outfit: emphasise the waist by wearing it half inserted in the waistband or with a belt, match it with vaporous or fluid materials, add visible accessories, similar in size to the thickness of the sweater.
Blue cable knit sweater, H&M: 129,99 lei | blue cable knit sweater, Mango: 139,90 lei | yellow cable knit sweater, H&M: 159,99 lei | white cable knit sweater, Zara: 199,90 lei | white cable knit sweater with high neck, Zara: 159,90 lei | grey cable knit sweater with cut out shoulders, Zara: 159,90 lei | wool cream cable knit sweater, Massimo Dutti: 399,00 lei |fine golden cable knit sweater , Massimo Dutti: 349,00 lei | fine light pink cable knit sweater, Mango: 139,90 lei | beige cable knit sweater, Massimo Dutti: 399,00 lei | salmon-pink cable knit sweater, Massimo Dutti: 479,00 lei | long beige cable knit sweater, Mango: 159,90 lei | beige apres ski sweater, Massimo Dutti: 479,00 lei | orange cable knit sweater, Stefanel: 831,25 lei | orange cable knit sweater, Mango: 199,90 lei |dark orange cable knit sweater with high neck, Mango: 199,90 lei | cream cable knit sweater, BSB: 337,00 lei | green cable knit sweater, Mango: 159,90 lei
The oversized cardigan:
It is one of the simplest ways to enrich the way you wear clothing pieces, and offer them other stylistic roles than the traditional ones. It is easy for us to throw on our shoulders a large and comfortable cardigan, but its proportions can dominate our figure and outfit. Therefore, my recommendation is to layer a longer cardigan over a delicate piece, such as a satin blouse, a silk or viscose midi dress, a thin shirt … This type of overlays, which rely on differences in the textures and thickness of the materials, but also on the style differences (casual knitting with the fine, elegant piece), will give a modern, surprising and feminine note to any day wardrobe.
Tip: when you layer a longer cardigan over a midi dress, you should tighten your waist with a belt; the silhouette will be better shaped.
Long cardigan, H&M: 89,99 lei | long grey cardigan, Stefanel: 475, 50 lei | oversized animal print cardigan, H&M: 129,99 lei | camel beige cardigan, Zara: 159,90 lei | oversized beige cardigan, Massimo Dutti: 399,00 lei | XXL beige cardigan, H&M: 139,99 lei | XXL white cardigan, Zara: 159,90 lei | burgundy red cardigan, H&M: 159,99 lei | blue cardigan, Stefanel: 646,50 lei | sand wool jacket, Zara: 649,90 lei
The knitted dress: a daytime outfit, for every day
If the cable knit sweater is the hero, the knitted dress is the star of the cold season. You will find it in many colors, lengths, textures and designs: from classic black to incandescent orange, with multicolored stripes and animal print; from mini to midi; from fine stripes and smooth knitwear, to strongly highlighted stripes, drapes and inserts from other materials; from molded lines, which follow the outline of the figure, to straight, ovoid or flared shapes. Whatever you choose, the knitted dress is there for those days when you feel the need for a lightweight, comfortable, quick to wear outfit. You slip into it with ease and not only will you feel feminine and modern dressed, but you will also feel the thermal comfort. You can match it with everything from a padded jacket and sneakers to fine-heeled boots and visible, modern jewellery. When the weather gets even colder, you can wear it with high boots and a coat.
Black wool dress, Stefanel: 648,50 lei | maxi black knitted dress, Stefanel: 712,50 lei | black knitted dress, Stefanel: 615,25 lei | beige dress with bateau collar, Massimo Dutti: 399,00 lei | white knitted dress, Zara: 159,90 lei | V neck brown dress, H&M: 139,99 lei | straight line black dress with high neck, H&M: 159,99 lei | midi camel beige dress H&M: 139,99 lei | red dress with puffy sleeves, H&M: 139,99 lei | mini brown dress, Zara: 159,90 lei | orange brown dress, Marks&Spencer: 275,00 lei | black-brown-beige striped dress, Marks&Spencer: 275,00 lei | two colour dress, Mango: 199,90 lei | olive green midi knitted dress, Mango: 159,90 lei | oversized grey dress, Mango: 159,90 lei
The knitted vest: the surprise, surprise, surprise of the season
If you want to introduce a new knitted piece in your wardrobe for this season, my recommendation is to choose a vest. Better said, a sleeveless sweater. I know what you’re thinking: “why a vest instead of a sweater? Will it keep me less warm?” I am not referring to the short, tight body vests, of school style, but to their modern sisters: straight, medium length, with deep V-neck or high rolled collar. You can use this type of vest more easily in suits with overlays: over a white shirt, over a thin dress with three-quarter sleeves, over a long-sleeved body or, why not, with a blazer of fabric or velvet on top. You can wear it over a knitted dress, and over a fine turtleneck … As with the cardigan, add some special textures: a leather skirt or a pair of velvet pants.
White Wool mix vest, H&M: 199,99 lei | white wool vest, H&M: 229,99 lei | cream vest with rolled collar, Stefanel: 931,00 lei | navy blue vest with hoodie, Stefanel: 1080,50 lei | oversized grey vest, Zara: 199,90 lei | loose cable knit vest Zara: 159,90 lei | grey cable knit vest, Zara: 159,90 lei | beige vest, Massimo Dutti: 399,00 lei