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Given the amount of time we’re spending indoors and bunkering down at home this year, it’s safe to say that a lot of us are prioritising comfort when getting dressed, so naturally, brands have cottoned-on and knitwear options have expanded beyond just basic jumpers. We’ve now got trousers, tees, dresses and even bralettes offered in some form of knit fabric (though I’m not sure how I feel about the last style…)
I like to treat myself to a knit (or three) come Autumn, but year-round, I’m constantly keeping my pulse on the new-in sections of my favourite brands to find knits that I think are worth buying. I think it comes down to the fact that knits aren’t just a cold weather staple for me. In pre-pandemic times, my knits were on constant rotation – I throw them over my outfits on cool summer evenings and I wear them around the office thanks to the sub-arctic temperature the office air-conditioning seems to always be set on.
On the high street, Reiss and Everlane are my favourites but I also love pieces from contemporary labels like Oroton and The Frankie Shop. Keep scrolling to see the new season knits that are currently on my wish list.
Reiss isn’t always the friendliest on the hip pocket, particularly if you’re not based in the UK, but the pieces always look expensive and sophisticated. Where I can, I shop for Reiss at Selfridges (you can read about my little shopping hack here) where they have a selection of the greatest hits, but half of my Reiss items are from reiss.com, where I swallow the bitter pill that is the higher price (and the risk of potential import duties) because they do have the full range. I’ve earmarked a couple of new styles (designed to factor in the more relaxed vibes we’re currently tuned to) but I’ve also featured one of my favourite knit styles below released in two new season hues. Sizing wise, I typically take a size S in Reiss knits.
My tried and true for cashmere – Everlane’s styles are just lovely and I’ve made it no secret that the Cashmere Square Turtleneck is my favourite style of the lot (I have it in five colours and counting!). It’s now been released in these of-the-moment earthy brown tones and if it were up to me, we’d all have these shades in our wardrobes. For reference, I have this style of knit in both XS and S but I much prefer how the S sits on me (I’m a true AU 8 and 158cm tall).
An AU-based designer that has had a serious design overhaul in recent years with the introduction of their RTW line. I really love everything about the Oroton aesthetic and the cuts of their pieces are beautiful. Their belted cardigans are really lovely and while they’re a bit of an investment, they’re made from 100% wool.
Having recently placed my first order (you can read my first impressions here), I’ve now got the itch for Sezane and their french-girl vibes. The knitwear continues to make waves and since adding their Leontine jumper to my wardrobe, I can see why! I’ve got two of their other iconic jumpers on their radar – the James Jumper is made from merino wool and all the reviews I’ve read rave about how deliciously soft it is!
And if you really want to up the ante with some of the highest grade cashmere around, the knits from Scandi-based label The Curated (run by South-Korean born Australian designer, Nicola Harlem) are a real treat. The knits are cut to a relaxed fit and epitomise Scandinavian effortless.
Are you a knitwear all-year type person like me? As always, thanks for stopping by.