Colder weather brings a necessity for a few more practical considerations when it comes to style. If you feel the cold, you’re going to want to think carefully about how you can guard against dropping temperatures. And if you’re anything like us, you’re going to want to make sure you can do so withoutsacrificing your overall look.
The good news here is this might be easier than you think. Layering in knitwear to a tailored look is practical and sophisticated.
Need a few quick pointers in the right direction?
- Stay away from chunky knits! Thinner knits are easier to layer.
- If you want to maximise warmth, we recommend being picky about fibres. Natural fibres will keep you warmer than synthetic ones. Think cashmere or angora rather than acrylic.
- The best option is to layer your knitwear over your shirt and under your jacket. You can still wear a tie if your personal style/workplace requires it; keep it tucked under your knitwear.
- Sweaters are an easy, classic choice here, and are great if you think you may want to remove your outer layer (jacket) later on in the day.
- Knitted tank tops and waistcoats can also look sharp, though these might be a better choice if you plan to keep your jacket on.
- Colour is important. Don’t try to match the colour of your knitwear to your tailoring, as this isn’t a flattering look. Instead, opt for a contrast.
- If in doubt, stick to classic jewel tones. Burgundy, royal blue and emerald green are all great options. If you’re feeling a bit braver, a mustard yellow sweater is a fantastic look!
- If you really do prefer neutral, we suggest blue- or lilac-tinged knitwear with a black or navy suit.
How will you be layering your knitwear and tailoring this autumn/winter season?