Winter Wardrobe Essentials

Written by Vanessa

Now that all the leaves have fallen from the trees, and the sunlight fades to dark long before the day is over, it’s official; winter is here, and it’s colder than ever. Every wardrobe needs a set of staple items to get you through the seasonal changes, so fight off the frost by updating yours with these knitted essentials.

Oversized jumper

Everyone needs a cool, slouchy jumper to relax in at home, or to use for layering when it gets especially chilly. In a stocking stitch, use a soft premium wool (such as cashmere or mohair) in a neutral shade – think cream, tan, or taupe – and leave a big V-neck for an oversized fit.

Beret

Take note from the ever en vouge Parisians and knit yourself a beret to wear this winter instead of the usual beanie or bobble hat. Use a moss stitch to create a diamond textured pattern and pick a yarn in a shade of bright rouge red to channel your inner Français.

Chunky rib snood

A chunky, thick snood knitted in a soft, stretchy yarn is the only thing you need to keep your shoulders, neck and ears warm all in one! Keep it versatile by knitting it in black or a block colour – or, if you’re feeling more daring, choose a multi-coloured gradient yarn in hues that best compliment your winter coat.

Mittens

Make a cute pair of mittens that you can pop on and off to keep your hands warm when you venture outside. Despite their reputation, mittens can look trendy if knitted in a fine wool in a neutral or monochrome colour, such as black or grey. You can even discreetly attach them together with string if you’re likely to lose them!

Rustic socks

Keep cosy in your boots with a pair of knee-high socks knitted in a stocking stitch with a thickset ribbed pattern. Match with a pair of brown boots by picking yarns with earthy tones, such as this ombré rusty red and umber brown effect.

Who ever said you can’t be stylish in sub-zero temperatures?