It seems bizarre to be thinking of Autumn and warmer clothes when we have just come back from a warm holiday with temperatures reaching into the 90’s, but it’s back to earth with a bump in the UK and I’m already wearing my hoodies and bringing my jumpers back out of their storage bags.
I am generally quite a cold person, and ALWAYS have cold feet, hands and nose. Hubby is always giving me funny looks when I sit with my jumpers covering my nose to keep it warm. Being warm is very important to me, so I like to have lots of warm items in my wardrobe.
When it comes to knitwear, I like a varying range of styles. From chunky knit to less distinctive styles, my wardrobe usually has a few new additions through the Autumn and Winter seasons. If I’m teeming a lightweight jumper with a long sleeve top then I usually opt for a plainer style. If I’m wearing a jumper cardigan however, then I prefer chunky cables to make the outfit stand out a little more again plain jeans or leggings.
When I’m buying knitwear, I do like to look for quality as well as price. I have jumpers in my wardrobe that I bought a few years ago, but this only happens if I look after them properly. This usually means I am in charge of the washing and drying and don’t let Hubby near them.
The most important feature in a jumper for me is to make sure it doesn’t gape and hang above the my waist line. Getting a cold draft inside my clothes is never on my agenda, and if I’m uncomfortable, the item of clothing usually returns back to the wardrobe and doesn’t come out again until I’m going through with a charity bag.
There are some lovely colours for this Autumn / Winter 2014 like the Radiant Orchid. I love all shades of purple and lilac so am looking forward to seeing the ranges in the shops. Cognac will go with a huge variety of my wardrobe already so hopefully I’ll be able to save some money with this shade.
What’s your style when it comes to knitwear?
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