Holly White wears: Knitwear
Published 03/09/2010 | 17:16
From chunky cable-knit jumpers to delicate cardigans, Holly White scoured the high street to find her knitwear to suit every budget.
Knitwear is synonymous with the autumn-winter season.
Stay on trend as the weather cools – no need to look as if you’ve raided gran’s wardrobe.
Holly's fave: Draped
Of all the looks, this is my favourite. It mixes a brightly coloured top with navy jeans and nude shoes — and it all worked very well.
I loved the draping effect of the top. It felt a little unstructured and slightly lopsided yet this added to its interest and charm.
Loved the colour so it’s a keeper.
Olive green top, €24.95, H and M; navy jeans, €25.95, Zara; patent nude shoes, €69.95, Zara
I wrapped this around me and it felt instantly cosy.
For a more streamlined look, a chunky black belt would give you a great silhouette.
This piece of knitwear is pure comfort.
The skirt is fabulous fire-engine red and it makes a real statement.
Grey wrap cardigan, €25.95, River Island; red skirt, €13, Penneys; black tights, €6, Dunnes; black suede shoes, €79.99, Zara
This look is sexy secretary meets country chic, but watch out because proportion is key.
If the skirt was six inches longer it would look horrendous. This skirt is a lovely, reasonable foray into one of this season’s big trends — kilts.
I loved the primness of the round-neck, cable cardigan, but if it was any baggier, I would look seriously frumpy.
Cream cable-knit cardigan, €69.90, Massimo Dutti, Dundrum; kilt, €13, Penneys; black vest, €12, Marks & Spencer; black tights, €6, Dunnes; shoes, €79.99, Zara
This is one of the most interesting skirts I’ve seen for a long time.
With braces attached and a high waist, it has a tuxedo-like appeal.
The wrap cardigan is a luxurious cotton-silk mix. It’s light and perfect for the current inbetween weather.
Cream wrap cardigan, €29.99, Zara; pleated skirt with braces, €13, Penneys; black vest, €12, Marks & Spencer; black tights, €6, Dunnes; black shoes, €79.99, Zara
This is a classic piece of knitwear that could double as a light jacket for autumn if bought a couple of sizes bigger.
Remember: cotton knitwear, if hung when wet, can stretch beyond belief, so for proper maintenance get all the water out and dry it flat.
I liked the pleated skirt; it has a schoolgirl appeal.
Red cardigan, €40, River Island; black pleated skirt, €25, Marks & Spencer; tights €6, Dunnes; black shoes, €79.99, Zara
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