Thursday 26 April 2018

How to wear: Cableknits

Marc Jacobs featured cableknits during his AW10 show. Photo: Getty Images
Marc Jacobs featured cableknits during his AW10 show. Photo: Getty Images
This jumper from Topshop is a winner at only €56
Cardigan from Karen Millen €175

Angela Scanlon

Cable knits rocked the catwalk this AW with Marc Jacobs leading the way and making the humble knit something worth talking about again.

Knitwear is one of the most versatile winter trends but it’s generally not mind-blowing stuff. It’s practical, it’s “fit for purpose”, it does exactly what it says on the tin. While that’s still the case, knitwear has been bumped up on the style radar and is centre stage this season.

Worn fitted under dresses, tucked into pencil skirts, long and slouchy over maxis or short and traditional, one things for sure there’s no shortage of inspiration this season.

How to wear it:

In your 20s…

Grunge glamour or glunge was a look that featured heavily on the AW catwalks. The idea of mixing up something practical and ordinary with something very special is not new but, this season the trend was applied to eveningwear. Think floor-length sequins skirts or dresses with an oversized cable knit or add a classic Aran knit to a feathered mini. Look to Marc Jacobs and Dries van Noten for inspiration.

In your 30s…

For an entirely new take on the knitwear trend try a maxi knit. Warehouse has a gorgeous polo neck version for just €104. Wear with flat boots and a leather jacket to add a twist.

In your 40s +

Try a loose fitting, slouchy cardigan for a change. Karen Millen have a beautiful one for €175 that’s timeless, elegant and will see you through the winter and beyond.. It looks great teamed with tailored trousers and belted at the waist. If you are feeling extra chilly this winter add a polo neck under and you’re good to go.

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