Chunky knitwear and Fair Isle by Mantaray.
Transitional times call for transitional clothing. I’m not yet ready for a coat, but it’s far from bikini weather.
What I need to start stocking up on are the key knitwear pieces that will take me from now until next spring and we’ve outlined some of our favourite knitwear trends below so you can be totally in-the-know.
Fair Isle: This iconic knitwear pattern has us all excited. We’ll be snuggling up in our ski-inspired, cosy knits come the colder winter months. It’s also a great look for scarves, hats and gloves too.
Cable knits: The chunkier the better, the cable knit trend spans all departments from men, women, kids and even homeware. Look out for throws and cushions in this style.
The coatigan: The ultimate in transitional dressing, throw on a cosy coat/cardigan for keeping warm during the autumn months.
The snood: These have popped up in previous seasons but they are back. A scarf that stays cosy and snug round your neck and won’t get blown away? Yes please!
Shawl collars: This trend is key for menswear in particular, look for wide collars that overlap at the bottom on chunky knits.
The knitted dress: The knitted dress goes maxi this season so look out for those coming soon to stores and debenhams.com
Camel colours: Mixing sandy coloured knits with camel coloured, skirts, trousers and coats is a key look for the season. We suggest you go tonal with your palette and vary the shades from light to dark or set off with black or white.
Ponchos: A catwalk favourite, ponchos are a bit more grown up than in previous seasons. Belt your poncho at the waist for the most fashionable way to wear.