Winter is officially here, so it’s about time to get cosy and lay on those chunky fabrics, while lounging at home with a scalding hot tea. I mean isn’t that the dream? Londoners know it too well, the mornings of drawing back the curtains to see another grey day, but maybe we should be using this scenery to our advantage? Together with French Connection I have created a post dedicated to the warm knits that will be the warm insulation for our bodies for the next 5 months.
KNITS CAN BE SASSY
Just because its a knit, it doesn’t mean that it has to be a body swamping jumper. Knits can move into other genres, evening, dinners, parties, they can do it all too you know.
A knitted dress? A casual one like the short striped one I’m wearing is the perfect all day any occasion piece. Dressed up with heels boots, black opaque tights, you can wear it from the office straight to the bar. Equally its also great with a pair of leather trousers and trainers on the weekend. The perfect ‘never overdressed’ look.
ALWAYS UNDERDRESSED, NEVER OVERDRESSED
Ever wondered how those fashionistas do that ‘always underdressed, never overdressed’ look that I keep going on about? They look outside the box. Have a Christmas party coming up? Engagement party to attend? Going for a sequin number could be fab, but if you want to stand out with those ‘oh you look so cool, I could never pull that off’ comments, be bold, be casual, you can hear those voices too. The Knitted/pleated chiffon dress is the perfect contender for this. It has a slight asymmetrical off the shoulder cut, making it a little sexy. The sleeves are long and tight, making it super flattering on the arms, and the body is elongated by the lines within the knit and chiffon. Worn with an arty pair of gold earrings and a pair of velvet heels, this is the perfect ‘cool girl’ attire.
Other’s that I’ve pulled from the new collection include a easy, everyday beige square cut style, which looks great with a pair of boyfriend jeans on a Sunday or pretty chic with their new corduroy jeans for a quite weeknight dinner.
Knitwear has been a little bit of a love hate relationship for me, I love it, but the fabrics more often that note don’t give back the same feelings. I need a soft, delicate knit, not one that has me running home ripping it off at the seams. I’ve said before that I too often dress for comfort, and with a knit that is realistically what you want. French Connection have always supported me in this field and their new collection doesn’t disappoint. Their knits are velvety and smooth, ones that glide straight onto naked skin and don’t irritate. Thank you FC!