5 Knitwear Trends Every Fashion Editor Is Wearing This Winter

Emily Dawes

The season of wrapping up warm is well and truly upon us. Yes, that might mean grey and rainy weather, shorter days and longer nights, but mostly, it means the return of roast dinners and red wine. It also means we can start seriously thinking about our knitwear collection, and we're absolutely okay with that.

Here at Who What Wear UK, it's our job to constantly scroll through Instagram (it's a hard life) in order to pick out trends you're going to love. Recently, we've been getting inspired by the influx of new-season dressing ideas and especially enjoying the amount of knitwear that's everywhere. And no, we're not just talking basic chunky cream jumpers. Influencers and editors are getting creative with the ways they wear wool this year, and it’s anything but boring.

From cosy co-ords (what did we wear in October before they were a thing?) to jumper dresses (the perfect accompaniment to a knee-high boot) and a surprise late entry into the race (ahem, the sweater vest), there are so many options for layering up this winter. Feeling overwhelmed? Don't run back into the arms of that bobbly beige knit just yet. We've made it all very easy and rounded up the five best knitwear trends you'll see everywhere this winter below. 

Keep scrolling to see how the street style set are wearing their pieces, and then shop the best of the trends right here.

1. Sweaterdresses

The humble sweaterdress is back on the fashion scene, thank goodness. Given that they work so excellently with a pair of knee-high boots, it's the perfect timing for a jumper dress comeback. They're so easy to wear and just so stretchy. A knitted dress will take you from the pub to the park to the office and back again.

Shop the Look

Arket Relaxed Knitted Dress (£79)

Mint Velvet Button Front Midi Jumper Dress in Khaki (£99)

Mango Ribbed Jersey Dress (£40)

2. Sleeveless Knits

It's only been in the last week or two that the term "sweater vest" has been mentioned in the Who What Wear UK offices. Since our Shopping Editor Joy Montgomery divulged that she'd bagged one in the Arket sale, however, we've started seeing them crop up on our Instagram feeds more and more. Whether you take a looser minimalist route like Pernille or choose a tight-fitting argyll print for a vintage look, the sleeveless knit is definitely a style to watch out for this winter.

Shop the Look

Molly Goddard Greta Argyle Knitted Tank (£190)

Zara Tweed Vest With Fringing (£30)

Arket Half-Zip Merino Bib (£69)

3. Cardigans

We never realised how versatile a cardigan could be until this season came around. Until recently, you were more likely to see one at your grandparents' house than at fashion week. Those times have definitely changed. More interesting than a jumper but cosier than a shirt, tuck it into your nearest trousers and you've got yourself an on-trend winter outfit. 

Shop the Look

Alexander Wang Intarsia Wool-Blend Cardigan (£715)

& Other Stories Oversized Alpaca Blend Cardigan (£120)

Topshop Mustard Knitted Super Soft Ribbed Cardigan (£29)

Ganni Ribbed-Knit Cardigan (£220)

4. Co-ords

We're not sure we could love the idea of a knitted co-ord anymore. It really begs the question, why haven't we thought to wear these before now? Cosy? Check. Easy to wear? Check. Makes you look chic? Check. Whether you opt for a skirt-and–ankle boot combo or a trousers-and-trainers option, we think this duo is going to be your new best friend.

Shop the Look

ASOS Super Soft Alpaca Wool Roll Neck (£55)

ASOS Wool Blend Fit and Flare Midi Skirt (£55)

Marks and Spencer Wool Rich Turtle Neck Jumper With Cashmere (£69)

Marks and Spencer Knitted Fit and Flare Skirt (£35)

Arket Rib-Knitted Alpaca Blend Jumper (£79)

Arket Cashmere Knitted Trousers (£125)

5. Bright Jumpers

Neon colours have been filtering through for a few seasons now. To begin with, we weren't sure this was a trend that would last—especially with it being quite hard to pull off—but after seeing Valentino's S/S 20 yellow show space last month, we started to take brights a lot more seriously. The easiest way to wear them? Knits, obviously, and Monikh shows us that paired with jeans and chunky boots, bold colours don't have to be scary at all.

Shop the Look

Andersson Bell Alto Neon Cable-Knit Wool-Blend Sweater (£410)

Baum Und Pferdgarten Campbell Wool-Blend Sweater (£169)

& Other Stories Ribbed Mock Neck Wool Blend Sweater (£75)

Jardin des Orangers Wool and Cashmere Sweater (£187)

Next: Read about all of the autumn/winter trends you need to know about.

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