As we're spending more time indoors and at home this year, many of us are prioritising comfort and ease when getting dressed, and so knitwear in 2020 expands far beyond simple jumpers with everything from trousers to dresses to bras having a wooly makeover. I'm certainly tempted by a lot of these elevated knitwear options, but I spend most of autumn and winter in a uniform wearing a jumper or cardigan with jeans and a blazer, and this year will be no exception.
I always like to treat myself to a new knit every autumn, and so I've scrolled through dozens of new-in sections to find the jumpers and cardis that I think are worth buying. On the high street, Arket, Marks and Spencer and & Other Stories are my all-time favourite brands for jumpers. However, if you have a little more to spend, I'd recommend Andersson Bell's colourful knits, Jacquemus's zip-up jumpers and Shrimps' beautiful embellished cardis. Keep scrolling to see the best knitwear 2020 has to offer.
& Other Stories Open Back Cable Knit Sweater (£85)
Arket Alpaca V-Neck Sweater (£79)
I own a cardigan in this colour and wear it all the time.
Isabel Marant Étoile Koyle Ecru Cotton-Blend Jumper (£240)
Isabel Marant is the jumper queen.
Kenzo Women's Fisherman Jumper (£325)
Ribbed fabric is here to stay.
H&M Alpaca-Blend Jumper (£40)
A winner from H&M.
Alexander McQueen Embellished Ribbed Wool-Blend Cardigan (£2140)
You can't go wrong with a ribbed cardigan.
& Other Stories Cropped Button Up Knit Sweater (£85)
Cute as can be.
Brock Collection Belted Cable-Knit Cashmere Cardigan (£1200)
Browns are also trending this autumn.
Holzweiler Hiet Open-Knit Cotton-Blend Sweater (£170)
I have seen this up close, and the sleeves hang beautifully.
Wales Bonner Johnson Wool V-Neck Cardigan (£595)
I'd live in this all winter.
Loulou Studio Sperone Wool-Blend Sweater (£180)
Loulou Studio is one of my new favourite knitwear names.
Andersson Bell Striped Knitted Sweater (£270)
A twist on a rainbow-striped jumper.
Ganni Merino Wool Cardigan (£275)
Ganni always does the best cardigans.
Lvir Draped Wool Turtleneck Sweater (£310)
A jumper and scarf in one!
La Ligne Mini Marin Striped Wool and Cashmere-Blend Sweater (£275)
I love this colour combo.
Loulou Studio Spando Tie-Detailed Mélange Cashmere Sweater (£450)
I love this neckline.
Joseph Logo Knit Kaftan (£645)
Not technically jumper, but this is so good I had to sneak it into this edit.
Isabel Marant Bolton Wool and Cashmere-Blend Sweater (£775)
These sleeves are amazing.
Comme Des Garçons Girl Fair Isle-Jacquard Wool Cardigan (£425)
Perfect for ski trips or cosy nights at home.
Arket Square-Neck Jumper (£69)
Square necklines are set to be popular this autumn.
M&S Collection Ribbed Crew Neck Button Front Cardigan (£23)
M&S always does the best knitwear.
Allude Ribbed-Knit Cashmere Sweater (£340)
I love a ribbed knit polo.
Jacquemus Risoul Half-Zip Ribbed Wool Sweater (£510)
This Jacquemus knit is going to be a cult item this winter.
Burberry Eyre Icon-Striped Cashmere Sweater (£610)
A subtle flash of Burberry check.
Simone Rocha Pearl-Embellished Oversized Cable-Knit Sweater (£775)
Perhaps the most beautiful jumper I've ever seen.
& Other Stories Wool Blend Tortoise Button Cardigan (£76)
I have a feeling this will be very popular this autumn.
& Other Stories Wide Collar Wool Knit Sweater (£65)
I love the white lace trim on this collar.
Autograph Pure Cashmere Blouson Sleeve Jumper (£89)
M&S does the best cashmere jumpers.
Usisi Sister Sailor Two-Tone Cotton-Blend Top (£295)
A new name to know.
& Other Stories Cropped Sweetheart Neck Sweater (£65)
This lavender shade is popular this year.
Next up, see our guide to the key trends for autumn and winter 2020.
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