This Simple Detail Makes Basic Knitwear Feel Luxurious

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We're all familiar with the feeling of wanting things we don't have. I get it all the time with my hair—when it's long, I want nothing more than to chop it all off. Then, once the novelty of having it short wears thin, I find myself woefully screen-shotting snaps of Sienna Miller and Margot Robbie with their long tresses. And right now, my wardrobe is coming under the same scrutiny.

A few months ago, I couldn't wait to dig out my airy dresses and sandals, and to breeze around in linen. I was so fed up with wearing jumpers and leggings and boots that I ignored the early chill of May, jumping headfirst into my summertime wares. Now, however, we're experiencing the first signs of autumn, and my mentality has changed. I'm craving curling up in toasty clothing practising my layering techniques, and, yes, spending more and more time in my loungewear again. But not just any loungewear; I have my sights set on a specific kind.

Knitted loungewear is superior loungewear; it's as simple as that. Unlike cotton or jersey iterations, knitted loungewear feels more polished but no less toasty, and is something I'd happily wear outside of the house as well as in. I'd even go as far as saying these luxurious sets double up as chic eveningwear attire, too—just add heels or polished footwear, swap out the top half for a camisole or shirt, or switch the bottoms for a slip skirt or leather strides. The styling options are endless.

However, what I love most about knitted loungewear is how it makes me feel whilst working from home. Unlike my joggers, popping on a knitted loungewear co-ord makes me feel like I've actually taken the effort to get dressed while reaping the same comfortable benefits as my slouchier pieces. Assuming you're in the same state of mind as I am, I've shared my edit of the chicest knitted loungewear with you below.

From Mango's trending navy two-piece to The Frankie Shop's cable delight, here are the best knitted loungewear sets out there.


Mango Ribbed Knit Cardigan (£36)

Mango Ribbed Knit Trousers (£36)

Skims Cozy Knit Top (£56)

Skims Cosy Knit Shorts (£63)

Remain Birger Christensen Kulia Ribbed-Knitted Cardigan (£135)

Remain Birger Christensen Soleima Ribbed-Knitted Trousers (£115)

Allude Polo-Collar Wool-Blend Cardigan (£220)

Allude Pintucked Wool-Blend Track Pants (£265)

H&M Tie-Detail Sweater Vest (£13)

H&M Knitted Trousers (£13)

Karen Millen Curve Cashmere Blend Twist Back Jumper (£36)

Karen Millen Curve Cashmere Blend Jogger (£35)

Sunday Luxe The Kira in Midnight Black (£185)

Sunday Luxe The Marielo in Midnight Black (£160)

The Elder Statesman Balloon-Sleeve Cashmere Cardigan (£865)

The Elder Statesman Continuum Skater Cashmere Wide-Leg Trousers (£1185)

Zara Jacquard Knit Shirt (£30)

Zara Jacquard Knit Culottes (£30)

Arket Scoop Neck Alpaca Blend Top (£45)

Arket Knitted Alpaca Blend Trousers (£69)

The Frankie Shop Jules Wool-Blend Cable-Knit Sleeveless Sweater (£110)

The Frankie Shop Jules Wool-Blend Cable-Knit Trousers (£115)

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