THE RELEVANCE OF KNITS

I planned this post for mid November but somehow got distracted by a shiny new thing somewhere along our editorial calendar. The more I put it off,  the less revenant I thought it would be, what with the new season collections already in the shops. But then a cold spell in London made jumpers relevant again.

 

Sometime in early October I went shopping, looking for a perfect fall knit. I knew what I had in mind- Elin Kling sort of jumper, oversized and slouchy in all the right places, luxurious in soft cashmere. Colour? Preferably rich vanilla or perhaps the hue of clotted cream. Do you know which one I mean? Yeah, that one, from The Row.

lj5-1-45Mind you, it was not exactly within my price bracket so I set off to find something more realistic. I called at Zara of course and wasn’t disappointed. I didn’t find what I was looking for and maybe that’s not so bad, given that clotted cream and coffee (which I intake in liters every day, preferably on the go) are only match made in heaven tastebuds wise. But I spotted grey chunky turtleneck, which I suspect was heavily inspired by Acne knits. Still, I loved it so much that I bought it on the spot.

 

In November it turned out to be less practical then I thought as it’s too big for any of my coats. So unless I’m going local and can just throw my coat over my shoulders, it’s not going to work. On the photo I paired it with my Isabel Marant for H&M leather pants and Jimmy Choo black heels. It looked equally good paired with my white skinny Topshop pants and python effect ankle boots.

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My other favorite jumper is actually hand made by my mother. I love how warm and soft it is, courtesy of good quality yarn. In September I raided The French’s closet to borrow his hand made sweater only to be told off by my mother. She thinks he has little clothes as it is and then I steal half of them. So that charcoal knit you see on the photos was a gift from her and goes a dream with faux tight leather pants from Zara (not featured here) and my black suede ankle boots (sales!).

 

As always I take my cue from Isabel Marant and this time is no exception. Big chunky jumper, cropped leather pants and high heels- don’t you just love her aesthetic? So simple, so stylish, so effortless.

I used to be all about cashmere jumper or sweatshirts thinking that knits make me look big and frumpy. Now I wander how could I have ever lived without them?

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      Thursday January 29th, 2015 / 11:54 PM

      Thank you Carmen! She’ll be very happy to hear that! 🙂

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