Top 10: Best Cosy Winter KnitsBy Angelica Malin
There’s nothing better than snuggling up in winter with a comfy jumper and a hot chocolate. Whether you’re a turtle neck, a polo neck or a v-neck kind of gal, we’ve got something for everyone with our pick of the best warm winter jumpers on the market this winter:
What: For classic, easy clothing that will serve you well over winter, head to UNIQLO for their timeless cashmere jumpers and great down jackets.
Why: This fine sweater blends the delicate, smooth feel of Merino wool with the lovely, elegant texture of cashmere. It’s classic and timeless – the wide boat neck design frames the neck and face beautifully, and the wide ribbed hem creates a fitted, compact look. It’s 24% cashmere and the rest wool, so it’s super warm and soft to the touch. It also comes in red and cream – you’ll have to dry clean it to keep it looking perfect.
What: Jigsaw is perfect for easy work-smart clothing – their distinct line of simply cut jumpers and cute beanies are perfect winter wear. The clothes are classy yet affordable – and a few pieces will keep you going all season long.
Why: This is a real winter warmer – a cosy sweater with structured polo neck, which is carefully crafted in a stretch cotton blend. The jumper is still rather sexy – a square fit through the body gives a stylish silhouette, whilst the relaxed long sleeves, rib features and side slit detail are uniquely feminine. This piece looks great when partnered with pencil skirts or cigarette trousers – give it a go.
What: Zadig & Voltaire is unbelievably cool. The brand is all about grungy, rock chick vibes, with a touch of sparkle thrown in. We love their cashmere knits and fur-hooded puffer jackets – perfect for sassing up the winter months.
Why: Ok, it’s a lot of money for a jumper, but this jumper is just so beautiful and timeless. The 100% cashmere turtle neck is perfect for the colder winter days – perfectly with a pair of simple black jeans and a cute beanie. Complete the look with their Joe glitter boots – we’ve had our eyes on these all season long.
What: An iconic brand of the minimalist 1990s, Helmut Lang describes its approach to fashion in four definitive words – construction, utilitarian, tailoring and design. Expect sharp lines, great fabrics and an eye for detail which sets this designer apart.
Why: This scoop neck jumper is perfect for pairing with high-waisted jeans, which means you don’t have to change up your everyday style too much to get wintery. The raglan sleeves are a lovely touch, tapered at the wrist to keep you warm, and the hem falls perfectly to the top of your waistband, to give a defined, elegant look – perfect for work and day-to-night dressing. The blend of wool and cashmere will you toasty warm, too.
What: Whistles is all about beautiful, elegant clothing, which is easy-to-wear and simple to play around with. Their winter collection of turtle necks is fantastic – from cashmere knits to this lovely ribbed turtle neck. Led by inspiring CEO Jane Shepherdson, Whistles encapsulates an intelligent sense of design with timeless and luxurious pieces.
Why: Turtle necks are a wardrobe staple. This season they come in slim-fitting shapes in ribbed, textured jersey, which is great for pairing with pencil skirts to keep the tapered line. Take a break from black and opt for this dark grey version, a great transitional layering piece to take you into winter.
What: Since its foundation by David Reiss in 1971, Reiss has established a design philosophy centred on creating directional, design-led menswear, womenswear and accessories. With an uncompromising commitment to delivering innovative and original products it fuses exceptional design, quality and value.
Why: The black Albeta roll-neck jumper is a wardrobe classic with a feminine twist. It’s spun to an effortless relaxed fit and has sheer-lace panelling at the shoulders that reveals a touch of skin in the most elegant way. Add it to your new-season wardrobe for an elegant take on daytime staples.
What: Joseph is a fashion brand and retail chain that was established in London by Moroccan entrepreneur Joseph Ettedgui and his family in 1972. The brand is all about smart, elegant clothing; Joseph was among the first to combine a restaurant and shop in one space. The Sloane Street store has a Joe’s Restaurant on site and the Brompton Cross store has a Joe’s Restaurant across the road.
Why: This cashmere luxe cape in khaki green is the perfect addition to a simple, casual weekend look. The classic roll neck sweater meets traditional poncho silhouette with an understated knit. An ultra soft cover-up with seam vents and large patch pockets – it’s ideal coordinated with relaxed or smart separates.
What: Everyone loves a bit of Topshop – from great jeans to inexpensive fashion-focused pieces, it’s the ultimate destination for easy fashion and ‘useful’ jumpers, coats and more.
Why: Cosy up in this super-soft knit sweatshirt. It comes in an their ultimate snuggly textured finish – perfect for cold days, and is finished with ribbed trims. Although it’s 100% polyester, for £36 you can’t go wrong – it’s great paired with ripped black jeans and a cute beanie.
What: H&M is most people’s first stop for wearable, easy clothing – they’ve always got a great range of knitted jumpers, cotton tees and cute pinafore dresses. It’s all about fast fashion here – items that are inexpensive, and allow you to play around with different styles.
Why: This short rib-knit polo-neck jumper comes in a soft yarn, with long sleeves, perfect for snuggling up. The jumper is great with jeans, and get it in a large size to complete the ‘boyfriend’ look.
What: Founded in 1972 by Stephen Marks, French Connection set out to create well-designed fashionable clothing that appealed to a broad market. French Connection now offers a fashion-forward clothing range with a quirky spin on design, priding itself on quality and affordable prices.
Why: A jumper dress like this Otis Chunky Knit number is the perfect pick for wearing during the transitional period. Made from breezy cotton, it’s light enough to wear now but easy to layer over a woolly roll neck top later in winter. Jumper perfection.