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A Stylist's Guide to FW19 Knitwear

A Stylist's Guide to FW19 Knitwear
When a long sleeve tee just won’t cut it only knitwear will do. As we pull on our first sweater for autumn, we are transformed, embodying the season and feeling not quite so melancholy that summer has departed us. Dare I say it, knitwear is like the gateway to feeling festive. But, for now, we’re just talking about knitwear.

 

From extra fine blends of merino wool to comfortingly weighty knits in colourful designs there is a knit for every mood, personality and occasion. There are classic work-appropriate BOSS knits in a myriad of monochrome shades, colour-blocked Paul Smith cable knits and chunky Gucci cardigans for when the temperature threatens to really plummet. There is a chasm of difference between BOSS’ and Gucci’s knitwear iterations which makes navigating the collections a little tricky. Fortunately, our resident stylist Alex is here to deliver head-to-looks to keep us warm and stylish no matter our personal style. 

 

MEN'S CLASSIC KNITWEAR LOOK

For a casual men's autumn look I have gone for something classic, building the outfit from the BOSS knitwear base. The BOSS Leno-B Sweater is made from extra-fine merino wool, making it soft to touch, and the subtle grey colour is very versatile. Layering is a great trick for dressing in autumn, I'd start by wearing the Burberry polo shirt underneath the BOSS knit, adding the Stella McCartney blouson on top. The Gucci chino is the perfect trouser for this look and the green Saint Laurent sneaker matches the green panels on the jacket. Lastly, a Paul Smith leather completes the look.

 

MEN'S CONTEMPORARY KNITWEAR LOOK

I've incorporated a different knitwear shape into this contemporary menswear look; the Gucci Flying Pig knitted long sleeve polo shirt. I’ve added the Ralph Lauren long sleeve as a base layer to go underneath the polo shirt. The colours from the polo shirt work really well with the popular Off-White Odsy-1000 Off-White Platform sneaker. For legwear, I’ve chosen Gucci trousers in a light blue, keeping to the blue-green colour scheme, this trouser is the perfect hybrid between a chino and a track pant and the cuffed bottoms sit perfectly atop the Off-White sneaker. I'd add the Off-White Puffy Crossbody Bag which picks out some of the yellow detailing in the sneakers and a Polo Ralph Lauren baseball hat caps off the outfit (pun intended).

A Stylist's Guide to Knitwear Autumn 

 

WOMEN'S CLASSIC KNITWEAR LOOK
This is a wearable, everyday outfit focused around Joseph's subtle pink speckled knit, underneath which I'd choose the McQ Enjoy t-shirt underneath. I love to pair light pink with grey so I’ve layered the Isabel Marant Étoile Henlo coat on top and the Isabel Marant Étoile Noah trousers on the bottom add some different grey tones and patterns. For footwear, I’ve chosen the GGDB Slide Sneakers as the laces are the perfect shade of pink to match the Joseph knitwear and, lastly, a BaoBao crossbody bag completes the look.

 

WOMEN'S CONTEMPORARY KNITWEAR LOOK

For a more contemporary approach to a knitwear look, I've based this outfit around the statement Off-White sweater which features a chequerboard pattern that Off-White has featured across their FW19 collection. I’ve layered the oversized black Kenzo coat over it, adding a white cropped trouser from MSGM underneath, which make a good alternative to your favourite pair of jeans. In keeping with the monochrome look, I’ve added the Off White 4.0 Sneaker.

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