Best winter jumpers 2019
The mercury is set to plummet, keep warm in the best knits to buy now
In the beginning even the dark evenings seem novel – an excuse to rush home, light cosy candles and dive into a new series on Netflix, guilt-free.
But for many, one of the biggest joys that autumn brings is the chance to return to familiar fashion favourites: ankle boots, cocooning coats and cosy knits.
And considering quite how much of the British year has a bit of a chill in the air, these are items worth investing in and caring for properly.
If you're looking to add to your knitwear collection there are a couple of things to consider. If you're buying new, look for more sustainably sourced items such as those that use recycled natural yarns or fibres made from recycled plastics.
And if you're buying vintage or second-hand be sure to treat every item for moths before adding it to your wardrobe.
Read on for the new-season knitwear trends to know now.
Clockwise from left: model wears sweater, £45, Marks & Spencer; £515, Rokh; £295, Equipment; £175, Arket
A trusty navy or black sweater might be impossibly chic and versatile, but there's something altogether more enticing about cosying up in the caramel end of the colour spectrum this season. Just as wearable, these lighter hues will look good with bold colours and punchy prints.
Clockwise from left: model wears cardigan, £75, & Other Stories; £255, Margaret Howell; £263, Allude; £139, Brora
A cropped cardigan taps into the 90s grunge revival this season. To nail the look, wear yours with a slip dress layered over a long-sleeved top with chunky ankle boots. Or simply wear with a plain T-shirt and leather trousers, or tucked into high-waisted jeans.
Clockwise from left: model wears cardigan, £450; £670, both Charles Jeffrey Loverboy; £298, Madeleine Thompson; £119, Benetton
Sticking to a sombre colour palette is tempting in the colder months, but it's actually when we most need dopamine-boosting dressing. Tone down bold hues by teaming with black, navy and denim, or go all out and colour clash from head to toe.
Clockwise from left: model wears jumper, £79.95, Massimo Dutti; £156, J.Crew; £89, Whistles; £685, Unravel Project
Animal prints are a big catwalk trend this season, but have they ever really gone away? A patterned sweater is a simple way of making a statement, and keeping a relatively slim silhouette is the most flattering way to wear it.
Clockwise from left: model wears knit £120, Jigsaw; £300, Joie; £370, Ganni; £305, Gauge81
Practical purchases don't have to be boring – the veritable rainbow of cashmere available on the high street is proof of that. Whether punchy or pastel, the right colour worn near the face can brighten your complexion and your day.