10 Knitwear Styles for 2018
24th October 2018
Put away those tees and start planning your winter wardrobe. It’s time to layer up with some on-trend knitwear.
Stocking up on jumpers and cardis is key to making it through the colder months, with your style intact. Don’t let the weather stop your fun be inspired by our roundup of our fave knitwear trends.
Knitwear trends and how to style them:
Unsure what knitwear styles are for you? No biggie, keep reading to find out more about the cutest knitwear trends and how you can style them with your favourite pieces.
Knitwear styles available:
- Graphic crew neck
- Cold shoulder knit
- Cable knit
- Ribbed cardigan
- Cape sweater
- Striped jumper
- Raglan sweater
- Western inspired tassel cardigan
- V-neck jumper
- Ribbed poncho
1. The graphic crew neck
If you lived in graphic tees during summer, you’ll love a logo branded crew neck. They give the same casual vibe as a graphic t-shirt but are sure to keep you snug all year round. Crew necks have a comfortable and flattering fit as the neck lines aren’t too high or restricting. Burgundy is key to following knitwear trends and is top of the list year after year, making this jumper a must-have this season.
For the perfect everyday outfit, chuck on this knit with your fave pair of trainers and jeans. Whether you’re after a quick get-up to chill in or you’re rushing off to class, you need a crew neck in your closet.
2. The cold shoulder knit
Looking for something a little bit different? A cold shoulder knit can easily be dressed up or down, making it an essential for every wardrobe. This traditional cable knit design features shoulder cut outs that add some instant glam to any look.
If you’re after a warm and cosy business look, try this with a pair of skinny chinos. Put the look together with a blazer and heeled ankle boots – did someone say girl boss?
Try it with a leather jacket, heels and black jeans for the perfect winter look when going for cocktails with your besties. For an on point everyday look, pair it up with mom jeans and ultra comfy slip on trainers. If you’re after a knit for all occasions, a cold shoulder jumper is one to nab.
3. The classic cable knit
Winter wouldn’t be the same without a classic cable knit. This type of jumper is always top of the list when it comes to knitwear trends because it’s super simple to style throughout the autumn and winter months.
Meeting up with a Tinder match for a first date? Get cosy with this knit, a faux fur lined leather jacket and a black denim skirt for a beaut smart-casual look that’s sure to make them glad they swiped right. Don’t forget some tights for some extra protection against the cold and slip on your trusty pair of ankle boots.
For a more low-key look that’s still fashionable, try wearing this knit under some dungarees and a super warm parka.
4. The ribbed cardi
Cardigans have become a key piece in the fashion world. Don’t think of frumpy or unflattering fits; cardis are relaxed but far from old-school and are huge knitwear trends at the mo. This longline cardigan is great for layering, which is always important as the cold starts to creep in.
The great thing about these gorge pieces are the fact that they fit into literally any wardrobe. Looking for a casual outfit to do some payday shopping in? Grab those skinny jeans, a slouchy plain tee and a ribbed cardi for a super casual but cute look. Heading out for brunch with your gal pals? Try some tights with a leather skirt and a fitted long sleeve tee under your cardi.
Cardigans add extra style – and warmth – to any outfit, making them suitable for all occasions. Looking for more inspiration? Check out our full blog on what to wear with a cardigan here.
5. The cape sweater
Have you ever seen a jumper so cosy? We doubt it. Cape sweaters have the ultimate comfort factor with their oversized batwing sleeves but still look fab and flattering for your figure. The roll neck and cable knit texture are both big knitwear trends for 2018, so combining them gives you the ultimate in knitwear style.
Pair with some heeled ankle boots and super skinny jeans, or swap the jeans for a denim skirt and tights for a girly winter look. This jumper looks good styled with boots or trainers, so there’s no wonder it’s one of our top knitwear styles.
6. The striped textured jumper
Let’s face it, we all love a striped tee and are secretly gutted we can’t wear them without freezing. Instead, swap out the tees for lightweight striped knits to recreate those on point summer outfits. Stripes are always a fashion fave, so it’s no wonder they’ve been incorporated into this season’s knitwear trends.
For an easy everyday look, let the stripes do the talking by wearing them with some plain jeans and your trusty trainers. If you’re more of a skirt kinda girl, tuck the stripes into a denim skirt and try out a sporty puffer jacket. Of course, don’t forget the tights.
7. The easy going raglan sweater
All girls need a go-to top that they can pull on and go – no matter the occasion – and a raglan sweater is the perfect knitwear style for just that. These super soft knits are incredibly easy to style with a pair of boyfriend jeans and ankle boots. Pull on a parka jacket for extra warmth and you’ll have your go-to outfit sorted.
Need something more formal? Tuck this light knit into a black skater skirt or some slim fit chinos and you’ll be good to go.
8. The Western tassel cardi
Everyone knows that winter fashion is all about layering, making thick cardigans a must-have. Make a statement with a Western tassel cardigan, which adds eye-catching detail to any outfit.
Feeling the effects of an evening out or chilling out with a gal pal? Chuck this on over a long tee and leggings for a cosy ‘n cute outfit. The great thing about this cardi is that the print looks amazing over plain clothes; consider trying it over a long sleeve bardot top and skinnies for an ultra stylish outfit that’s totally effortless.
9. The v-neck
It’s no shocker that v-necks are a 2018 knitwear trend when you remember just how flattering they are. They don’t have a restrictive neckline and show off some skin while still being suitable for days at the office or uni. An oversized v-neck jumper can create a plunge style look for nights out when paired with leather look trousers.
Create a rebellious vibe with some biker boots and a leather jacket – combined with some ripped skinnies. If you prefer a girly preppy feel, tuck this cosy knit into a skater skirt and pull on a denim jacket to keep you cosy.
10. The ribbed poncho
Is there anything more comfortable than leggings and an oversized jumper? We don’t think so. Comfort doesn’t mean sacrificing style with this beaut cream poncho. The cute roll neck gives it a high end look, while the length means it’s practically made to be worn with leggings – that’s a win-win in our book.
Leggings and trainers have the comfort factor for a casual everyday look, but this poncho-style jumper can be worn so many ways. Ripped black jeans and your fave ankle boots make a sassy first date outfit, especially when worn with a leather jacket.
Now you’ve got the low down on the latest knitwear trends, it’s time to fill your winter wardrobe with cosy jumpers. Check out our range of knitwear styles, including the gorgeous cardigans and cosy knits included in this guide.