After yesterday’s post about looking cool wearing winter knits, I thought I should share with you a few of my wardrobe wonders!
In all honesty, this probably about 90% of them. I just ran out of room! And not one of my winter scarves is in this photo. You would have seen them in some of my fashions from my wardrobe / My Way articles and I’m sure there will be more opportunity to see the pieces left out of these photos.
So you probably have guessed that I really do love knits!
All colours and all kinds. I seem to be pretty indiscriminate about my knits. Well, not true…they need to work with my existing wardrobe or bring a pop of colour to the often toned down colours of winter.
You will notice I have a stack and a half of cardigans. The stack on the right are all light-weight and perfect for wearing underneath other heavier pieces in the winter or over top on autumn and spring days that have a bit of chill. The cream coloured numbers in the middle are either boyfriend cardigans or dressier knitted tops by Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger (love to pick these up at the outlet shops when I am in the USA). And the big black cardigan is one of my favourites. Bought in Ireland and perhaps one of the warmest of my collection. In this photo you can also see my collection of knitted pullovers. The brown one and the brown and taupe were hand-knitted. One purchased in Tasmania on the first holiday away The Fashion Mister and I took together (by him for me…how sweet huh?) and the other purchased in Daylesford. The green one has big snowflakes on it. I brought it over from the US 10 years ago and even though I rarely wear it I just can’t get rid of it. The cream coloured one is the Ralph Lauren one seen in many of my winter looks and last is the red cable knit purchased in the US from Cold Water Creek for $25.
The next picture highlights a few of my sweaters that have wither metallic thread or sequins. Because even in the winter a girl loves a little sparkle.
Behind the sparkle are a stack of knitted dresses that I typically wear with leggings or tights and often with a shirt underneath. In the winter I wear boots with them and in the Spring I will wear them with leggings and wedges. That’s another thing I like about most of my winter knits, if I pair them up with the right items they can also be used effectively in Spring and Autumn which means I get my monies worth out of them!
Later in the month I have invited some friends around to do a mid-winter clothing swap. The thought was that if any of us want to breathe some new life into our wardrobes without spending any money we can swap some items on low rotation in our wardrobes for something new/used from someone else.
I think I am going to swap the robin’s egg blue Ralph Lauren wrap that is right up the back of the last picture. I have only worn it once since I bought it and I think one of my friends may get more wear from it.
I also have a red wool jacket that is not in these photos that probably needs to find a new home were it will be loved and worn.
Not sure about the third item I will bring to the swap but I have a couple of weeks to sort that out.
I’ll be sure to let you all know which of my winter knit wardrobe wonders I swap and introduce you to the new pieces I acquire.
What is your favourite winter knit? And how do you like to wear it?
- Finesse your winter wardrobe (johnlewis.com)
- Look look! Beautiful Beaded Crochet and Knitting Stitch-markers (pinsandpatience.com)
- Textile Samples: Knit and Leather (katherinemavridis.com)
- The ultimate radiant sweater project (susannahsays.com)