3 shop drop: cosy knits

There’s one singular thing that could potentially surpass the feeling of sand between my toes and slurping rosé in the sun and that, would you believe, is snuggling into a good old granny knit. I know, pass the digestives! But, as the nights close in and the pink wine is replaced with a hearty red, there’s something so reassuringly comforting about wrapping yourself up in a soft cardi or chunky sweater.

Plus with designers now rebranding the frumpy image, it’s all about the ‘fashion knit’. Christopher Kane is lauded for bringing back the cardigan – thank you kindly, I say – just wear with skirts or over lace dresses and you’ve nailed the hottest catwalk look around. But let’s be real, knitwear isn’t or doesn’t have to be styled to runway perfection. Finding that one piece that will go with everything from your sparkly frock to favourite jeans is pure joy. And ultimately, will last you a lifetime. So you know, a little investment buying is definitely allowed. Check out the 3 stores I’ve been ogling for my winter wardrobe update:

1. & Other Stories

I’ve bought gorgeous knits from their previous collections which I still wear A LOT. And let’s face it, I’m easily seduced by this store.

Stripe jacquard sweater, £69 – BUY!

High neck sweater, £49 – BUY!

Long mohair-blendcardigan, £89 – BUY!

2. hush

Their loungewear is beautiful, but the knitwear collection is beyond heavenly. I’m talking seriously soft cashmere and proper snuggly fits. But be warned, it sells out FAST.

Wool/cashmere crewneck jumper, £190 – BUY!

Lightning bolt jumper, £85 – BUY!

Two tone jumper, £69 – BUY!

3. & daughter

This Celtic premium knitwear label is all about pure, unadulterated knits – each sweater is individually made and then hand-linked together. Launched by a father and daughter team determined to supply their customer with the perfect vintage-inspired Aran knit, they’ve succeeded with this admittedly pricey, yet absolutely divine, wear-forever collection of old-school pieces made from the finest natural yarns. I’m in love.

Insist Aran cardigan, £335 – BUY!

Roshin roll neck, £295 – BUY!

Bansha Fairisle knit, £265 – BUY!

Ashling McCloy


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