So that's why, this season, knitwear isn't just reserved for cosy cashmere and oversized jumpers. The trend has expanded and stores are designing, well, everything in cosy knitted fabric. From skirts that will keep you warm without the need for tights to long knitted scarves that can be wrapped around over and over and even dresses, you can't go shopping this season without spotting a gorgeous knitted buy you've just got to have.
But don't feel guilty about stocking up on this trend - the warmer the buy, the better - you'll need less layers! Invest in a few staple knitwear items that you will wear again and again and that you can team with other items in your wardrobe, and your outfits will be fashionable - not to mention very warm! Try to choose a variation in shape - pullover jumpers are great but knitted cardigans and woolly cover-ups can be worn over t-shirts and tops to add variation to your winter wardrobe.
The great thing about investing in winter knitwear is that much of it will see you through two or three winters so you won't have to invest the following year (unless you spot something you love, of course!). Good quality wool and cotton will last and it's worth reading in the label what the knitwear is made from. Buy quality pieces that will last and you certainly won't regret it!
Want to embrace the trend for matching co-ordinates? Try this skirt, £28, Marks and Spencer and jumper, £110, Tommy Hilfiger. Not strictly matching, but the colour blocking makes them the perfect pairing!
Ready to start shopping? Click through to see our top cosy buys this season...