Knitwear is a wardrobe staple that is essential during every season. In spring and summer, you need those delicate lightweight throw-overs in pale pastels to keep the chill off in the evening and as autumn and winter arrive, knitwear is an every-day must as you fend off the worst of the English weather. Having different shapes, textures and colours of knitwear will brighten up a dull outfit and give your wardrobe variation, despite needing to wear knitwear on a daily basis.
We’ve pulled together 30 winter knits under £50 so that you can do just that. 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, on trend, 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. Also decide before you start shopping for knitwear, will you be wearing it with jeans or over a dress? Perhaps you need to get a knitwear garment that will suit both styles.
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 see one 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. You can spruce simple winter knitwear up with shirts and interestingly shaped collars that’ll peek through over your neckline. The ‘Peter Pan’ and crochet collars are very on trend at the minute and can transform one jumper into many different looks. Flick through to see our favourite winter knitwear picks and find one for your winter wardrobe…
Woman&home reader Joycelyn Phillips,48, rocked this black-and-white cardigan in our September issue. Find a similar one here