The One Item You Need For A Well-Rounded Autumnal Wardrobe

This is knit.

Knitwear for fall isn't groundbreaking, but good knitwear is a cornerstone of autumn dressing.

Autumn is upon us, which means – despite shorter days, darker nights and waking up in the morning becoming increasingly difficult – getting dressed everyday has never been easier.

From cropped colourful cardigans to chunky oversized cable knit jumpers, knitwear has become a true outerwear staple. It can be worn either during the day or in the evening as the middle ground between freezing by wearing nothing at all and overheating in something too thick.

Like a big cuddle or taking your duvet to work, the right cardigan or jumper can see you through the office party hangover, the inevitable seasonal cold, and from September Sunday strolls right through to spring.

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Not only is a great jumper or cardigan the key piece to many outfits - think crew-neck knits worn with silky slip skirts and boots, or roll-necks layered under floral sundresses - a knit is a weekend wardrobe saviour when worn with off-duty denim. Rather than showcasing every single covetable sweater on our wish list right now (it's that long), we've split our best knits into five easy-to-shop trends.

Keep scrolling to see (and shop) the best classic knitwear this season has to offer. 

White on time

Granny-chic has never looked so em, chic. Take note and keep your ensemble all white by pairing with white denim jeans and pearl bag.

Chantelle Cardi, €30, Zalando 

Who crew

When it's not quite cold enough for a chunky knit but there's definitely still a need for a knit, try something lightweight, slim-fitting and ribbed. Crew-neck shapes that sit just below the waist are perfect for tucking into jeans and high-waisted trousers. Or why not swap your logo tee and style your ribbed knit under a blazer or dress?

Camel Ribbed Crew Neck Jumper, €19.99, New Look

 POWER PUFF GIRL

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Into everything with stretch

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If you didn't buy into this trend last season, now's your chance. A jumper (crew neck, oversized, cropped or roll-neck) with balloon sleeves or a slight amount of volume on the arm is a surprisingly good off-duty wardrobe essential because it still makes an impact but is essentially sloppy and easy to throw on.

Shimmer Tank Top With Puff Sleeves, €29.95, Zara

neutral attraction

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reklame, Sunday stroll  @zalando #zalandostyle

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We saw the au naturel trend reign supreme for summer, and - news flash! - it's got legs for winter days too. Leaning into the trend is a triple threat of whites, creams and camel tones with a hint of beige making Kinder Bueno dressing a real Autumnal vibe.

Oversized Mock-Neck Sweater, €89, & Other Stories

just roll with it

While a V-neck knit is always a handy option for layering, we're ready to embrace the full-on high neck. Choose between something neutral and classic for work, or try a directional shape (hello, Balenciaga) or a punchy bright. Just add bold earrings, a printed skirt or white jeans and slouchy boots to finish.

Turtle Neck Sweater, €35.99, Mango

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