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The Surprising Fashion Fabric You Didn’t Think Would Work in Summer

Proving knitwear shouldn’t be reserved for winter

Forget what you thought you knew about knits being for winter. 

The good old Irish weather can be summery one minute, wintery the next, leaving you totally confused about what to buy and wear now. But thanks to brands like IrelandsEye – working with the latest designs in the finest, natural fibres – knitwear is ideal for both seasons if you know how to work it. 

Summer knitwear is having a real moment. Part raided from your Granddad's wardrobe, part heritage luxe, adding some wool into your wardrobe is a surefire way to lend an air of 'cool girl' to any outfit. 

Cosier than a tee, but lighter than a jacket – as well as biodegradable and renewable too – we, at Irish Tatler, are calling them our ‘new-gen knits’. And Aisling Duff and her team of designers at IrelandsEye have crafted their New Dawn collection with that playful, contemporary approach in mind. 

Whether 'Alexa Chung at a festival' is your summer sartorial vibe, or you're more 'Amal Cooney in a tonal cable-knit co-ord', we have three Instagram-approved suggestions on how to work some knitwear into your summer wardrobe.

Scroll on to see how we'll be wearing our IrelandsEye pieces right through the summer, and beyond... 

Tie Your Knit Diagonally Over A Dress

Casually knotting your jumper across your chest is perfect for those days when the weather can’t make up its mind.


Honeycomb Stitch Aran Sweater, IrelandsEye

Pair Chunky Knits With Printed Midis 

Wear your chunky sweater with a boldly printed midi skirt, and be sure to push up the sleeves to keep you cool. 


Kilcrea Cable Round Neck Sweater, IrelandsEye

Keep Things Monochrome 

Wrap yourself in a cozy, oversized cardi for cooler evenings, but keep colours tonal to keep the look pulled together. 


Glenross Waterfall Cardigan, IrelandsEye 

IrelandsEye is available from the Kilkenny Shop and House of Ireland

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