With a temperamental start to Australia’s cooler weather in the southern states, my Top 5 Knits for Autumn 2016 consist of mostly lightweight knits that feel comfortable, look stylish and wont overheat you.
However I can neither confirm nor deny that I may have also bought a couple of the knits that was purely in the interest of research (TP, I hope you’re not reading this post.)
Alpha 60’s Autumn drop has excelled this season, particularly their knits. I love this sleeveless knit as it’s a great transitional piece where the mornings are icy cold and the afternoons can be quite warm. I am fussy with high necks but the soft nature of the fabric means I can wear it folded over once or twice, or as a relaxed cowl neck. The 2 rounded flaps at the front and back that add a modern element and looks flattering.
A box-shaped silhouette that looks like a thick knit but won’t overheat you. It’s a classic cut and as I’ve worn a similar knit over the last few years to within an inch of its last fibre. I like pairing this look with a short black crepe knit skirt and black leggings when I’m in a hurry and need to look effortlessly stylish.
This sleeveless knit is one of my favourite pieces from Ginger & Smart’s AW 16 collection. The racing green and black both look sophisticated and youthful. Furthermore, the high low hem covers all the right areas and drapes nicely against the female body. I would wear this with leather leggings or other textured leggings. I love it paired with a skirt but it probably wouldn’t suit my frame and shorter legs.
Another stand out piece from Ginger & Smart with interesting detail that makes this knit current and timeless concurrently.
I save my cashmere knits for frigid days and this trapeze sweater in stone and khaki make for a great cold weather staple. If you want to avoid black these knits look great against brown, navy and plum hued bottoms.