Knit kit: new ways to style your jumpers and cardigans

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Knit kit: new ways to style your jumpers and cardigans

It's a cold winter's morning and you're rifling through your wardrobe. You spot leather jackets, oversized coats and longline blazers, which are all good and well... until you see your trusty knitwear. How can you resist?

If your jumpers and cardigans are on high rotation this season – and you catch yourself wearing them a little too often – it might be time to give them a makeover. Rather than pairing your knits with jeans day after day, take it to the next level with these fresh, fashion-forward looks. You'll feel more styled, but still just as snuggly.

Statement colour

Who says knitwear has to be boring? Update your favourite sweater to something a little more statement – it will elevate your jeans and go really well with other quirky pieces for a complete look.

Pictured, left to right: Jumper from Max, wide leg pants from Max; nail polish from farmers, Brooke ring from Witchery, Earrings Karen Walker from Walker and Hall, shoes from Mi Piaci, Bag from Glassons.

Keep it light and bright

"Does this come in black?" If you're guilty of saying this when out shopping, chances are your wardrobe is full of dark pieces - including knitwear! Lighten up your look (and give it a fashion twist) by swapping your plain black knit for a fun block colour, then team with light denim, neutral tones or fresh white.

Pictured, left to right: Country Road knit, Jeans from Decjuba, earring by Max, scarf from Max, Bag from Witchery, Shoes from Witchery.

Take it out at night

We all love our knitwear for a comfy daytime outfit, but have you considered taking it for a spin at night? Dress up a simple jumper with leather, faux fur, heels and lipstick, or introduce a statement knit – like this shaggy cardigan – into your wardrobe.

Pictured, left to right: Decjuba Fringe Knit cardigan, jeans Decjuba, belt Glassons, lipstick M.A.C., Michael Hill sleeper earrings, spot cami from Witchery, boots from Witchery, sparkle eye shadow M.A.C.

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