I don’t know about you, but it feels as though we have gone from summer to autumn in the space of a week. Mind you, I live in North East England which, on a map of the UK, seems to have been permanently covered by a rain cloud since they started showing weather updates on the 5 o’clock news. It would seem that the autumn has really set in and we officially have rain, snow, wind and hail to look forward to for the next 5 months. However all is not lost, as with the cold weather comes cosy warm knitwear and I’ve found some gorgeous womens knitwear at Pure Collection.
Although I do not like the wet weather, autumn and winter are actually my favourite seasons for fashion and I am a big believer that style should not be compromised for warmth. Fashionable AND warm knitwear is out there girls! I do not mind paying good money for knitwear as I always look for high quality, long lasting pieces that won’t go out of fashion so that I can wear them year after year. I hate being too hot so I always look for knitwear that is breathable. Layering pieces are high on my radar too as I’d prefer to wear more thin layers for insulation and remove them if I get too warm than wear one thick item. Shopping for knitwear this autumn will be no different... and so my search begins...
1, Cashmere Knitted Cape- available in Butterscotch and Heather Charcoal
This year I’d really like to get a cape as I missed out on the trend last year and it is sent to be even bigger this year. One such as this Cashmere Knitted Cape in Butterscotch would be both fashionable and practical for many a wardrobe and will become a staple for autumn/winter 2011. A cape in this style is a great layering piece. I’d wear it with a lightweight, long sleeved jumper underneath, perhaps with a camisole under that if it was very cold and with a pair of dark skinny jeans or jeggings and some knee high boots. Since capes are quite a large with a relaxed fit, it is important to slim down the rest of your body under the cape, so as not to make your silhouette appear big and bulky, and skinny jeans are a great way to do this.
2, Draped Cashmere Cardigan- available in Black, Grey Camel and Heather Grey
Another wardrobe staple and layering piece, the draped cardigan, looks fantastic on all shapes and sizes. I love how versatile a cardigan like this is, you can wear it in the winter with a long sleeved jumper or in the milder weather with a cap sleeved t-shirt or camisole and accessorise with a scarf to suit the temperature outside.
3, Cashmere Animal Print Cardigan- available in Butterscotch and Heather Grey
I absolutely adore this animal print cardigan as it adds a chic touch to an otherwise plain winter outfit. If you didn’t embrace patterns during the summer then the winter is the time to add a little print to your wardrobe. A little cardigan like this would be a perfect addition to my work wardrobe as its sophisticated and professional looking enough, whilst still being young, fun and fasionable.
To shop at Pure Collection is such a hassle free experience. I found the design and information provided on their website to be fantastic. For each item you are given clear photos along with the description and features of the item, the stock availability, a detailed size chart and care instructions. What more could you ask for?
What are you looking forward to for the coming season? What are your most loved items to wear when the cold weather sets in? What are your favourite pieces from Pure Collection?