We’re still in the middle of the winter season, which means that it’s all about layering up and staying cozy. This also makes it the perfect time to show off your colorful knits, whether it’s a stunning, bright-hued scarf or a chunky beanie.
Now that it’s time to show the world your knitting skills, you should make sure that you have the outfit to match. In this article, we’ll outline two outfits that will go with your knits: one for strolling around during the day, and one for gatherings with friends at night.
In the day
Whether you’re running errands or just lounging around, sophisticated day dressing is all about minimum effort and maximum style. If you’re looking to show off your knit scarf, layer it over sleek basics to make it really stand out. Depending on how cold it is where you are, you can either opt for a basic t-shirt or turtleneck as your starting point. Woman Within’s 7-Day Knit Jacket is a great sophisticated choice to throw over, especially as its draped silhouette matches the flow of a great knit scarf. Its soft fabric also matches the comfort of your knits, and the textures play visually well against one another.
You can also opt to wear an oversized knit sweater as your outer layer instead, but don’t forget to top off your look with sleek and chic pants. Vogue’s guide to winter pants suggests corduroy as an interesting fabric; J.Crew’s Frankie pants are just the right amount of oversized and keep things interesting with a wide leg.
Evening wear is when most people prefer to really dress up, especially if they’re going out. Instead of relying on jewelry as your statement piece, you can instead bring out a jewel-toned shawl or a reliable and simple beanie. The basic outerwear-and-pant combo can also be used here, but you might want to elevate your look by opting for a belted trench coat and slim or straight-cut pants. A classic tan trench pairs well with a rich burgundy or emerald scarf, especially when it’s wrapped around to show off the yarn’s natural textures.
A true night outfit should be finished with a solid pair of shoes. Tretorn’s Cold-Weather Chelsea Boots are lined with plush to keep you comfy from head-to-toe, and this pair has the added benefit of looking less bulky than your average winter boot. Donning a simple black pair ensures that your knits remain the focal point of the outfit.
Pairing your knits properly with the right outfit ensures that you’ll be able to showcase your artistry and look good while doing so. The key is to making your knits an important part of your ensemble, mixing and matching hues to create a palette that suits you best.
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