I Think These 7 Classic Knits Belong in Every Winter Wardrobe

Often, when we're getting dressed, we find ourselves lacking in the basic items that a wardrobe work so much harder. After all, it's usually the simplest things that make more directional garments look premium—be it a blazer, well-cut jeans or the perfect boot. And this certainly applies to knitwear.

While there's undoubtedly many natty knitwear trends on offer this winter season, which we've already give our consideration to, there's nothing quite so rewarding as cultivating a classic knitwear collection. We're talking about the jumpers and cardigans that will never date, and that you can feel happy about investing in, confident in the knowledge you're giving them a forever home. 

So, which knitwear falls under the timeless category? Keep scrolling to discover the best classic knitwear that'll unlock endless outfit potential. 

1. Cream Cardigan

Best classic knitwear: Jeanne in cream cardigan



Style Notes: Granny-chic has never looked so erm, chic on Rouje creator, Jeanne Damas. Take note and team with frayed denim or layer over a floral midi. 

A classic cable knit goes a long way. 

All the details of designer with a high-street price tag. Sold. 

2. Grey Crew-Neck

Style Notes: Make like Lindsey and style your classic grey crew neck with another knit shoulder-robed over the top. You can never be too prepared! 

Statement sleeves are still going strong. 

A cashmere jumper under £100 is almost unheard of. 

This will look so good with leather trousers. 


Style Notes: Thick, ribbed knits are known as Fishermans jumpers, as they were just about the toastiest thing you could wear when exposed to the elements. Today, they look their best bought oversized and styled with statement boots, much like Lorna has done. 

Size up and wear with a short skirt underneath to create a dress look. 

Match this knit to your favourite blue jeans. 

This knit will look so stylish with a floral skirt and white boots. 


Best classic knitwear: Erica wears a striped knit



Style Notes: We all know Breton stripes are a perennial style classic, but they needn't be relegated to jersey tops. Striped knitwear is just as timeless and more sensible at this time of the year. 

The taupe stripes offer a chic alternative to classic black and white. 

Try pairing this with a ditsy floral print. 

5. Camel Roll-Neck

Best classic knitwear: Tine wearing tan roll neck jumper



Style Notes: Keep cool and cosy with a caramel toasty high-neck jumper. Do the '00s knee-high boots over jeans just like Tine for a throwback look that works. 

Once you invest in a good quality cashmere knit you'll never go back. 


Style Notes: There's no point in being more specific, as a black knit in any silhouette will serve you well. 

Square necklines are fast-becoming a top winter trend. 

This was made for chilly country walks. 

You'll be hard-pressed to find a softer knit. 


Best classic knitwear: Eni wears a cable knit jumper



Style Notes: Steeped in heritage it may be, but cable knitwear is still adored by those in the know. We think it looks its best worn with high-waisted jeans or layered over formal dresses to give them a downtime spin. 

The step-hem makes the front of this jumper ideal for tucking into jeans or skirts. 

This knit is on the right side of "festive."

A cool take on the classic cable motif. 

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has been updated. 

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