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It’s the season of the trophy sweater! And we are going sweater shopping, here’s what we’re looking for …
Hurray! We’ve made our shopping list for autumn and we know exactly what we will be picking up first. You guessed it! This season’s cool trophy natural sweaters blend comfort, fashion and style and, as mornings turn a little chillier, are becoming our go-to for work days and weekends.
From MaxMara to Miu Miu, the oversize trophy sweater popped up on almost every AW23 catwalk, with lots of lovely inspiration for how to wear – with leggings, jeans, even neat pencil skirts. This is a trend we can get behind!
But how to find a natural sweater that combines just the right amount of “soft slouch” with the right amount of smart, without breaking the bank? Buy the best you can. Merino wool, cashmere, and angora mean your sweater will be snug and soft against the skin. Choose a design that suits you. From cable-knit designs with a sense of heritage to playful Fair Isle patterns that add a twist to the traditional and sweater vests with a modern spin, there are gorgeous styles to choose from. Glossy girls love plain or subtle cable and ribbed knits in understated neutrals – always chic, always flattering. Wear with a black leather skirt or your favourite cargo trousers.
Beige high neck knitted sweater, €34.95; www.na-kd.com.
And the shape? Oversize knits that exude an effortlessly chic and laidback vibe, perfect for pairing with jeans and chunky biker boots. Slimmer-line ribbed sweaters create an elegant silhouette that looks good with tailored trousers or a pencil skirt. We love Scandi e-tailer NA-KD for their edit of chic statement sweaters – there is something to suit all styles.
This season, when it comes to shopping the statement sweater trend, look out for power shoulders, oversize shapes, and gorgeous details everywhere, from pearl buttons on sleeves to tiny toggles at the shoulder line.
Photograph via NA-KD.
The colour palette of autumn’s trophy sweaters is as varied as the falling leaves! Rich earth tones, deep burgundy, burnt orange, and mustard yellow mirror the colours of the natural world and give a sense of warmth and depth, complementing both fair and darker skin tones. You can’t go wrong with classic shades of camel, grey and cream. So easy to layer and switch – think of them as the base blocks of your autumn wardrobe.
Accessorise your natural trophy sweater. Wear scarves with crew and v-necks, layer delicate gold jewellery over fine-knit sweaters, and add statement cuffs to sweaters with cowl and polo-necks – a necklace will spoil the line. A pair of statement earrings will draw attention to your sweater’s interesting neckline; layered bangles will add interest at the sleeve. Happy sweater shopping …