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Think of winter and the first image that resonates is of thick coats, layered over heavy knitwear pieces and faces snugged behind mufflers. Needless to say, winters do not help conjure up a very fashion-forward image. Even though one might plan to splurge on a ‘hero’ over coat to complete their fall wardrobe, the secret to give your look a complete spin rests in unassuming knitwear pieces. Warm, comfortable yet sometimes considered to be scruffy, it will be safe to say knitwear is synonymous to winters. For those who are still contemplating on how knitwear trend for fall can can add a bit of zing to their look, think sweaters with embellishments, off-duty pieces in neons, belted knitwear dresses and much more. If you are a believer in classics then Ralph Lauren’s iconic bear sweater might be a no brainer, Isabel Marant’s cable knit pieces, Burberry’s contemporary take on Scottish Aran knitwear to Missoni’s herringbone sweaters are safe investments. 

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However the trend wheel has been updated with a spanking new genre of hybrids, which can double up as dresses, paired with feathered skirts and if you are too adventurous can be paired with sleek leather leggings. Gen Z street style mavericks have already embraced these dramatic yet sumptuous pieces of sartorial finery.

Just in case you want to feed on some major inspiration on how to incorporate knitwear trend for fall, celebs are giving us major cues. Hailey Baldwin’s Sally Lapointe green turtleneck paired with a sequined skirt is a sure shot winning look. Whites have now graduated to become an all-year-round, undisputed hue for the one’s with a minimal palate; take cues from Deepika Padukone and Bella Hadid.

Embroidered jumpers and cardigans are all the rage. However, we suggest move beyond the traditional florals and graphic embroideries, feathers and faux fur is the new coveted material to experiment with. For everything understated yet statement-y you can count on Olivia Palermo, her co-ord look is for the win.

You can even immerse in a spectrum of unorthodox winter hues; think neons, fuchias and tones of greens, case in point Bella Hadid’s neon pink and Eva Chen’s purple knitwear pieces. Both qualify to be fall must haves. Alexa Chung’s patchwork jumper also makes it to our trend wheel this season.

Cable knits are here to stay and whether you believe in embracing everything minimal yet chic like Gyneth Paltrow or want to go all out and loud like Sonam Kapoor, the knitwear repository is full up-to-the-brim with major cues. What makes these pieces a fall essential is their versatility – denims, floor grazing skirts to even cigarette pants, a funky piece of knitwear can help you transition from day to night.

 

STAFF WRITER