Grand­mas have got it right – knitwear is the win­ter warmer ev­ery­body needs.

“One of my favourite things about the cooler months is be­ing able to pull out my cosy knits,” The Iconic head of style Ni­cole Adolphe says.

There are two items that re­turn to Ni­cole’s wardrobe with­out fail every year – a snug lay­er­ing es­sen­tial and a big, comfy jumper.

“Two sta­ples that I can­not wait to wear are a trusty turtle­neck and an over­sized knit, per­fect for days you want com­fort, warmth and style,” she says.

“I love a turtle­neck for an easy way to ex­tend my sum­mer wardrobe into win­ter. Layer un­der a slip dress or wear to cold­proof sum­mer sta­ples.

“The over­sized knit comes out as soon as the weather makes a cooler turn, mak­ing a star ap­pear­ance over jeans or on top of a long dress. It’s an ef­fort­less way to give your out­fit an in­stant touch of ef­fort­less chic, while keep­ing you feel­ing warm and cosy.”

Ni­cole says a mod­ern piece with a state­ment neck and

sleeves is very on-trend at the mo­ment, while in-sea­son colours range from neu­trals to rainbow.

“The ideal knit for win­ter 2019 is over­sized and fea­tures a roll neck with blousey sleeves, as seen across the run­ways at in­ter­na­tional fashion weeks,” she says.

“The colours to in­vest in in­clude neu­tral shades of bis­cuit, mus­tard and khaki, to bright neon pink hues and bold stripes.”

If you’re look­ing to cosy up your cup­board with knitwear, Ni­cole says spend­ing a lit­tle ex­tra money on finer ma­te­ri­als will pay off in the long run.

“Quality yarns such as wool and cash­mere are not only warmer, but they will also last the dis­tance,” Ni­cole says. “I rec­om­mend in­vest­ing in win­ter knits in neu­tral shades to pro­vide wear sea­son af­ter sea­son.”

Ni­cole says re­laxed knitwear can be teamed with plenty of out­fits de­pend­ing on whether you want to dress it up or down.

“For easy week­end styling, layer a long boyfriend cardi­gan over a chunky roll-neck jumper and part­ner with denim and knee-high or an­kle boots,” she says.

“For an easy way to freshen a knitwear look, style it tucked in with high-waisted pants, or pair with a belt or pa­per bag style pants for a more fem­i­nine take on the knitwear trend.

“For a more pol­ished look, I rec­om­mend pair­ing a crew-neck jumper over a but­ton shirt, teamed with fit­ted or wide-leg pants.”

Look 1: Cot­ton On cardi­gan, $39.99, cot­

Look 2: Bo­den Colour De­tail Knit­ted Tee Happy, $90, bo­den­cloth­

Look 3: Cot­ton On Minty Os Roll Neck Pullover, $59.99, cot­

Look 4: Bo­den Colour De­tail Knit­ted Tee, Multi Stripe, $90, bo­den­cloth­

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