I realise that the title of this blog is probably a bit vague, but I’m not going to lie, I struggle with blog titles. How can I tell you guys that I’m writing a blog on autumnal knitwear for women from the high street, all for under £30, that suit a neutral capsule wardrobe, don’t itch and can work for breastfeeding mamas, in a short sweet title caption? That’s hard man.
I hardly wear knitwear because my skin is so sensitive that it itches with most wool mix fabrics. And, I’m always too hot. Seriously, it’s a genetic thing, I get it from my gran, through my dad and in to me. I’m the sort of person who gets too hot extremely easily and I end up half stripping off in shopping centres as soon as I’m carrying a bag, or a baby, or drinking a coffee. However, when I’m cold, man I’m cold. Nothing heats me up, I get goosebumps and chitter chatter on the sofa, snuggling into Damon who is like my own personal radiator.
So when I do get some knitwear for some warmth in those winter months, I tend to go for Zara’s fine knit waterfall cardis because I can take them on and off with ease, and they never ever itch. But honestly I’m just bored of this monotony now. In autumn and winter I basically live in jeans, a vest top and one of those cardis which is just so samey. So this year I’ve decided to branch out.
I have kept my Hermes delivery guy in business this last month by ordering mounds of jumpers and cardigans. 99% of which have been sent back to store for being too itchy, too heavy, or that weird box shape that only ‘size skinny’ 20 years olds can get away with. Also, I returned anything that was going to be too hard to breastfeed in (my nursing solution is wearing a feeding vest top underneath, and hiding baby under the jumper for a cosy snuggly feed time.
Anyway, here’s my round up of the absolute best, must have knits for this season. And trust me when I say that these have been enough to convert me from a non-knit wearing wool hater, to a snuggled up jumper lover, which is no easy task, so you just need to believe that these knits must be bloody well worth it!
First up is this Bershka beauty, coming in at a steal for only £19.99. This is the softest jumper of everything I’m going to show you and I am absolutely in love with it!
Next we have, well, Next with this ochre cable knit beauty which is only £26. It’s super roomy so I would suggest sizing down. I’m a 10/12 and I got a small.
The detail in this H&M one just makes me so happy! AND it’s only £14.99. Say whaaaatttttt. Go check out the beautiful blush pink one or the practical black.
The first of my Zara faves is this cute little beaded fine knit for only £12.99. The colour is gorgeous and would suit so many different skin tones.
The second Zara fave is this beautiful basic which is so insanely soft, you wouldn’t believe it. And it’s also only £12.99 so a complete bargain.
This boyfriend cardigan from Daisy Street at ASOS has featured on my blog on the High Street’s best leopard print fashion which you can read here.
This Next jumper also features on my last blog post about the high street’s most wearable leopard print fashion, another bargain at only £26.
Last, but by no means least, I searched high and low for a nice cable knit cream jumper and Pull & Bear won the race with this winner at only £17.99.
I started out with a mistaken belief that knitwear would be expensive. But it is so easily affordable. Overall I would definitely recommend Bershka for some amazing items that are just amazingly priced.
On another note, please excuse the shameless selfies that went into the creation of this post, ha!