Wrap up with Warehouse for A/W 2012
Dark dreary mornings – check. An icy nip to the daytime breeze – check. Digging out your winter warmers from the bottom of your wardrobe – double check.
We may only be in the middle of September, but it seems as though the weather has finally picked a side this season and is standing very firmly in winter boots and woolly tights. So what will the ultimate fashion piece be to take you from a summer swindle to an auspicious autumn?
Introducing ultra-cosy knitwear pieces brought to you by high street retailer of the year (Drapers 2011) and a firm fashion favourite: Warehouse.
From chunky marl cardigans to long-line cover-ups, on-trend novelty prints right through to cable and cob-web weaves. Throw in a dash of embellishment and a sprinkle of sequins and you have a knit collection that will have your nan gripping her knitting needles in fear. That’s right: say goodbye to the dreaded jumper and embrace a collection from Warehouse that’s clean, fresh and, above all, totally on trend!
Unless you’ve been avoiding the high street these past few weeks (and if you have, how could you?!) you may have been temporarily blinded by the beautiful embellishment that’s hitting our stores ready for the new season. Inspired by top catwalk designers such as Prada, Warehouse have evolved the ultimate lightweight knit for AW12 by creating sophisticated embellishment, such as simple shoulder detailing. An absolute fashion steal at just £35, you can collect all of the beautiful colours in blush, beige and black; the perfect seasonal update for your skinny jeans.
If you’re happy with your simple staple knit jumper and are just looking forward to cosying up into something soft and warm then make your statement with an autumnal colour instead. This high-quality cable jumper £35 in lush damask pink would look gorgeous with grey denim.
Warehouse is renowned for putting their own unique spin on classic pieces and they certainly don’t disappoint this season. Adding a chic woven front panel to the combination of lightweight knit initiates the clashing mix of textured materials which has been seen all over the catwalks for AW12. Pushing the boundaries of this particular range, Warehouse have introduced prints and patterns into the woven fronts such as this floral one for £40 alongside the colour-blocked ranges from £35.
Whilst prints still remain key for autumn, the season is majorly focused around the novelty aspect – think 3.1 Philip Lim and Carven where cartoon images and illustrated emblems were key. Already popular with the fashion press, the quirky horse jumper £45 in navy is simply adorable. Wear yours with an on-trend tartan mini skirt in rusty red.
A new season at Warehouse wouldn’t be complete without a range of their iconic animal pieces. This knitted dress at £46 is a perfect option for those who want to indulge in a cosy alternative to a jumper and jeans combo. Team with studded ankle boots and opaque black tights for a warming winter look.
Are you embracing the colder season yet? If you still need persuading (or tempting!) pop across to the online store at here. Here at The Upcoming, we’re convinced you’ll be a knit-wit in no time! Which piece will you be purchasing first?