The humble cable-knit sweater is fast forming the basis of a well-curated closet this winter, with intricate patterns instantly elevating a classic, and chunky textures serving to ensure you’re warm and chic. Take styling cues from fashion aficionado Tamu McPherson and layer a jewel-toned, oversized knit over muted separates for an understated yet put-together finish. Alternatively, look to stylist Oumayma Elboumeshouli’s asymmetrical cable knits, which pair well with rebellious chunky hardware, or model Sara Flaaen Licius, who works a black leather belt and mini skirt to toughen up a vivid magenta sweater.
When updating your collection of cable knits, consider Loro Piana’s versatile cashmere version, too. The relaxed fit and neutral beige hue is the perfect everyday option – pair with cream, brown and black for a laid-back look with polish. Similarly, Isabel Marant’s ‘Palima’ cable knit delivers a contemporary take on a timeless staple, with a traditional pattern that makes it great for wrapping up in by day, plus cutout detailing for after-dark appeal – we love it with leather pants and sandals. Alternatively, if you’re craving a bright statement, look to Staud, whose ‘Evelyn’ sweater features a playful pink-and-red ombré effect. Complement the vibrancy of its sunset hues by layering it over an orange maxi skirt and strappy heels for impromptu drinks.
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