Our favourite knits for night time
Expand your night out horizons with knitwear. Not an obvious style choice for 6pm onwards but when it’s Winter, cold and the line up looks this good, needs must. Leave your basic black turtleneck at home and take your embellished cardi out clubbing, your jumper to dinner and buy your chunky (but fancy) knit a cocktail. Knitwear with attitude is all we’re interested in and these new knits on the block understood that assignment. From broderie anglaise and glitzy buttons to embellished collars and sleeves, this is knitwear after dark.
This cardigan? The epitome of granny-chic but add a 00s micro mini and barely there heels and you’re ready to paint the town red. Alexa Chung paved the way now it’s your turn to spice up the cardigan for after dark. Make it work with the help of seasoned pm pieces like leather trousers, lacey bralets and anything sheer or sequinned. It’s a good girl gone bad combination that deserves a wild night out - with mandatory photographic evidence.
Rethink everything you thought you knew about shoulder pads. This season, they’re not only knitted but embellished too. This is how you pimp up a cardigan for evening: just add a shower of shoulder sparkle. We lilac the purple shade a lot and are obsessed with the jewelled buttons, cancel out any casual your knit might be bringing to the party with heeled mules and tailored black shorts. The finishing touch? A statement red lip.
So, you’ve got your heart set on a ridiculously fancy dress that doesn’t match your low-key dinner plans? Take an oversized cardigan out with you to solve this particular sartorial dilemma. Dress down any outfit with a slouchy, few-sizes-too-big knitted layer like this one. In stand out apple green complete with glittering bow buttons, it’s the perfect smart-casual leveller that doesn’t skip on style. Still got glitz, still bursting with colour and perfect draped over your LBD.
Calling all Upper-East-side wannabes. Elevate a trophy knit up the social ladder with a hit of embellishment and print. Think Park Avenue Princess but … more Serena van der Woodsen than Charlotte York. Whether you’re bringing out a just-in-case layer or wearing a cardigan as a knitted top 90’s style, for evening, the devil is in the (OTT) detail. Glittery buttons and a bold pink houndstooth print secure this knits invite to the most exclusive party in town. Just add a body con midi dress with thigh slits for subtle sex appeal.