Need a new knit? Count on some of these exclusive styles to keep you cosy in the winter months
WORDS BY REBECCA RHYS-EVANS
It's official, the colder days are upon us – but we don't mind one little bit. It's the perfect excuse to swaddle and comfort ourselves with luxurious knitwear from head-to-toe. We’re talking power-puffed shoulders and hand-embroidered florals courtesy of Cormio, the cult Italian label that have been sported by the likes of Dua Lipa, as well as Tata Naka’s graphic-check cardigans (with matching skirts and socks, may we add). Autumn does guarantee one thing – unpredictability. It’s sunny and cold one minute, muggy and rainy the next, but one thing you can always depend on is Belgian brand Valentine Witmeur Lab. Its Intarsia oversized styles ensure maximum comfort and have delectable colour palettes of lilac, mustard and lime, worthy of a Wes Anderson movie.
And because at KOIBIRD we’re always thinking about our bottoms, you can bet our knitwear selection isn’t just about your top half. Instead, see LA-based Joostricot’s joggers, perfect for coffee runs, and to avoid a crime against cashmere, be sure to pair up with their matching bralette. Founded by stylist and writer Natalie Joos, she started the label in 2016 after a struggle to find feminine, neat sweaters that fit like a glove and can easily tuck into any accompanying item. Fast forward five years and Joostricot has safely become one of our go-to staples when it comes to knitwear and beyond.
"sEE LA-BaSED JooSTRIcOT'S JOGGeRS, PERfECT FOr COFFee RUnS, ANd TO AvOID A CRiME AgAINsT CAShMERE, Be SuRE TO PaIR Up WiTH THeIR MATcHING BRaLETTe."
If you’re looking for sweats that carry more of a statement, or have a penchant for 1980s yuppie styling, then you can’t miss Ami Amalia. If its zebra prints and flares weren’t enough of a reason to love it, then the merino wool leggings certainly are, not only is one leg red and the other pink, they’re elongated with stirrups (top tip: up the elegance factor by pairing with pointed-toe heels). If you suffer with colour-related indecisiveness, meet Extreme Cashmere, who as well as being made up of ethically produced wools, have two-tone styles. With differing shades in perfect complimentary hues of pink and brown, mustard and cream, they are the ying yang of the wool world, and the more you purchase, the more colourways you can produce. Result.