When fall (and definitely winter) rolls around, the first thing that comes to my mind (after Pumpkin Spice Lattes) is knits. I’m like “YES, I GET TO DIG THEM OUT… MY PRECIOUS… COZY FLUFFS”, possibly in a very Lord of the Rings type creepy voice.
This season was definitely not an exception to this. I was like a kid on Christmas morning pulling out my box of knits from storage – that had basically been gathering dust during the epically hot summer we had in Toronto.
I noticed that I had a lot of fluffy pull-overs and printed sweaters that were all waist-length. And as much as I love all my sweaters equally (it’s like having children or something ), I felt like I was missing something in my knits-wardrobe.
The missing culprit was those epically long hemmed, thick weaved knits that are basically the talk of the town right now. I knew I needed to keep my eye out for one of these (in a neutral, of course).
… AND I FOUND ONE.
I’ll be honest, I don’t normally think of “knits” when I think of Bench; but there recent release of their knits this season totally blew me away. They’re perfectly chunky, the perfect layering piece, and ever-so-warm (and yet, not heavy). I loved this “Standtall Loose Long Cardigan” – and can we talk about how awesome that name is?! You all know how cheesy I am with cute names for pieces. I definitely feel confident and tall when I’m in this cardigan… like a true effortless-badass
I paired the knit with – you guess it – a knit beanie. This “Makeover Bobble Beanie” is the cutest salt and pepper combo and is the warmest tuque (that’s Canadian for ‘hat’ BTW) you’ll ever buy. I admittedly have a really big head (yes, I’m serious), so I was just super happy to have found a hat that actually fit me!
As if I couldn’t get enough of knits, I layered my new long cardigan with a beige crochet knit I had from last season. I completed the casual look with a pair of some sexy, strappy, black heels, some ripped jeans, a big belt, and a cross-body. Simple. Nothing crazy. But effortlessly chic. This is literally my go-to outfit when I’m feeling chic on the weekends (and not in sweatpants)
For me, knits stand for more than just warmth though. My birthday is in October, so whenever I see knits starting to be worn, I’m automatically flooded with memories of crisp orange leaves falling and birthday celebrations. That, and strangely enough, so many of my favourite cheesy memories were had when I was wearing knits – when Dave and I had our first kiss, going ice skating outdoors with my family, curling up by the fireplace with Simba for his first Christmas, the list goes on.
So needless to say, this particular piece of clothing holds a strange place in my heart (not only as a major fashion trend).
What’s your favourite part about knits? Any key pieces on your radar?