Rocking throwback threads is still the move this season, and what better way to pay homage to decades past than by donning a retro knitted sweater? Take it back to the '70s with a classic grandpa cardigan, or channel your inner Steve Jobs and opt for a turtleneck moment. Here are our four stellar knits to get you through fall in style...
4 RETRO KNITWEAR STYLES
By Spencer Cain, October 28, 2018
The cardigan has had a number of iterations over the years. What began as a military-inspired garment became a womenswear staple thanks to Coco Chanel. Years later, it nabbed icon status in the '70s as dad-fashion skyrocketed in popularity to counter the disco era. Courtesy of mega-brands like Gucci and Saint Laurent, retro embellished and patterned cardigans are now catwalk staples. Nothing shows respect to the old school quite like a check print. Make the 'fit a 2018 hit by going slightly oversized, and pair with wide-leg pants for a transitional home run.
ASOS DESIGN mohair wool blend check cardigan, $56
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ASOS DESIGN V-neck sweater in navy, $40
Fall/winter does tend to have people reaching for a gray palette — but frankly, we're down to switch things up. Just because the weather is bleak doesn't mean a pop of neon yellow isn't a welcome addition to the simplest of looks. As this textured knit is high on the bold spectrum, try styling it with wide-leg pants and monochrome sneakers, swapping in a khaki waterproof parka on rainy days.
ASOS DESIGN heavyweight chenille sweater in yellow, $36