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INSPIRATION AND ADVICE

HOW WE DO TRADITIONAL KNITWEAR

By Lakeisha Goedluck, January 3, 2019

Feel that? Yep, it’s super cold outside, meaning your long-sleeved tee just isn’t going to cut it. January is the month to layer up with your finest sweaters and cardigans, so take a look at how the guys at ASOS HQ are rocking their favorite traditional knits this season.

Josh wearing a striped jumper, jeans and Converse trainers | ASOS Style Feed

A close-up of Josh's striped knitted jumper | ASOS Style Feed

Striped steez

Remember the halcyon days of last summer when you lived in a striped T-shirt? Bring the pattern back but in a more appropriate form to fight off the cold this month. As our Marketing Graduate Josh shows here, the trick to styling a standout striped sweater is to keep your bottom half basic — a pair of black skinny jeans and white Converse sneakers make for a nice, minimal finish.

Steven wearing a white T-shirt, cardigan, jeans and lace-up shoes | ASOS Style Feed

A close-up shot of Steven's cardigan | ASOS Style Feed

Grandadcore gear

From trench coats to sturdy lace-up shoes, Grandadcore is still going strong for FW18. Copy your grandfather and opt for a color-block cardigan like the one that our Marketing Executive Steven is wearing here. To prevent his aesthetic from falling on the wrong side of retro, he teams his cardi with staple pieces: a white T-shirt, black slim-fit jeans and patriarch-approved polished shoes.

Seb wearing a roll-neck jumper, striped trousers and Air Force 1 trainers | ASOS Style Feed

A close-up of Seb wearing a roll-neck jumper | ASOS Style Feed

Ribbed roll-neck

Ah, the trusty turtleneck. The one knitted style that’ll save you from having to throw a scarf on before you leave the house. Refined and ribbed, this sweater that our Junior Designer Seb is sporting looks best when paired with equally sophisticated slacks. Go for a pair of well-tailored pants with side-stripe detailing for a touch of flavour, but chuck in some fresh kicks to keep your get-up relatively casual.

Steven wearing a knitted jumper, jeans, a beanie and lace-up boots | ASOS Style Feed

A close-up shot of Steven's patterned jumper | ASOS Style Feed

Pictures: ASOS

Popping pattern

Now, nothing says traditional dressing quite like an argyle knit. In an assortment of colors, our activewear writer Steven layers his classic piece over a simple black T-shirt. Channeling the '90s grunge aesthetic, he rounds off his ensemble with a pair of light-washed jeans, black lace-up boots and a corresponding beanie.

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