AW18 Knitwear Trends You Need to Try

September 26, 2018

Yay! It’s finally feeling like fall and I’m super happy.

Why? Well, fall is my favourite time of year; more specifically, the period from October to December in the run up to Christmas.

I just love being snuggled up indoors with hot chocolate and a good movie. I love putting on a cosy jumper to battle the crisp Autumnal air. And I also love Sunday roast dinners and Pumpkin Spice Lattes on repeat. YAS! Come at me, bro.

Speaking of cosy jumpers, the new season’s key knitwear pieces are coming in hot. Even though the weather hasn’t completely turned yet (hi, 21 degrees last week) and we’re kind of still in the transitional period, I’m already in the process of stocking up my autumn/winter wardrobe.

It’s never too early, right?

If you’ve got no idea when it comes to which knit styles to invest in—not to worry, I’ve got you covered.

Read on for AW18 knitwear trends you need to try this season.

Cream of the Crops

Luxe Gal

The cropped hem aesthetic that was all the rage through spring/summer is sticking around—you know, the one that makes you look like you’re wearing a top that’s shrunk astronomically in the washing machine?

I know it’s not a style that works for everyone—but I have to admit, I’m a fan. Especially in cropped knit form.

Why? Well, regardless of the hue or pattern, cropped jumpers look super cute with high-waisted jeans and flats or a fun skirt and block heeled boots. 

For instance, I’m currently in love with this Black Cable Knit Cropped Jumper from the Femme Luxe knitwear collection (*) that I can dress up or down depending on the occasion. It looks especially great with a touch of leopard print through a belt, shoe, or hair accessory. 

Now, that’s a combination we can all get on board with.

Katie Davies Fashion Writer

Other Outfit Pieces:

Jeans – ASOS

Sunglasses – Quay Australia x Desi Perkins

Belt – Primark (similar here and here)

Headband – Primark (similar here)

Trainers – VANS

Pretty Pearls

Christmas Jumper

One of my fave AW18 knitwear trends of the moment, pearl embellishments are an ideal smart casual knit option. Adding instant glam to your aesthetic, they’re perfect for the Christmas season when paired with a black leather skirt or high-waisted leggings.

Me personally? Even though it’s not Christmas yet (hurry up, December), I like to wear my Red Pearl Knitted Jumper (*) with jeans, Vans and lazy girl hair for everyday affairs.

Basically, the versatility of a pearl knitted jumper is real. 

Katie Davies UK

Other Outfit Pieces:

Jeans and Belt – As before

Sunglasses – Quay Australia (similar here and here)

Trainers – Converse

Cold Shoulder Delight

Cold Shoulder Knit

Another spring/summer style feature that’s making its way through to fall, cold shoulder knits are just as pretty as they are feminine.

Designed to be worn effortlessly slouched off the shoulder, they certainly put the “cold” element into their name for the autumn/winter period. Hence why you need to get your wear out of this style of knit before the freezing cold temperatures hit!

I’m crushing on the tunic-length cold shoulder knits, like this White Cold Shoulder Jumper (*), because their long hem lines are considerably warmer than the cropped alternatives. 

This beauty also has button front detailing, which makes it a win, win in terms of AW18 fashion trends. Sorted.

AW18 Knitwear Trends

Other Outfit Pieces:

Jeans – Topshop

Sunglasses – Rayban (similar here)

Scrunchie – Primark (similar here)

Trainers – As before

Stripes Ahoy

Femme Luxe Finery

One of the best AW18 knitwear trends (in my humble opinion) is stripes. A continuation from the ever-popular stripes of last season, the only difference between SS18 and AW18 stripes is the fabric used to create them.

Stripes have also been given a bit of a revamp in terms of colour, like this Bardot Knitted Jumper (*) in the beautiful mustard hue. Say goodbye to pastels and hello to the darker, richer tones of autumn.

Bring. It. On.


Other Outfit Pieces:

Jeans, Sunglasses and Trainers – As before

Scrunchie – Primark (similar here)

Rocking AW18 Knitwear Trends

There are several AW18 knitwear trends that are slowly filtering their way onto the high street; however, cropped hems, pearl embellishments, cold shoulder detailing and stripes are my current favourites.

Simply shop around and experiment with different AW18 knitwear trends to find out what works for you in terms of your body shape, budget and personal style.


Which are your favourite AW18 knitwear trends? Let me know in the comments below!

(Please note that this post was produced in collaboration with Femme Luxe Finery and contains affiliate links, which help me to run this blog. To view my full privacy policy, please click here.)

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