Winter is officially upon us, as Ireland’s fair weathered summer has dilapidated into days of blustery winds and biting cold.
Commuters are now wrapping up in hats and scarves as they huddle at bus stops, and “proper” jackets are appearing on every office coat stand.
While we have not descended into the depths of an icy tundra just yet, it’s definitely layering season – making it the ideal time to nab a piece of knitwear for your wardrobe.
Whether it’s a light cardigan to add to jeans for a night out, or a more substantial jumper to pop over the top of your go-to work trousers, knitwear is appearing in stores and online at an increasing rate – and luckily, much of it comes at an affordable price.
Check out a few of our favourite pieces that won’t break the bank.
The celeb favourite
This tiger-print jumper by Stacey Solomon X Primark would look gorge tucked into a black leather skirt for a girl’s night out – and you can tuck it into jeans for the hungover brunch too…
The pop of print
This Nasty Gal offering is a cute way to inject some colour into our winter wardrobes.
For €21, you can buy this right HERE.
While this is the priciest piece on this week’s Lust List, it’s a pretty good deal for such soft, comfy alpaca wool blended material.
We can see ourselves lounging around the house in this one, or tucking it in to some leather-look joggers for a cute but casual look.
The unexpected knit
When we think of knitwear, we most often think of scarves, jumpers and cardis – but this co-ord is making us reconsider those constraints
This soft, comfy co-ord is perfect for a night out – just add some tights, boots and a denim jacket.
For €12.16 you can get this right HERE.
The animal print one
Animal print will never go out of fashion – especially when it’s leopard.
This cardigan comes in two colour ways, and will add interest to an all black office outfit – so basically, it does all the work for you when it comes to looking like you made an effort.
For €22.80 you can get this right HERE.
This roll-neck, extra long offering from Zara will definitely keep you feeling toasty on the commute.
Designed to be worn loose-fitting, nab it in a size too big and wear it as a dress with some knee high boots, or fling on top of runners and jeans for an easy weekend ensemble.
The colour-pop piece
This lime green jumper from Nasty Gal is an unexpected acid shade.
Team it with raw denims and soft leathers to incorporate the unusual colour scheme into your wardrobe.
For €21 you can get this jumper right HERE.
This ruffled knit dress from Zara is perfect for showcasing stunning curves.
Reminiscent of a DVF wrap dress, the slightly flared sleeve and ruffled hem make it the ultimate dress to don for a flirty drinks date.
The mini knit
While this cardigan certainly won’t keep you warm, it looks extremely cute.
Wear this risque piece for a night out with jeans, chunky boots and a baker boy cap for an off-duty model ambiance.
For €17.50 you can get this right HERE.
The textured knit
How ridiculously comfy does this blush pink jumper look?
The ultimate in comfort and warmth, this feathery knit feels super luxurious.
You can get this comfy number right HERE.