My Top 8 Knitwear Trends

May 21, 2014

Knitwear has made a move this season from “winter wardrobe essential” to one of the seasons hottest trends, a trend where comfort meets glam.

With so many new knitwear designs this season there’s a knit to suit your every occasion and mood.

When it comes to knitwear there’s no real rules or limits, as long as your feel creative and comfortable you in the right space.

Below I’ve put together a list of my top eight knitwear trends this season, from the funky fuzzy knit to the good old classic cable knit.

Sweaters.0011.) The Chunky Knit
Best worn with a pencil skirt, these knits are a huge statement piece this Winter.
Witchery  R849.00

2.) The Statement Knit:
Seen on most of the runways this season, the statement knit is definitely a way to grab attention. Think bold colours like Kenzo, cute cartoons like Givenchy and controversial phrases like Alexander Wang.
Kenzo from Polyvore R4265.00

3.) The Embellished Knit:
A look that will last you the Winter and right into Spring, add a little sparkle during the freezing cold Winter with a dazzling embellished knit.
Topshop R800.00

4.) The Fuzzy Knit:
One of my favourite knits this seasons, it’s ridiculously warm and comfortable. (I own four!) This knit teams up well with any item. I love a contrast in textures though, try leather or denim.
Mr Price R149.99

5.) The Masculine Knit:
Borrowing knits from your boyfriends wardrobe is one of the quickest ways to achieve the masculine look. Stella McCartney introduced a very back-to-school feel with her boyish looking knits on the runway this season.
Cotton On R499

6.) The Cropped Knit:
This cute knit looks perfect in pastel colours. Wear your crop knit with a skater skirts or high waisted jeans to accentuate your waistline.
Zara R180.00

7.) The Cable Knit:
From traditional fisherman-style jumpers in Aran knits, to oversized knitted dresses, the cable knit is a classic that has made it’s way back into our wardrobes and our hearts.
Trenery R999.00

8.) The Print Knit:
The printed knit looks great when wore with a well fitted pair of jeans or if you feeling bold try wearing a complete printed look.
Country Road R849.00

xxxx EJ this comfy trend 🙂

Road Trippin’

March 8, 2014

I just got back from the most incredible road trip last night. My boyfriend and I decided to hit the Garden Route with a few friends a couple of weeks ago. If any of you are planning a road trip in South Africa and feel like a bit of adventure the Garden Route is a definite must try. There’s just SO much to do!

For those of you that don’t know what the Garden Route is or you not from South Africa it’s a stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa. The Route is sandwiched between the aforementioned mountains and the Indian Ocean. Sounds amazing right!?

Every road trip needs a playlist, in our case we had two. One for chilling and of course some road trip cheese. I found this beautiful playlist about two years ago created by Miss Moss called “Six Months In A Leaky Boat” and absolutely fell in love with it, perfect for our Garden Route Road trip. Songs include Cat Stevens “But I Might Die Tonight” and Pink Floyd’s “Fearless”. You can listen to the playlist here. Our second road trip playlist was pure cheese featuring the likes of Dolly Parton and Vanessa Carlton. You can listen to that playlist here.

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Road Trip Essentials: 

1.) Snacks! Every road trip needs some yummy snacks. My ultimate favourite? Zoo Biscuits! If you trying to be more healthy try biltong, fruit or date balls.
2.) Camera. Be it your iPhone, a point and snap such as the cannon G12 or this adorable Fuji Instax polaroid camera, a camera on a road trip is an absolute must must must have!
3.) A road trip playlist or some road trip CD’s such as Pink Floyd or Arcade Fire.
4.)  iPad. I’m addicted to Sims at the moment so an iPad is a definite must for me.
5.) A good book. At the moment I am reading ‘Brain on Fire’. It’s brilliant! Google it.
6.) Water. Make sure you drink enough water when travelling. It keeps you hydrated and if you the driver it helps to keep you fresh and awake.
7.) Comfy leggings. These ones are great, they from Mr.Price and they only cost R70.
8.) Warm jumper. Love this one from Kenzo!
9.) Comfy sneakers. These Flintstones one’s from Nike are super cute and fun.
10.) Wet wipes and tissues for the sticky fingers or unpredictable spills.

Road trip PDF

What are some of your road trip essentials?

xxx EJ

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