Our guide to staying warm while looking cool this Winter/Spring 2023
Now that the colder weather has most definitely arrived, we’ve seen an increased demand for warmer clothes and we believe you don’t have to sacrifice fashionability for practicality this Winter/Spring. We’ve all been there, we’ve pieced together the perfect outfit for an event only for the weather to force us to cover it up in layers upon layers of knitwear just to stay warm.
We’ll discuss how to buy smarter and get more use out of knitwear this season and how to use your garments to their full potential.
What Are The Top 8 Women Knitwear Trends In 2023?
Jackie Kennedy wears a rollneck knit
Knitwear has undergone somewhat of a revival in the past two years and it’s about time. It used to be that anything functional couldn’t be fashionable but things change and this time for the better!
Knitwear used to be considered the “ugly duckling” of womenswear but now it’s taken centre stage with creative takes on cardigans, Turtlenecks and cropped jumpers.
Here’s what to look out for in the year to come.
Cropped Top Knitwear
Cable Knit Pink Cropped Jumper from Miss Spirit
Cropped Tops come and go from decade to decade but today’s take on the humble midriff-exposing garment is stronger than its predecessors and that’s because they are available in different fits, different knits and different colours and that makes them more versatile as a wardrobe essential.
You can wear it as a standout piece or to accompany some favourite items of clothing. The knitted cropped top pairs well with midi/pencil skirts or over a dress or a more casual approach can see it paired with some high-waisted pants or under a denim or leather jacket.
Browse our collection here: Cropped Knitwear 2023
Some Cropped Knitwear Inspiration from Miss Spirit
Half Zipped Knitwear
The Half Zip is the perfect go-to if you want to look cool yet feel cosy. Available in Teddy Fleece or more streamlined fabrics, the half zip goes perfectly with some leggings post-gym or some "mom jeans” while you’re getting things done. By choosing the right cut and colour, it’s a worthy investment that can be worn year in and year out.
Half Zip Collection 2023
Half Zips from Miss Spirit
The longtime winterwear staple is now a standout garm. Whether it’s a festive get-together or a wintry night out, be prepared for the unpredictable Irish weather with a reliable and fashionable classic. Pair it with your winter coat, under a blazer or as an oversized knit over your favourite jeans. Explore Cable Knits. Argyles and Houndstooth in a variety of colours and cuts to find your perfect match.
Sally Green Knit Jumper
Jumper Inspiration from Miss Spirit
The Tunique is a little less known knitwear item and since its introduction to everyday fashion quickly become a favourite for the office, at home and on weekend getaways in colder climates. Worn over a shirt makes it preppy and worn as a centrepiece it creates the ultimate cosy look when worn with accessorised hats and scarves or boots. A Nordic take on modern knitwear to beat the cold.
White Cable Knit Tunique
If you enjoy wearing dresses in warmer months and are reluctant to adopt pants/jeans and jackets this winter, then the Knit Dress is for you. They lend themselves perfectly to trench coats and above-the-knee boots or under a leather jacket or as a solo item or over a coloured shirt like pictured below. They are most commonly available in neutral colours but explore more fun colours and patterns on our website or in-store.
A selection of knit dresses available at Miss Spirit
The cardigan has come a long way from your Nan’s favourite knit. It’s featured in High Street Windows, The Runway and even on the mainstage at Electric Picnic. It’s easy to dress up or dress down to suit the occasion and suit most body types and silhouettes. Wear it over your smart casual wear as an outer layer, wear it over a graphic t for the Indie Rock Look or wear it with a skirt or shirt headed out for drinks.
Classic Cardigan Inspo
Modern Takes On Classic Cardigan
Cut Out Knitwear
If you're more adventurous and open-minded to more modern takes on knitwear, then “Cut Out” is your new best friend. It’s a statement piece that will see you through Winter and Spring 2023. It’s for the edgier look whether you opt for a Cut Out Dress or Jumper or Cardigan, they’re a notch above the standard.
Cut Out Lurex Pink Jumper
Cut Out Knitwear at Miss Spirit
Nothing exudes power and confidence and a sense of cool more than a black roll neck under a blazer or jacket. The Knit Tank Top is one step above that. It goes with high-waisted pants, skirts, jeans and woollen trousers. It’s practical yet fashionable and can be worn with most items in your wardrobe.
What Are The Top Men's Knitwear Trends In 2023?
No other garment is as essential this Winter/Spring as premium Knitwear and we’re here to talk you through what we consider to be the best trends for the Winter/Spring ahead.
Crew Neck Knitwear
The Crewneck is the most common style of jumper available to men and that’s due to its versatility.
Knitwear Gallery from Benetti, Kenrow, Jack Jones and More
We stock different weights, patterns and colours to suit most customers, whether you’re the younger gentleman or the older man with classic taste.
Quarter Zipped Knitwear/Half Zipped Knitwear
Looking for something a small bit different than your average jumper? the Quarter/Halfzip has long time been the go-to for the professional who needs to stay warm while still looking sharp. They’re perfect under a blazer or coat at work, under a gilet on the sideline of a pitch or with slacks when heading out for dinner. Available in an array of colours, patterns and textures. Some of our favourites are from Sixth Sense, Benetti and Tom Penn. Browse the collection here.
Selection of 1/4 & 1/2 Zips available at Spirit
V Neck Knitwear
The V Neck is just as versatile as the crew neck but it is better suited to a more tailored look as the low-cut collar leaves more room to show off a tie and or oxford/dress shirt. It can be worn with suit pants and loafers or jeans and a sports coat to create the perfect look for working in the classroom, the office or as an added layer of warmth as part of a suit.
V Neck Jumpers available online and in store
Ray Liotta wears a knitted Polo with his suit as “Henry Hill” in Goodfellas (1990)
The Knitted Polo is quickly becoming the must-have item of 2023 and is made famous by David Beckham, Idris Elba and iconically by Ray Liotta as Henry Hill in GoodFellas.
We can all agree that the one thing these men have in common is that they are unapologetically stylish or “slick” for want of a better word. The Knit Polo take the seriousness of a suit down a notch and raise the stylishness of an ordinary jacket and jean outfit. We can’t get enough of Benetti’’s Trento in Stone or The Blaigor by Jack and Jones in Olive.
Blaigor by Jack & Jones
Knitted Polo Shirts from Spirit
The turtleneck is one of those must-have garments for any smart-dressed man. They keep us warm, suit all ages and can be incorporated into most wardrobes. The Turtleneck can be worn under a biker jacket, as part of a suit, under a denim shirt or as a solo piece with chinos, jeans or suit pants. Available in an array of colours, the roll-neck is one of those items that never go out of style and is worth investing in. Our favourite is the Emil by Jack and Jones. This is sure to be the top trend of 2023, so why not be ahead of the crowd and pick one up in-store or online today at Spirit.
Outfit Inspiration From Spirit; Emil Rollneck with Marco Pants
The Classic Jumper has longtime been a staple of the Irish wardrobe and for good reason. Be sure to be prepared for our unpredictable weather by owning one of of our most beloved knitwear items. The Jumper can be made from fine merino wool, lightweight cotton for cool autumn evenings or heavyweight wool for wintry days.
Jacob by Superdry
Looking for your perfect Knitwear?
There’s no right or wrong when it comes to buying knitwear but we would encourage you to focus on quality. All of our Knitwear in both our men’s and women’s departments is made from the finest wool and cotton to ensure they look the part as well as play the part this Winter/Spring. If you are in any doubt about what to opt for, just call in-store to Spirit Clothing or Miss Spirit and some of our team will talk you through our broad selection of garments.
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