28 Knits To Fall In Love With This Summer
Thanks to French-girl cool brand,
Rouje, summer knitwear is having a moment. This is as far from your grandma’s wardrobe as you can get; think lightweight cardigans, Breton-striped jumpers, cropped vests and even sexy, plunging knit tops (yes, you read that right, sexy knitwear).
the Great British weather and its wonderful unpredictability, lightweight knits are ideal for summer. Button up a cardigan and wear with straight-leg jeans for French nonchalance, then unbutton for a flirty date night look. Or throw an oversized knit over your favourite floral maxi dress when the sun goes down at summer festivals and on trips to the beach.
Fellow French brand
Musier has plenty of pretty knitwear on offer, including the Carlotta cardigan with its delicate pearlised buttons. Another Gallic favourite is Sézane, which now has an – its appartement in Notting Hill Isaac jumper is an Instagram favourite. On the high street, head to Jigsaw, & Other Stories and Warehouse for the best quality pieces.
If you fancy adding some easy chic to your wardrobe, take a look through some of our top knits this season.
Picture this: you, this Musier Paris cardigan, bleached jeans, strappy sandals and a glass of white wine.
Musier Paris Cardigan Carlotta, $77.69, available at Musier Paris
Play up the retro ’50s vibes of this pink scoop-neck houndstooth knit by pairing it with cropped white jeans and heeled mules.
& Other Stories Scoop Neck Houndstooth Top, $49, available at & Other Stories
The pastel trend is still going strong. A lightweight cardi is the perfect way to follow the trend and stay warm.
Vero Moda Curve Edge To Edge Cardigan, $20, available at ASOS
Not only is pointelle stitching super pretty, it also makes knitwear a whole lot more breathable – perfect for hot days.
Sézane Sam Jumper, $111.2, available at Sézane
You can make the most of SS19’s OTT puff-sleeve trend in knitwear too. Wear with a pair of tan Bermuda shorts to also tick off the summer neutrals trend.
Tach Clothing Iris Mohair Elastano Knit Bodysuit, $105.89, available at Tach Clothing
What’s more French than a Breton-striped jumper? A Breton-striped jumper paired with a red lip and a basket bag.
Castaluna Striped Fine Knit Boat Neck Jumper, $51, available at La Redoute
Style this frilly knit top like Jeanne – tied up over a slinky patterned miniskirt.
Rouje Gilet Gegene, $116.55, available at Rouje
Sometimes simplicity is best. Style this with wide-leg linen trousers, minimalist leather sandals and a gold pendant necklace.
Arket Lace Knit Short-Sleeve Jumper, $59, available at Arket
The perfect accompaniment to a sundress, wide-brimmed straw hat and a pitcher of Pimm’s. Bring on Wimbledon season.
Castaluna Chunky Knit Shawl Cardigan, $55, available at La Redoute
We love how chic this sleek and sexy cardi looks with nothing underneath – we would wear it with our favourite jeans and ballet flats for a casual daytime look.
& Other Stories Fitted Cotton Blend Cardigan, $49, available at & Other Stories
Who doesn’t need a sunny yellow top for dull days? Bonus: the pretty scallop detailing on this Warehouse knit.
Warehouse Scallop Stitch T-Shirt, $32, available at Warehouse
While this short-sleeve knit jumper would look great with denim cutoffs, we’re tempted to invest in the matching high-waist knit panties for the ultimate lounge look.
American Vintage Women’s Jumper Bibaron, $90, available at American Vintage
An oatmeal knit jumper is the ultimate staple. Throw over sundresses and bikinis in the summer, and layer over a turtleneck come winter.
H&M H&M+ Textured-Knit Jumper, $19.98, available at H&M
Made from an alpaca-wool silk blend, this jumper is super lightweight and comfortable to wear.
Dôen Norfolk Sweater, $151.96, available at Dôen
With chunky straps and a square neckline, this Rouje knit tank top will add a ’90s vibe to any outfit.
Rouje Jaja Tank Top, $81.98, available at Rouje
Instagram favourite, sustainable brand Reformation surprised fans in March this year when they introduced their first permanent plus-size collection, which includes this strappy knit top. We’re loving the tie-up strap details.
The Reformation Amelia Top Es, $36.83, available at The Reformation
Three words: lime. Green. Knitwear.
Rouje Cardigan NoNo, $130.32, available at Rouje
The ruffle details on this knit top are purely pretty; the off-the-shoulder detail is deliciously sexy.
Tach Clothing Checa Top, $95.92, available at Tach Clothing
Tie-up pieces like this Musier Paris cardigan will help you avoid grandma territory.
Musier Paris Cardigan Tina, $59.54, available at Musier Paris
Wear this buttoned knit top on its own, undone over a graphic T-shirt and jeans, or belted over a mini sundress.
Violeta By Mango Buttonned Knit Top, $35.99, available at Mango
We love the bold colour of this Zara top; we would pair it with wide-leg white jeans and retro sneakers.
Zara Ruffled Knit Top, $15.99, available at Zara
This Yumi Curves cardi is fancy enough to wear in the evening at a summer wedding.
Yumi Curves Pointelle And Lace Knitted Cardigan, $35, available at Yumi
Musier Paris designs way out of your budget? Head to ASOS for great bargain dupes such as this button-front cardigan with fluted sleeves.
ASOS DESIGN Button Front Cardigan With Scoop Neck, $22, available at ASOS
We want to wear this pink knit as a top, buttoned up over a slinky, patterned midi skirt.
ASOS DESIGN Pointelle Stitch Cardigan With Volume Sleeve, $28, available at ASOS
Who said that wearing knits had to be complicated? Simply swap out your tired cotton T-shirts for super thin, ribbed tops like Sézane’s Romy knit.
Sézane Romy Knitwear, $68.98, available at Sézane
This cardigan feels extra playful thanks to all those pom-poms.
LoveShackFancy Gigi Cropped Pompom-Embellished Mohair-Blend Cardigan, $460, available at Net-A-Porter
We’re pretty obsessed with knit tank tops this summer. In easy neutral shades like eggshell, camel and tawny brown, they’re the perfect accompaniment to white denim and linen.
Violeta By Mango Open Knit Top, $35.99, available at Mango
Go for sporty vibes in a knit polo shirt, cutoff shorts and chunky, sport sandals.
Violeta By Mango Ribbed Polo Shirt, $19.98, available at Mango
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