Turning knitwear into night (out) wear

Is is just us, or did everyone else forget that they live in the UK this year? If you haven’t heard yet, we had one of the four hottest summers since records began.
 

Crazy. But now the nights are drawing in and we’re still sitting in beer gardens even though beer garden weather is 100% out the window.

 

Well here at Peacocks, we’re ready to embrace snug nights in, mulled wine and WAY too much chocolate. And we’ll deal with the cold the best way we know – by styling it out with knitwear.

 

Sure, even dressy cardigans and evening jumpers will never cut it when you’re going out-out, but for cosy autumn dates, meals out and cocktails, we’ll show you how to maintain the dressed-up factor without feeling frozen.

 

Snuggle up in soft, sweet chenille

 

If you’re going to layer with a dressy cardigan, shop like you’re after a dress during party season. Only luxe materials will do if you’re trying to make an impression, and stay away from oversized designs, if like us, you sometimes feel buried in knitwear.

 

This longline black cardigan is made from velvety chenille, so you’ll feel and look as chic as you are cosy. Team with a sleek, patterened skirt and heeled boots for a trip to the Christmas markets.


Black chenille cardigan: £22
Cream jumper: £6

Invest in fitted, neutral evening jumpers

 

For AW18, there’s nothing more sophisticated than a roll-neck jumper. Choose neutral colours so you can style yours a few ways and wear with a statement skirt.

 

This asymmetric cut and bold red check makes a gorgeous pairing for a friend’s birthday or Friday night drinks.

 


Roll-neck jumper: £12
Red tartan skirt: £18

 

Bring out wintry shades and shiny leggings

Whether you’re a fan of this season’s frosty brights or warm, deep purples, you can create a chic, wintry vibe with our leather-look leggings.

 

Pair classic black with this uber-feminine fuschia jumper or lighten burgundy jeggings with a 100% cotton, grey roll neck, for a lunch date or autumn walk with your other half.

 

Grey roll neck: £6
Burgundy jeggings: £20
Pink jumper: £10
Black jeggings: £20

Rework this season’s stripe trend

Stripes were living their best life in summer and that’s not stopping any time soon, but we’re swapping cotton camis for warm, tailored knits and tucking them into party-worthy skirts to take things up a notch.

 

Add this black, vinyl statement piece to your wardrobe and make waves with thick tights and chunky boots, no matter what’s on the cards for your weekend!

 


Black vinyl mini skirt: £18
Black striped jumper: £16

Master layering with retro, fine-knit brights

 

There are lots of knitted and jumper dresses making us swoon this season, but that doesn’t mean we’re happy to push our favourite sleeveless and lightweight designs to the back of the wardrobe.

 

This fine-knit yellow cardigan will put a cool retro spin on autumn florals. Finish your look with brown leather boots and accessories.

 

 

Yellow, fine-knit cardigan: £12
Ruched-front dress: £12

Is there anything more exciting about autumn than buying your first piece of knitwear? Shop the affordable range of women’s jumpers and cardigans at Peacocks today and show us your haul on Instagram when it arrives!