From the hottest cable knits to cosy Christmas jumpers and fabulous weaved pullovers: This winter's snuggliest knitwear and how to style it

  • Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean that you needn't look hot
  • We've rounded up the top knitwear trends you need to know about 
  • Tu at Sainsbury's has all your knitwear bases covered  

Sunny days may be far behind us but the best thing about winter is the chance to swaddle yourself in cosy knitwear.

Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean that you needn't look hot; the high street is full of snuggly yet chic knits and cool coats to keep you toasty and on-trend simultaneously.

From the hottest cable knits to chic Christmas jumpers and fabulously cosy coats, we've rounded up the top outwear trends you need to know about this season, plus how you can pull them off with aplomb.

The nautical chic funnel jumper

Much like jeans and a leather jacket, nautical styles are always in fashion - even in winter.

Whilst the blue and white striped design is more commonly associated with summer sailing, it can be worn in winter via a cosy jumper.

Nautical stripes never go out of fashion and Tu at Sainsbury's has the perfect option with the Multicoloured Stripe Funnel Jumper, £22 , which features a contemporary funnel neckline

The funnel neck is both polished and practical; not only does it stave off the chills but it looks chic, too.

Tu at Sainsbury's has the perfect option with the Multicoloured Stripe Funnel Jumper, £22, which features a contemporary funnel neckline. 

The only way to wear the look this winter is with a nod to the 70s trend. Make like the Duchess of Cambridge and supermodels Gigi Hadid and Miranda Kerr and team your neat nautical roll neck with flared jeans, a tiny mini skirt and some suede boots. 

It's nautical but nice! 

The perennially chic Duchess of Cambridge always plumps for a Breton stripe and loves to team hers with jeans and a navy blazer

The lurex colour block jumper

What do the Duchess of Cambridge, Samantha Cameron and Michelle Obama have in common? They can't get enough of colour blocking!

Whilst the trend is more commonly associated with bold hues, there's plenty of ways of making it pared back for the cooler months.

Tu at Sainsbury's Black Lurex Colourblock Jumper, £18, will help you add a glittering finishing touch to your festive party looks

Want proof? Just cast your eyes over Tu at Sainsbury's Black Lurex Colourblock Jumper, £18, which is a statement piece for the winter.

The sweater will help you add a glittering finishing touch to your festive party looks thanks to its contemporary colour block design.

It will look casually chic teamed with a pair of jeans and sneakers and super fashion-forward worn with a sexy leather skirt and new season crushed velvet boots.

Chic Christmas jumpers

The humble Christmas jumper has certainly become quite the sartorial statement in recent years.

Whether it's a novelty knit or a pullover emblazoned with an ironic slogan, a cosy but cool Christmas jumper has become a seasonal staple.

Plump for chic jumpers emblazoned with festive prints and sequin embellishment this winter. Tu at Sainsbury's £18 Navy Striped Candy Cane And Bow Jumper will look great with culottes and heeled sandals for an effortless daytime look, whilst the £20 Oatmeal Christmas Tree Jumper will add some glitz and glamour to your style 

The humble Christmas jumper has certainly become quite the sartorial statement in recent years - just ask Samantha Cameron who loves a statement festive knit

But for fashionistas hoping to give a nod to the festive season but still stay on trend, it's all about picking a feminine and fabulous design.

Plump for chic jumpers emblazoned with festive prints and sequin embellishment. Tu at Sainsbury's has plenty on offer, including the £18 Navy Striped Candy Cane And Bow Jumper, which will look great with culottes and heeled sandals for an effortless daytime look. 

If you want to add more sparkle to your look, the £20 Oatmeal Christmas Tree Jumper will be just the ticket.

Blended with metallic fibres, this sequin embroidered Christmas Tree jumper will make a sparkling addition to your festive collection and will look great with jeans and sneakers.    

The popcorn jumper

If you want your knitwear to do all the talking, it's time to get acquainted with the popcorn jumper.

The knit, which is named after the sweet treat thanks to the tiny bobbles of wool that cover it, is both cosy and cool.

Winter is all about experimenting with different textures and this jumper is the perfect way to do so.

Tu at Sainsbury's sell Cream Popcorn jumper for £22, which will pair perfectly with your favourite denim pieces.

Tu at Sainsbury's Cream Popcorn jumper, £22, will look fabulous with all of your favourite denim pieces this winter

Winter is all about experimenting with different textures and a cosy funnel neck white jumper is the perfect way to do so - something that Kendall Jenner, left, and Selena Gomez, right, know well 

The weaved pullover

If you love the classic look, the weaved pullover is the perfect option.

The intricate weaved design is best worn in a neutral hue with simple styling that allows the quality to speak for itself. 

Give your wardrobe a fresh update with Tu at Sainsbury's Cream Basket Weave Longline Jumper, £22.

Crafted in a longline silhouette, this long-sleeved piece will partner perfectly with a patterned skirt and ankle boots.  

Give your wardrobe a fresh update with Tu at Sainsbury's Cream Basket Weave Longline Jumper, £22

The fabulous faux fur look

As the temperature starts to drop, the chicest way to keep warm is by wrapping up in the season's cosiest and coolest trend - faux fur. 

Amp up your look by plumping for a multi-coloured version of the faux fur gilet this season. Thanks to the bold colourway, it will spruce up laidback looks and add some serious glam to your evening attire. 

If you're looking for something seriously cosy, the Patchwork Fur Coat, £45, from Tu at Sainsbury's will beat the chills and ensure you look seriously glam. 

This Multicoloured Patchwork Faux Fur Gilet, £35, from Tu at Sainsbury's will make a versatile addition to your wardrobe 

The chicest way to keep warm in winter is by wrapping up in the season's hottest trend - faux fur - which is loved by Kate Moss

The super cool duffle coat  

When you want to look cool but also keep things practical when temperature plummet, the quilted duffle coat is the perfect solution.

Both practical and polished, it is the perfect casual cool cover-up.

Green was the hue of the season on all the catwalks and a chic duffle coat will protect you from the elements on freezing cold days while ensuring you look on trend, too. 

Give your outerwear a snuggly seasonal boost with this dark green duffle coat from Tu at Sainsbury's. Featuring a quilted design, this knee-length design is finished with a faux fur trimmed hood and toggle fastenings. 

Give your outerwear a seasonal boost with this  £40 dark green duffle coat from Tu at Sainsbury's

The sparkly shimmer bomber   

Metallics are always a hot trend during the festive period when ladies are looking to dazzle at Christmas parties and cocktail receptions.

For ladies who want to be one step ahead of the style set, it's all about the shimmer.

Gold, silver and bronze metallics are perfect for December because they're super flattering and never take a bad picture - no wonder Beyonce, Hailey Baldwin, Ellie Goulding and Helen Mirren can't get enough. The glitzy hues will even out your skin tone and they also suit most hair colours.

Tu at Sainsbury's £28 Silver Sparkle Shimmer Bomber is the perfect finishing touch to your festive looks

The best thing about metallic bombers is that they rarely take a bad picture because they are just so flattering to wear - no wonder Ellie Goulding loves hers

Make a shimmering addition to your seasonal collection with Tu at Sainsbury's £28 Silver Sparkle Shimmer Bomber, which is the perfect finishing touch to your festive looks.

Wear it with jeans, pumps and a basic T-shirt for a daytime look or over your favourite little black dress for your Christmas party.

December really is the time to shine!  

 

 

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