They often call them Christmas jumpers or Santa’s sweaters and in general we describe them as festive knits. For a chilly weather dinner part with homemade delicacies and traditional décor, knitwear is a great cozy style option. We love jacquards or intarsia motifs, soft textures, ribbed details, turtlenecks and mocknecks, but also knitted layers such as long cardigans or capes. Knits can be mixed with sparkly, sleek, metallic or shiny fabrics for a textural or visual interplay. Let’s opt for glam eclectic looks based on knitwear treasures!
Classic motifs with a graphic effect can spice up your monochromes. You should definitely consider a timeless plaid such as in the Burberry Chatterton Archive Check Merino Wool Polo Sweater or nautical-inspired stripes with bold lettering such as in the Maje Minotora Striped Wool-Blend Sailor Sweater. Or you can pull off geometric as an accent such as in the Sandro Clotilde Stripe Wool & Cashmere Cardigan.
There is no other brand like Alice + Olivia in creating fun embroidered imagery on otherwise simple knits. With the designer Stacey Bendet’s emoji in mind, we would suggest the Alice + Olivia Stace Face Frida Intarsia Cotton Cardigan. On our way to an exotic destination, we might be dressed in the Alice + Olivia Pineapple Embroidery Cardigan. Animal print aficionados will also be tempted to mix a leopard print skirt with the Alice + Olivia Bengal Cat Appliqué Wool Cardigan.
Dark & Festive
Motifs on dark background have usually an edgy feel, yet we picked the ones that can make it to a holiday party look. Rock & rollers will either been drawn to the wild spirit of the Zadig & Voltaire Sonny Bis Wolf Sweater or to the understated glamour of the Zadig & Voltaire Gaby Bis Embellished Star Cashmere Sweater. Alternative to a similar motif is the Maje Meny Oversize Star Motif Cardigan. Mix & match with dark metallics!
Some knits are enriched with glam or feminine details, and these are definitely the dress-up versions of a sweater. From the elaborate trim of the Sandro Mystère Sheer Lace-Inset Sweater to the dazzling cuff embellishment of the Sandro Knautie Jewel Sleeve Sweater or the celestial vision in the Sandro Patience Crystal-Embellished Half Zip Check Sweater, these are all literal holiday fashion statements.
Holidays are all about the senses; we create atmosphere with scents, flavors, tunes, textures, and colors. Let’s do our best in picking shades inspired by the celebrations. Like the warm shades of a crème brulee and the golden shimmer of tree ornaments, the Alice + Olivia Gleeson Metal Ball Sweater is ready to be part of a holiday selfie. From the lavender sprigs offering lovely aroma to your knits and candles, we land to the chic Aritzia Little Moon Gardenia Pointelle Crewneck Sweater. Complementary to your garlands, the green Sandro Wool-Blend Embellished Crewneck Sweater will transform you into the perfectly-dressed party guest or host!