River Island Knit Picks: Autumn 2018

Although I straight up hate the colder weather; it makes me a moody little bugger. The one thing that does make it slightly more bearable is that all fashion stores up their knitwear game. Although it does cheer me up, I’m not sure that my bank account feels the same…especially after looking through River Islands autumnal knitwear  for this season.

River Island is definitely up there with one of my favourite high-street retailers, one of those shops that whenever I walk in there, I’ll probably walk out with something. However much I love RI, whats all this about them not doing student discount!! It’s one of the very few high-street stores that doesn’t partake in the student fun, but I suppose thats forgiven because they never fail to meet all of my fashionista needs. I’m going to stop rambling because there’s a fair few knits that I’ve been loving this season – it could be a long one, so grab yourself a cuppa.

I’ve tried to mix it up with jumpers and cardigans so you don’t all get bored of the same thing cropping up. Starting with this burnt orange/coral (I’m not quite sure what colour you all this), cable knit cardigan. Lets be honest, you can’t go wrong with cable knit, one of the classic knitwear patterns that never goes out of style. Something that will crop up year on year and this year RI have come out with a cardigan that not only looks incredibly cosy (what more could you want) but also very effortlessly stylish.

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Another cardigan, this one slightly more cropped and not as cosy looking, but I was drawn to the technique used in this cardigan. Whats used here is called ladders and lace holes, both very basic knitting techniques, but its been designed in such a way that they both work in unison together. With the lace holes creating an almost fanned look and ladders subtly weaving in, this pattern will do the talking for you when it comes to styling.

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This jumper isn’t a want, its a need. I recently bought the cardigan version of this jumper and I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t worn it everyday since. Surely thats all the reasoning I need to go ahead and spend another £46 on a cardigan??? I can just scrounge of little food in the name of fashion right? No?? Okay…

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I’m naturally drawn to anything yellow, I’m not sure why, maybe because I relate it to being happy and summery, so in autumn this jumper is the perfect one to add a bit of sunshine to those cold autumn days. Admittedly the off the shoulder might defeat the whole point of a ‘warm jumper’ but again, all in the name of fashion. Also, the lace hole technique crops up here too, creating a sort of ripple of the holes which adds both texture and interest to the jumper.

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It has bell sleeves. It screams ABBA. It just had to be on my top picks. Anything that is remotely ABBA esc just has to be featured; making me question my degree and whether moving to Greece to start my own hotel really is the way forward? This jumper has a very feminine neckline, showing off some of the chest, all whilst it still being a very classy number.

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This jumper has all the classic knit techniques that come around every season. What I really liked about this one was how it cinches in at the waist. Having quite a petite frame, sometimes finding jumpers that flatter this is a struggle, but this would do the perfect job. Accentuating my waist all whiles keeping me fairly warm.

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Lastly, onto the cardigan that I think everyone and their Nan owns. I’ve seen blogger, after blogger, after blogger in this cardigan. As soon as I saw it on the RI website, I just had to grab it, there was no hesitation about it, I needed it. I would go as far as saying its the best investment I’ve made this year – forget anything else, this is what was missing from my life. It’s the snuggliest jumper ever, not only this but it goes with everything – I also feel like such a fashion queen when I wear it, ready to take on the world and all that.


I could have gone on and on about RI’s knitwear this autumn, but I may have begun to bore you. I’m currently having to restrain myself from blowing my student loan on more knitwear, practising self control…

What was your favourite piece featured in this post?

All my love,

Han xx

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