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Oh hello there, it has been a while. February has crept up, hasn't it? And yet we are fastly approaching March and SPRINGTIME! This means no more dressing for Antartica. However, at the moment this is still a little way off, but a girl can begin to plan her Spring wardrobe, cant she, adding a few (yes, just a few!) SS18 updates.

Whilst planning an outfit for a little Lulu Guinness LFW event I went to last weekend, I ended up on the Zara website buying just two pieces (miracles do happen) in their Special Prices section. The first item was a statement tee and the second, some chequered trousers. When the parcel arrived I wasn't sure if I would like the checked trousers, I know it is a massive trend at the moment, but until this parcel arrived I wasn't on the checks bandwagon, I now am, of course.

On a side note, at the Lulu Guinness event I went to at London Fashion Week, The Collyer Twins did a little talk on their career and blogging and one of them had the most amazing chequered blazer which looked fab and I now need one for Spring, as they would look so cute with a tee and boyfriend jeans.

As for my outfit, I ended up styling the two pieces from Zara together as they really complemented each other with the pop of red from the tee. The outfit was super comfy (which is majorly important now that I am getting old) but I also felt stylish and not too chilly as it was freezing in London! I snapped a little OOTD in the outfit and have popped some pictures below. If you also like the trousers, these are still on special prices on Zara for £12.99! - BAR-GAIN.

Outfit details: Jacket - Mango // T'shirt - Zara // Trousers - Zara // Chelsea Boots - ASOS // Bag - Lulu Guinness // Necklace - Missoma // Ring - Ottoman Hands.

If you are also on the checks bandwagon, then I have popped some pieces below that are so cute:
You have to love a good knit and in these winter months, there are not many things more satisfying than wrapping up in a big woollen or cashmere jumper and stepping out into the cold, feeling cozy AF.

Knitwear is one of those garments where everyone has their favourite places to shop. So I thought I would pop a few of my favourites below from the higher end of the spectrum to the best high street knits.

My top highstreet knitwear stores

Whistles - For your classic and statement knits. Not the cheapest of stores, but a jumper from Whistles will last you for years. Make sure to look in their sales for the best deals, right now they have up to 70% off!

Zara - For your seasonal updates and knitwear basics, I have popped some of my favourites from their new season below, they are loving colour and bell sleeves for Spring 18 and I am quite the fan!

Boden - Good old Boden, now you cannot go wrong with a Boden Knit. They are great for the classics as well as for cashmere, which you cannot go wrong with. In fact most Boden cashmere jumpers are machine washable, which makes looking after them a whole lot easier. Check out their clearance part of the site for knitwear bargains!

Uniqlo - The ultimate shop to get your wardrobe essentials, as well as for cashmere under £80.

& Other Stories - & Other Stories are the shop for your statement and bold knits as well as your classic pieces that have a little edge, an absolute favourite of mine. My jumpers from & Other Stories have lasted for years and I always check out their sales for knitwear that is a little kooky and different.

Marks & Sparks - I couldn't miss off Marks & Spencers from a list of my favourite knitwear shops. They always produce great quality knitwear and who could forget that cult piece last Spring, with those sleeves! They are super reliable for great knits at a great price.

1. Pink Jumper - Zara // 2. Red Jumper - Zara // 3. Grey Applique Jumper - Whistles // 4. Paris Jumper - & Other Stories // 5. Creme Jumper - Whistles // 6. Splodge Jumper - & Other Stories  

A few luxe knitwear brands for when you are feeling spendy

Ganni - For the most beautiful knits in all the marshmellow pastel shades that you would want. Although one of their mohair, woollen beauties will set you back £300, but maybe a Christmas or Birthday treat! :D

Paloma Wool - A Spanish knitwear company which features linear illustrative drawings on each of their neutral pieces, almost like a piece of art on your jumper and super stylish too.

Chinti & Parker - One of my favourite knitwear companies that use all the colours in their collections. They also do the best collabs such as the Miffy or Liberty one. Look out for their sample sales as you can get one of their cashmere jumpers there for around £100.

Bella Freud - I could'nt compile a list of my favourite knitwear companies and miss of the simple styles from Bella Freud. Her slogan knits have become iconic within the blogging and fashion world and one of these jumpers is very high up on my wish list.

Jumper 1234 - A new brand on my radar, but one that sells beautiful cashmere in statement styles, something a little different for your wardrobe.

1. Bonjour Jumper - Chinti & Parker // 2.1970 Jumper - Bella Freud // 3. Pink Bell Sleeve Jumper - Ganni // 4. Heart Jumper - Chinti & Parker // 5. Bang Jumper - 1234 Jumper // 6. Stripe Jumper - Chinti & Parker 

My top knitwear care tips:

1. Don't hang knitwear, always fold your pieces away in your wardobe or drawers.

2. Always hand wash your delicate knits.

3. Once washed make sure that you always reshape and hang your knitwear up, don't make the mistake I did, forget that it is in the washing machine and shrink your favourite creme cashmere jumper - mare!

4. Invest in a bobble comb for your knits when they start to pill a little such as this one from White Stuff, it can revamp those well worn pieces and give them a new lease of life.