The Best Knitwear On The High Street

The Best Knitwear On The High Street

We wax lyrical about investing in an Autumn/Winter wardrobe, frequently advising that spending a bit more is the best way to build a collection that stands the test of time. But there’s always an exception to that rule...

Uniqlo is the affordable basics brand who never fail to deliver on comfortable, simple staples that transcend trends. Their core collection of cashmere, lambswool, merino styles and new, innovative 3D designs embodies that pared-back minimalism you’d expect from a Japanese label, meaning it’s the ultimate destination when you’re looking for classic, fuss-free knitwear. And don’t be fooled by the low price tags – fashionistas the world over have the brand’s jumpers stacked high in their wardrobes. Here are our picks for this (and every) season, along with our top tips for making the most of the brand you won’t necessarily have thought to turn to…

Buy Multiple Colours
Destined to be the foundation of your capsule wardrobe, these pieces will always work, whether you team them with wide palazzo pants or leather skirts. It’s well worth investing in a few…

Size Up
We love simple, unfussy crew neck styles, but there’s something a bit dated about a form-fitting version of the look. Size up when buying for a more modern update and team with coats, bikers and blazers for easy, everyday style.

Stick To Neutrals
We love a colourful injection every now and again, but when it comes to buying knitwear you’ll love year after year, neutral is best. From pale grey to charcoal, cream to black, Uniqlo’s collection of subtle shades will keep your capsule wardrobe in order.

Try The Menswear
Sometimes the only way to get that cool, androgynous feel is to head to the menswear section. Uniqlo’s men’s designs don’t differ hugely from their womenswear, but they have that boxy, oversized finish that works perfectly with skinny leathers or more feminine layers.

Shop our favourite knits below...


Made from: 100% cashmere
Price point: Starts from £69.90
Wear with: Fashion forward separates – floral skirts, slip dresses, leather layers.

Extra Fine Merino

Made from: 100% merino wool
Price point: Starts from £19.90
Wear with: Layers. The perfect foundation to keep you warm, just add bikers, blazers and coats for easy indoor-outdoor dressing.


Made from: 100% wool
Price point: Starts from £24.90
Wear with: lighter layers. This premium lambswool is a new fabric for Uniqlo this season, and is guaranteed to keep you warm, along with being significantly less itchy than other wool offerings. These chunkier styles work perfectly with tees and denim for everyday.

3D Knit

Made from: Innovative, cutting-edge WHOLEGARMENT technology designed in Japan; each 3D knit piece is created from just one thread to produce a seamless finish.
Price point: Starts from £24.90
Wear with: Long ankle boots. The 3D knit range not only features great, chunky knits, but also a roster of directional sweater dresses too. Warm, comfortable and available in a variety of shades, they're the fuss-free alternative to separates that will stand the test of time.


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