By Gavin Jewkes, 23 September 2014
It’s officially the fourth warmest September on record. While that signals bad news for the future of planet Earth, it’s great for anyone looking to take advantage of the Indian summer and get some extra mileage out of their summertime garms.
However, a wardrobe made up of light materials and Hawaiian prints fails to address the problem of September’s increasingly cool evenings. So we turned to ASOS personal stylist Kieron and asked him to select his favourite bits of knitwear, perfect for pulling on when you want to go out and play even after the sun sets. Check them out, pick your weapon of choice, and shop it below.
The beauty of merino wool is that it’s breathable, which means it works with your internal thermometer, keeping you cool when it’s hot and warm when it’s cold. Integrating one of these into your autumn arsenal is also a good idea from a layering perspective, as they’re thin and lightweight enough to fit under and over other items in an outfit with ease.
A wardrobe essential, the cable-knit jumper is a great option for the coat-shy among us. Even if it’s technically jacket weather, pulling on something as heavy (but breathable) as a cable knit will ensure you keep cosy in style.
It's not always the easiest item to pull off, but those who stick their sartorial neck out and layer one of these woollies under a blazer will be well on their way to smart/casual glory.
Is this the missing piece in the transitional wardrobe puzzle? Quite possibly. The knitted T-shirt boasts all the cosy benefits of its long-sleeved brethren, but with the added bonus of freeing up your arms to enjoy, we dunno, a light breeze? Just think of it as a more socially acceptable alternative to the gilet.