Playing Dress up with a friend and styling our knitwear

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Recently I've spent a lot of my time focussed on the finer details of running a business, the parts that are vital for its success. While essential, these tasks don't 'spark joy' in me - I'm talking shipping, logistics, warehousing - the parts that nobody tells you will suck up a lot of your time when run a successful small business. 

So, when my friend Imo and I found some time outside of our businesses and babies to play dress-up with the AW22 range I headed over to her place with a suitcase full of knits and we had a ball styling knitwear!

I love all the feedback I get on Maxted's collections so watching how Imo styled her knitwear was great for me to see. It wasn't always how I would style knitwear but I love Imo's style and it was great to see her process.

If I had to describe how she styles her knitwear in 3 words I would say its fun, elevated and practical - for her lifestyle.  

Imo, for those that don't know is part of husband and wife duo that are building their dream life one DIY project at a time. They are proudly, self-taught furniture-makers, business owners, designers and stylists. Go check them out at Al + Imo.

So let's jump in to the 5 styled knitwear looks Imo created for her lifestyle. 

1. Off to Weekend Lunch in Sadie Pullover in Golden ( or pair with flats for Farmers market) 

This is what Imo said about the Pullover...

"It’s got this really lovely split detail up the side and it’s quite a loose fit which I like. But, what I love about this jumper is it's nice cuff detail. Being on the shorter side (160cm), with shorter arms, I tend to roll up my cuffs which works great with this knit. I decided to pair it with high-waisted cord flares, a corduroy cap, brown pointed toe leather boots and a long mustard and brown tartan check trench coat"

 

Imogen Roberts Saide Pullover

 

2. Mid week - Running around going to meetings in Fine Gauge Pullover in Bark 

This is probably my favourite look, I love the simplicity of it. This is what Imo said about the Pullover...

"This is an easy, during-the-week look. I am wearing the Maxted fine gauge roll neck in the bark tone. It’s a cotton cashmere blend, and is extremely comfortable.

This is a really great piece to layer during the cooler months and to style this knitwear I have paired it with my high waisted straight-leg jeans, brown leather boots and a snug cropped shearling jacket.

I love the earthy colour and I can easily imagine this becoming a staple piece in my wardrobe this winter."

 Imogen Roberts Al and Imo Maxted Knit

3. Tonal Grey Casual Going out Look - With Albie Pullover in Ashes (to be released next week) 

"For a really easy, put-together look, I've gone for all tonal greys and blacks. I chose the Maxted Albie pullover which is a mohair blend and the colour is ashes. What I love about this knit is the gorgeous detailing that runs diagonally across the front. In the past, I've found jumpers with patterns can feel a bit chunky and unflattering but that wasn’t the case with this piece.

I styled this knitwear with a pair of grey wool, cropped trousers that I picked up from an op-shop years ago, patent leather black loafers and a black leather backpack."

Maxted Albie Pullover Imogen Roberts Al + Imo

4. Date Night! Merino Grandpa Cardigan in Pale Oat 

"This is a going-out look! Let’s say we have a babysitter and we’re heading out for dinner. I’ve got my heels on and I’ve gone head-to-toe bottle-green with high waisted loose trousers and a tight-knit tee. To finish the look I am wearing the Maxted 100% merino wool Grandpa Cardigan in the colour Pale Oat. I feel like this is a great staple piece that you can wear casually as lounge-wear or dress up and wear at night."

Al + Imo Maxted clothing Australian Merino

5. Fun every day- week days or weekend in Merino Paris Roll Neck in Khaki

"To style this knitwear look I selected the Maxted Paris roll neck in khaki, made from Australian Merino wool. It is so comfortable and beautiful and I've paired it with a black wool mini skirt, matching black wool beret, leather backpack and black leather flatforms.

This is a really fun look for weekdays or the weekend and to finish it off I threw my black, cropped leather jacket over the top."

Imogen Roberts Maxted Clothing Australian Merino

 

Give us your tips on how to style knitwear. What would you pick and how would you style yours? 

 

 

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