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– In collaboration with UNIQLO –

And just like that, Autumn is upon us. Though after coming home from Taiwan where they were just finishing up winter, it almost feels like I’ve been living in a cool climate for a while now.

Every season, I’m always trying to find the perfect, most versatile pieces to go with all of my unforgivably crazy wardrobe choices. When I was in Taiwan, I lived right opposite a massive UNIQLO and absolutely loved the huge range of not-so-basic basics that were the perfect building blocks for any wardrobe. I picked up nine pieces (#hauled, oops) to take home with me for myself, my sister and my boyfriend. Yes, you could say I am definitely a fan of the brand.

Diversions aside – as the temperature heads south, it’s time to bring the knits out of hibernation. To celebrate knitwear season (woohoo!), I’m excited to be collaborating with UNIQLO to share with you how I love using UNIQLO knitwear as a foundation to create my colourful A/W looks.

Here are three ways to shop & style UNIQLO knitwear this season.. 

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Wearing: UNIQLO cotton cashmere cable crew neck sweater in off white

1) REACH FOR INTERESTING TEXTURES / KNITS 

One of my favourite things about getting dressed in the cooler months is the opportunity to play with a whole new realm of fabrics and textures. I love a beautiful knit as much as I love a sheer silk in summer so one of the things I like to look out for when shopping for knits are the interesting weaves and patterns such as a gorgeous cable knit. Who doesn’t love cable knit? In fact, I had actually picked up a similar one in a light beige just a few weeks back in Taiwan! This one’s super soft and snuggly and the cotton cashmere blend is super soft and warm. Dress up an off-white knit with soft pastels and a hint of metallic.

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Wearing: UNIQLO Mohair blend sweater in pink

2) BE ADVENTUROUS WITH YOUR BASICS PALETTE

I can’t see myself in the foreseeable future having a black & white wardrobe – whilst essential to some, for me these colours make me feel uncomfortably corporate looking. But what I can warm up to are things like greys, navys and pinks. Lately also, natural shades like beige and tan. I find these hues are the ones that make up my basics palette. It’s these muted hues that work for me and are so useful in my wardrobe. Once upon a time, there was no such thing as ‘basics’ in my wardrobe. These days, they’re absolute essentials. I love the soft and fluffy feel of this sweater – the dusty pink hue is my favourite way to wear pink in winter.

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Wearing: UNIQLO Cashmere crew neck sweater in dark grey

3) LAYER UP

When it comes to investing in 100% cashmere (you know, that stuff you’ll probably keep forever), I like to stick to super basic shades like this dark grey one above. Whilst a colour choice like this may seem plain to someone who loves colour as much as I do, once you start getting creative and layer, you’ll start to realise that basics doesn’t mean your entire look has to be basic. These pieces are the bread and butter of any wardrobe and are perfect for wearing under a vibrant coloured coat. The luxurious cashmere is perfect for layering as it’s super lightweight and extremely soft on your skin. Definitely worth investing!

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I hope this post gives you some inspiration for knitwear shopping this season. I can’t wait to rework these into even more everyday looks this autumn and winter!

Photography: Rowena Cao via Canon Australia’s Canon EOS 7D Mark II

 

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Avanti
    March 21, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    Love these knits! Uniqlo do some of my favorites.

    Avanti
    xxx
    Avantigarde.wordpress.com

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      kisforkani
      March 22, 2016 at 9:25 AM

      Thanks ! Yes me too, I love how they’re simple pieces but they go so well with everything

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    Sasa Zoe
    March 21, 2016 at 10:42 PM

    Cute sweater! Love your hats too:P

    Shall We Sasa

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      kisforkani
      March 22, 2016 at 9:26 AM

      Thanks :) Gotta keep the head warm as well!

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    Carina
    March 22, 2016 at 2:44 AM

    Love the way you styled these sweaters! Makes me jealous, cause singapore is tooooo hot for outfits like these!

    x, Carina

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      kisforkani
      March 22, 2016 at 9:26 AM

      Haha yes knits and Singapore definitely don’t go together. But hey, at least you get sunshine every day almost! :)

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    Alice Shiya
    March 22, 2016 at 3:59 AM

    Loved the color palettes in these outfits! Great looks!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

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      kisforkani
      March 22, 2016 at 9:26 AM

      Thanks :) Love playing with colour !

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    Raspberry Jam
    March 22, 2016 at 5:57 AM

    Love the coat that you wore!

    Raspberry Jam

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      kisforkani
      March 22, 2016 at 9:26 AM

      Thanks :)

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    Suanlee
    March 24, 2016 at 9:36 AM

    I am in love with Uniqlo – lots of good quality and essential clothes. Whenever we’re in Ginza in Japan we always have to make a stop to their flagship store haha! Awesome styling Connie, these are great looks!

    http://www.iamsuanlee.com

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    Rozemarijn de Wit
    March 27, 2016 at 6:00 AM

    Great outfits! I especially love the one with the pink sweater and the black/dark grey skirt :)
    xx

    http://www.cat-coco.blogspot.nl

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    Viviene Kok
    April 5, 2016 at 2:30 PM

    Love this lookbook Connie! Definitely got some Autumn inspiration from you :) By the way, your pictures made me miss Melbourne…!!

    Real Life Nerd
    http://www.vivienekok.com

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    Lauren
    April 11, 2016 at 9:09 AM

    I love these looks for the colder months! Especially the dusty pink knit with the dark grey skirt. Where is the skirt from if you don’t mind me asking? I’ve been looking for a skirt in that cut and colour for what feels like forever :)

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