How to do knitwear without being boring

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  • If anyone knows how to never be boring, it’s Henry Holland. The designer, known for his bold prints and vibrant colours, is all for weaving the unexpected into your everyday wardrobe. And this season, he’s tackled the most basic autumn/winter staple of all: the jumper.

    He has just designed an eclectic range of knitwear for Debenhams, H! by Henry Holland #KnitHappens, and for the occasion, she shared his top tips for layering and keeping your AW18 look fresh.

    What knit trends do we need to be taking on board this season?

    I think there are some amazing textures and cables out there at the moment and there will also be a place for a great take on a traditional argyle as seen in my collection with Debenhams.

    Shop now: H! by Henry Holland – Orange chunky cable knit jumper for &pound40 from Debenhams

    What’s the key to layering?

    I’m a big layer-er and I would say the key is making sure your outfit works at all layers. There is nothing worse than feeling like you can remove a layer of you’re too hot because it will ruin your look.

    Shop now: H! by Henry Holland Skirt for £35 from Debenhams

    We’re bored of sweaters in jeans, can give us more exciting options?  

    We have done some great pleated midi skirts in my H! by Henry Holland collection at Debenhams that look really elevated and effortless paired back with a great knit. It’s a really easy silhouette that feels quite ageless and easy to wear.

    Shop now: H! by Henry Holland – Pink animal print jumper for £35 from Debenhams

    What is the one style rule you always live by? 

    Dress for yourself and nobody else. My clothes are a reflection of me and how I’m feeling, it’s such an important thing for me.

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