How to do knitwear without being boring

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.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.