Personal Style: Knit Wit: Style Secrets for Wearing Fall's Most Fabulous Fabric.

If I were to choose a fabric to wear forever, it would certainly be knits. I love their forgiving yet body-con nature. They "hug" you without ever feeling binding or restrictive. While summer may dazzle us with airy light cotton dresses, fall embraces us with knits in a wide range of weights and styles - offering something spectacular for every body type. 

Why do I love kit so much? Well made knit dresses are extremely comfortable and unbelievably forgiving. Whether it's a "fit & fabulous" day or you're feeling a little soft, these garments offer the ideal blend of structure and flexibility to feel like a welcome second skin.

Not going for that super tight Kardashian look? Select a flared option with a little movement around the hips. Headed to the office? Midi length will take you from desk to date night without a hitch. Sleeveless shifts can be dressed up with a jacket for added structure & formality. Sandals can be swapped out for boots as the leaves begin to fall. Versatility is definitely the name of the game with knitted pieces, which is why designers and fashionistas adore them. 

For me, these dresses (and frankly, all knit pieces) are true wardrobe winners. The newest iterations are sleek and sophisticated - making them worthy of investment. Here are a few personal tips for choosing the right knit:

  • Fabric is everything: a mix of synthetics like viscose, nylon, spandex & rayon offer stretch and also are fade resistant, meaning they'll look just as marvelous for years to come
  • Know your body: consider whether you want to showcase your bodacious bod or are looking for a more cozy feel, there's a knit for you. Study the description and the images online to determine the fit of a piece
  • Be wiling to experiment: Herve Leger may be best known for bandage dresses, but with that signature tight woven fabric comes considerable structure. The brand offers fit & flare garments guaranteed to fit any frame and enviable slinky fabric. 
  • Know your goals & stick t your price point: before shopping, determine how many dresses you need and how much you're willing to invest. If you fall in love with something out of your range, just bookmark it and watch for sales. They ALWAYS come around, and if you're willing to stalk that yummy item it will eventually go on sale. just be ready to pounce!