5 Celebrities Take Knitwear From Regular to Refined

There's no getting around it: winter is well and truly here. You could try and brave the chill with just a crisp tee and a bomber but weather-wise it just won't cut it, even if style-wise, it will. It's time to accept that knitwear is the major piece that will lead your fashion from here on in (at least until late August).

But it doesn't have to be a bad thing, especially if you style it right. Yes, sometimes it feels as though we've inadvertently worn our doona to the office but with a few tricks, you can turn your sweater into the most stylish thing you own.

Scroll down for the best ways to style your knitwear according to our favourite style stars. 

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Sometimes it can feel as though your knitwear is the whole outfit, even though you've got a killer skirt or jumpsuit situation happening. Instead of letting that look go to waste, why not try skipping your sweater underneath your key piece a la Olivia Palermo? It's warm and won't take away from the star item.

Needle and Thread Floral Lace Jumpsuit ($873)

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Selena Gomez was dangerously close to being swamped in this knitted cape but the exposed collar (and cropped style) keep the look crisp and sleek, just the way your winter wear should be. A Hint of what's under the jumper takes the look to a whole new, 'I'm-just-casually-layering' territory. 

Equipment Signature Linen Shirt ($277)

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An oversized knit is a godsend when a chill hits—but no one wants to be lost in the folds. Try showing a little skin, like Olivia Culpo's expertly exposed wrists and ankles. The key to wearing oversized anything is to flash a little 

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Knitwear can really make a statement, if you want it to. Focus on amping up the colour like Alexa Chung has here, and also consider playing with texture—it will make your choices look a little more deliberate (but still effortless). 

J Crew Tippi Sweater in Bold Red ( $129 ) ($97)

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Keeping the strangle of sweaters at bay isn't just about the other pieces you pair it with. Like Mary Kate Olsen, the queen of long layers and oversized sweaters proves, there's more to being stylishly swamped than the pants you pop on. Mary Kate's slick low bun is the trick to her polished, yet relaxed winter look—messy, unkempt hair is a go-to in summer but with so much left undone in this look, keeping your hair sleek will be the one thing pulling it altogether.

The Row ROW830 Signature Round Sunglasses ($505)

What's your favourite sweater styling trick? Tell us in the comments below!

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