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Knitwear dropping

We have barely made our start with June, yet, when I started browsing the Acne new arrivals section on the brand's site I was bombarded with a vast array of fluffy knitwear.

These mohair and wool blend sweaters aren't the sort of thing you're likely to wear this summer. Why then are they dropping in shops now? Surely pre-fall isn't supposed to hit the shelves until after we've at least made our start with summer. I don't like this new development. Summer clothes should come in the form of barely there dresses and soft t-shirts. Acne, I'm disappointed with you. Put away the mohair until September please. 

On a side note: despite the fact that these jumpers shouldn't be in store at the moment, I'm massively in love with how soft and delicious they look. The ultra long sleeves and oversized shapes have got my heart melting.

Photos via Acne.

Acne knitwear
Acne knitwear
Acne knitwear
// KNIT ENVY //

It would seem that summer has decided to play hookie. Since the weather is acting hormonal I've found myself drawn to Sister by Sibling's AW14 collection. Chocked full of knits, it's exactly what I want to be wearing. One piece in particular, a red jumper with a massive heart emblem, has caught my eye.

The whole collection was rather dreamy though. Some of my favorite items were the deconstructed ones. Knits were literally pulled apart and put back together by crochet. The result is a spiderwebby finish that looks most appealing when layered over bare skin. There was a white turtleneck that was torn apart in just a few places. It perfectly blends beautiful construction with age. It's like a  traditional knit you might find up in the attic of your grandmother's house. At first you're put off by the holes but then you realize they are exactly what makes it so special. I'm all for this, seeing as half of my knits have been eaten by moths. Instead of throwing them away I'm going to try to fray them up in the way Sibling has done. Hear hear for revitalizing items that should technically be thrown in the bin.

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// OH ZARA, YOU MELT MY HEART //

You might already know that I have a serious love/hate relationship with Zara. With that said, it might seem strange that I check their website almost everyday. I know it's dumb but, I have a weird obsession.  

I can't help it though, the site is just so good. And, I've got to tell you, it just got even better with the release of the November look book. It is positively yummy. The knit jumpsuit looks like the most comfortable thing in the entire world to wear and the checked coat looks achingly similar to a certain little Stella McCartney one. The light grey slouchy turtleneck is exactly what I've been dreaming of. Plus, if I wore the black parka paired with skinny jeans I would look exactly like Emmanuelle Alt does when she's warding off the street style photographers at the Tuileries. 

I'm sure if I went into the store though I'd discover that the knits aren't quite as soft as they look in the photos. The coats probably don't have buttons (which drives me cray-cray) and nothing will drape quite as well as it does on the models.  

As a result, Zara, I will continue to admire you from afar.  

Full look book available here. 

Zara November look book
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Zara November look book
Zara November look book