Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Styling this seasons knitwear from House of Fraser

Craig of That Dapper Chap styles knitwear from House of Fraser, creating three looks with one sweater.


We all know House of Fraser for it's wide selection of items for home and fashion and the huge number of designer brands that they offer under one roof. In this post I'm taking one sweater and showing you three different looks that can be achieved. 

While this is a sponsored post I'll be open and honest as always. This season House of Fraser are offering a huge selection of knitwear and there truly is something to suit most tastes. With chunky cable knits, zip necks, cardigans and polo necks in merino, cashmere and cotton I opted for a light grey marl V neck merino sweater by Linea. Available in 24 colours in sizes small through to XXL it's a hugely versatile jumper. That's where I come in!


Look 1 - Smart Casual

This first look is one that will take you from office to pub. Add a tie to make it a bit smarter, take it off and you're date night ready.

Starting with chunky black leather derby shoes, I added skinny stretch black jeans and a grey and white printed shirt.  The shirt stops it from being bland and adds interest to the look. I wore my top button done up but feel free to undo a button or two to make the look slightly more relaxed.

The retro motel print shirt adds interest
The full look, versatile and stylish to cover a variety of occasions


A closer look at my smart casual look with the Linea sweater

Look 2 - Weekend casual


Going for all out casual weekend style with the next look I wore the sweater without an under layer. The wool is so soft that you can get away with it and it's slight stretch make it very comfortable to wear this way.

I added some rip repair jeans and simple white sneakers and completed the look with a Nato band watch, bracelets and a trouser chain to add some additional interest and personality.

The casual look with the grey marl sweater

Ready for the weekend. A cool and relaxed look using the same sweater

A closer look at this soft and easy to wear sweater

 Look 3  - Smart

As the colder weather descends we need to layer up to retain warmth. This sweater is thin enough to wear under a suit without creating bulk and discomfort. I wore mine over a plain white crisp cotton shirt and added a grey herringbone tweed suit.

The red accents lift the look, and the silk bow tie and burgundy leather brogues adds sartorial elements that take it to another level.

The House of Fraser V neck sweater is thin enough to wear under your suit
The full sartorial look. Knitwear need not be casual


A closer look at the merino wool sweater from House of Fraser

Thanks for taking the time to read this post. What are your thoughts on the looks I've created? Would you wear a sweater under a suit? Would you feel confident to wear a sweater without anything under it? Let me know your thoughts by commenting below.

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