To keep the cold out why not try out the best of the understated knit, mohair Jumper. The fluffy stuff is the best thing to keep you warm this winter.
It is one of the oldest textiles used today and the fashion world is taking notice once again. Mohair is the silk like fabric that comes from the hair of the Angora goat. Not to be confused with Angora wool (rabbit fur), mohair is durable yet ever so soft. Warm in the winter but cool in the summer, a mohair jumper should be on your wish list this season. This week Inhale Fashion looks at the best mohair jumpers on the wool market for you and your wardrobe.
First up is Acnes Autumn 2012 collection. Playing with imitation fabrics like leatherette against high-end fabrics like mohair and tweed, achieve a collection that teases with the rebel and grunge in all of us. With boxy shapes, leatherette layering and a love of mohair, Acne is one label you need to know. The Swedish brand is known for its simple and modern designs, something that we love here at Inhale Fashion. The mohair jumpers and coats seen in their AW12 collection have inspired us to embrace the fluffiness and are definitely worth drooling over whether you’re looking for a formal or casual look (Mr Porter has some great mohair and wool Blends by Acne).
Taking inspiration from Acne’s collection, you can easily fit mohair into your style. Paul Smith’s wool and mohair blend roll neck sweater is perfect for keeping you warm in the office. Wear with smart navy trousers and your winter coat and you’ll be working that tailored yet warm winter look. Debenhams also do a range of mohair suit pieces if you’re heading to the high street. For a more casual look and one that doesn’t break the bank look to United Colours of Benetton. The blue patterned V-neck jumper will go well with your casual jeans, or match with tan chinos if you want to brighten up the look. Similarly, the yellow crew neck sweater is just what you need to brighten the winter months. Again, worn with your favourite jeans or match with grey or black jeans will keep you stylish and cosy.
Mohair is the must have material this winter, being so light-weight that it can be mixed with wool making for a more friendly budget. If find yourself into your vintage you can also head to your local thrift shop where you can find some mohair treasures. It is safe to say that this winter, you can be full on with the fluff.