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As much as we would love the temperature to turn up an extra ten degrees as soon as the first day of spring hits, we don’t mind wallowing in the slow segue from winter to warmer months. We mean, it isn’t all that bad: for one, we can still snuggle under our warm doonas with our Netflix remote in one hand and a cup of hot chocolate in the other. There’s another plus side too: we get to enjoy living in our cute knits until the weather gets unbearably hot.
Step into spring with our knit embellishments
There’s knits… and then there’s knits. And with so many cute embellishments, we’re not ready to take them off just yet. After all, who says we still can’t throw them on as we slowly move out of winter and into spring?
Here’s our favourite knit embellishments that we’re loving for the winter-spring transition.
Pom poms detailing
Ever wanted to know what it felt like to have your own cheer squad with you wherever you go? Hello pom poms! An instant mood booster to any knit, our small pom poms design is bound to add instant style that’ll turn heads. As seen on our Ivy Knit Sweater, our top also features small cut outs to catch a breeze, making it the perfect transeasonal item.
Whether oversized or shrunken, winter edits always bring exaggerated proportions. Think jumper dresses like our Leisure Jumper Dress that you can wear with a pair of thigh high boots. On the other end of the extreme, we love a cute crop here and there, like our Harrow Cropped Knit or Zahira Knit Top. There’s no reason why we can’t wear a cute crop in the cooler months – just be sure to team it with high-waisted jeans or a midi skirt so you can still keep warm and cosy.
All tied up
Our latest cold-season collection is peppered with stylish lace-ups and self-tie designs. It’s this simple embellishment that elevates your average knit jumper into a statement piece. From lace-ups that run vertical to the spine (like our Julia Set) through to side-ties that sit just above the hip (our uber-popular Faye Knit in peach, grey and white) or along the back of the neck a la our Versaille Top, our knit tops are every bit as cute as they are stylish.
Cables & knots
You can’t do winter without ‘cable’, but what do you do when spring has sprung and you still want to get some mileage out of your fave knit embellishment? Easy: keep it chunky up top but go bare down the bottom. Our cable knits come in a range of bright and bold colours (read: perfect for spring), like our Imogen Knit in Fuchsia or our Cable Sweater in Orange. Because the cable detailing is so distinctive, the number one trick to styling is to keep the rest of your outfit simple so you can make your knit the accent piece.
Feeling flirty? A ruffle detail on our knit tops is sure to bring out your playful side. Our Edwardian Knit features a ruffle front design that falls over the shoulders and across the chest. With a slight balloon sleeve, this is one feature that we can’t wait to see continue through spring and summer. Looking for a more subtle look? Our Vermont Knit Top has slight ruffles at the waist and wrist hemlines that will add a touch of preppiness to any outfit.
Cold hard metal can give your outfit the edge that makes you feel like a rock star. While we’re yet to see studded details and big buckles all over our knits, we are enjoying an elongated zip down front like on our Talun Knit Top or Rihanna Knit Top. Choose how low you want your zip to go in our ribbed design, and tuck our top into mom jeans for an I-just-woke-up-like-this look we’re loving. Of course, we simply must mention our slouchy Bell Knit Dress, which features big buttons on one off-the-shoulder arm and a detachable belt around the waist. Perfection.
Shop knitwear online at Billy J
Until the weather starts to heat up, you can keep warm on those chilly days with the help of Billy J. From cotton sets to knitwear, jumpers and more, our wear-anywhere seasonal trends will have you looking cute and cosy when it’s cool outside. With Afterpay and Zippay available, you can wear now and pay later – it’s a win-win! Don’t forget we also offer free express shipping for orders over $99 across Australia. So, why not treat yourself and get shopping today for the latest on-trend pieces.