If there’s one fall trend to get behind, it’s one that’s as comfortable as it is chic: Elegant knitwear. On the fall 2021 runways, Proenza Schouler, Bottega Veneta, Altuzarra, Phillip Lim, and The Row showed soft separates and head-to-toe knits crafted with warm wools and cozy cashmere yarns. It’s a trend we’ve learned to know and love over the past year, because despite their relaxed feel, these pieces certainly don’t feel dressed down. A handful of fall’s sharpest silhouettes—polo dresses, belted jackets, off-the-shoulder tops, and wide-leg trousers—are all offered in soft-as-ever knits.
It’s a way of dressing that’s both easy on the eyes and the wearer’s body—what could be better than slipping on a delightful fringed midi skirt, structured bell-sleeved top, or sleeveless turtleneck dress made of fabrics that feel like that of your coziest loungewear pieces? Here’s to a season of elevated ensembles that puts comfort first, a trend we can certainly get behind.