Winter officially starts next week. But with crisp mornings and chilly evenings already setting in, we’re looking to our favourite local brands for snug knitwear that makes light work of getting dressed each day.

Alemais Sporty sweater

$495 Alemais Sporty Sweater Alemais applies its playful design DNA to this alpaca-blend style. The perfect antidote to dreary days.

Commas oversized wool cardigan

$690 Commas Oversized Wool Cardigan A resort brand at heart, Commas puts a vacation-ready spin on knitwear with this oversized cardi. We can imagine it slung over swimwear on the cusp of European summer or layered with vintage denim for Aussie winter.

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Marle Tullia cardigan

$460 Marle Tullia Cardigan Kiwi brand Marle offers up another oversized style that gives off grandpa-chic energy. The chunky cable knit is finished with alternative button closures so you can mix up your look.

Haulier Marnier knit

$695 Haulier Marnier Knit Haulier is best known for its bags. But the brand’s first foray into knitwear is proving to be an equal hit. The capsule collection is handmade in Italy from 100 per cent superfine Australian merino wool.

Sir Playback oversized sweater

$390 Sir Playback Oversized Sweater Every wardrobe needs a classic black sweater. Sir adds a preppy twist to this slouchy silhouette with a half button placket and spread collar neckline.

Wynn Hamlyn argyle cable sweater

$595 Wynn Hamlyn Argyle Cable Sweater Another Kiwi favourite, Wynn Hamlyn has just dropped a special-release edit of knitwear – in 100 per cent merino wool – for the start of winter. There are two basket-stitch styles in contrasting colours, as well as this rakish take on an argyle sweater.

Assembly Label Sky jumper

$200 Assembly Label Sky Jumper Classic cream, 100 per cent wool and $200 – this piece from Assembly Label is yet another sleeper hit for minimalist wardrobes.

Camilla and Marc Thalassa sweater

$350 Camilla and Marc Thalassa Sweater Camilla and Marc’s Thalassa style is giving Andy Sachs cerulean sweater in the best way possible. The wool blend has a textured finish which will lift layered looks.

P Johnson Emily cashmere sweater

$845 P Johnson Emily Cashmere sweater P Johnson delivers quiet luxury with its elegant cashmere knits. This forest green colourway just needs cream wide-leg pants, golden jewellery and a camel coloured coat to take you into Upper East Side territory.

Friends With Frank Emelie cardigan

$399 Friends With Frank The Emelie Cardigan This mauve mohair and wool-blend cardi from Melbourne brand Friends With Frank serves as the perfect closet cleanser for anyone stuck in a black/white/grey/brown rut.

Hansen & Gretel Pippa jumper

$269 Hansen and Gretel Pippa Jumper But to be honest, there’s nothing wrong with brown. Especially when it’s perfectly mottled in thick wool with balloon sleeves as per Hansen & Gretel’s Pippa jumper.

Emma Mulholland on Holiday Forever Yours cardigan

$295 Emma Mulholland on Holiday Forever Yours Cardigan Can’t afford a midyear holiday? This chunky cardi from Emma Mulholland on Holiday is the next best thing. The heart and lip motifs have won us over.

Henne Solene cardigan

$229 Henne Solene Cardigan Henne makes a case for winter whites with its fluffy Solene cardigan. Wear with the brand’s cult high-rise denim or layer with a tailored skirt and loafers at the office.

Harris Tapper Celia knit jumper

$527 Harris Tapper Celia Knit Jumper New Zealand brands just know how to do knitwear. Harris Tapper offers up a winter version of the going-out top with this subtly sparkling sweater.

Kowtow Memphis jumper

$329 Kowtow Memphis Jumper Another New Zealand name on the list: Kowtow does responsibly crafted knitwear in 100 per cent certified Fair Trade organic cotton. This squiggly style with lilac detailing is a favourite for all seasons.

A Emery Lewis knit

$350 A Emery Lewis Knit Looking for a classic? A Emery’s elegant V-neck Lewis knit is made from merino wool in a compact knit. Add the chocolate, almond and charcoal colours to your wardrobe for the ultimate understated luxe looks.

Lee Mathews Sawyer cable-knit cardigan

$499 Lee Mathews Sawyer Cable Knit Cardigan Put on preppy vibes with this cable-knit style from Lee Mathews. The superfine alpaca and merino wool construction is what winter wardrobe dreams are made of.

Maggie Marilyn Boyfriend sweater

$695 Maggie Marilyn Boyfriend Sweater This butter-yellow sweater from Maggie Marilyn’s collection is one of many knits we’re eyeing from the Kiwi brand. The 100 per cent cashmere design fits with classic proportions.

Lovaan Fleur cardigan

$345 Lovaan Fleur Cardigan If you’re yet to find the perfect pop of red to style this season, Lovaan delivers with its crimson Fleur cardi. The golden bow buttons are simply the cherry on top.

Lmnd WR track top

$289 LMND WR Track Top This sportier style from Lmnd can do day, night and everything in between. Wear it with the matching track pants or layer up with a blazer – there are four colours to choose from (and some are on sale).

Venroy mohair checked sweater

$300 Venroy Mohair Checked Sweater The warped checked detail on this ultra-fine mohair style from Venroy will revive tired cold-weather collections.

Best Jumpers Mate sweater

$245 Best Jumpers Mate Sweater Best Jumpers updates its signature Mate sweater in trending chocolate brown this winter. Add the merino wool piece to your knitwear collection for a dose of tongue-in-cheek style.

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