YES YOU CAN: Go bold with your knitwear

Fashion director Shelly Vella shows you how.

If, like me, you prefer to steer clear of festive jumpers, why not opt instead for a joyful piece that will work in your wardrobe all winter long. From Fair Isle and diamond-check prints to stripes or a scattering of stars, there’s a plethora of bright and beautiful knits on offer. Simply layer over jeans or go for a more dressed up-look with the season’s pretty piecrust-collar blouses and silky-satin dresses.

Keeping fair isle bold and modern at Chanel

How to go bold with your knitwear:

Work similar tones

Burgundy looks chic with cherry red and pink

Jumper, £145, Kitri Studio

Dress, £99, Aligne

Boots, £429, LK Bennett

Bracelet, £19, Estella Bartlett

Bag, £89, Charles Keith

Pretty in a pink oversized-check cardigan, £255, crush-cashmere.com

Pare it back for easy chic

A pop of colour will lift a neutral look

Blouse, £179, LK Bennett

Jumper, £34.99, M and Co

Trousers, £59.99, Mango

Bag, £89, Charles Keith

Loafers, £135, GH Bass

Slouchy stars and stripes for the ultimate high-low look from Stella McCartney

Play with layers

Shawl-sleeved knits are great worn over pretty blouses

Blouse, £85, Lollys Laundry at The Designer Boutique, Next

Jumper, £110, Nrby Clothing

Scarf, £59, Nrby Clothing

Jeans, £42, Next

Bag, £25, Accessorize

Boots, £285, Sezane