We’ve heard from some people that they think Irish knitwear is a bit too traditional for the office. Traditional Irish knitwear has been around for years, and it’s the perfect versatile piece to add to your wardrobe. You can wear it with other traditional pieces or modern pieces, either way, it’ll look great. It looks super stylish, and you can wear it to work or on the weekend – anything you want!
Follow these types to realise your stylish goals.
The Diamant Cacaithe is a traditional Irish knitwear garment. It features diamond patterns and usually comes in many different colours. For the office, we recommend you choose a chic fitted navy Diamant Cacaithe.
You can wear this piece to the office because it’s subtle and versatile, making it a great base for any outfit. Navy goes with many different colours, so it makes sense to pick this neutral colour that can be worn all year round. Navy looks good with white, cream, brown, blue as well as darker shades of red like burgundy or maroon!
If you’re looking for a classic, sophisticated look, an emblem jumper paired with slacks is the way. Go for a shade of grey, it compliments many different skin tones and hair colours. There are plenty of options from traditional Irish knitwear, but keep in mind that you’re aiming for a sophisticated look. Avoid anything too bold or flashy – if the jumper has an emblem on it, then leave it at that.
Choose soft, bright colours
When it comes to Irish knitwear, you can never go wrong with a traditional knitted jumper or cardigan. They’re easy to wear, comfortable, and the perfect way to add a touch of Ireland to any outfit. When it comes to styling these pieces, we recommend sticking with soft, bright colours like shades of white or cream, they’ll keep your look fresh without overpowering your office ensemble.
Keep accessories classic
If you’re wearing a knitted jumper or cardigan for work, make sure that your accessories are simple and classic – this will ensure that your look is sophisticated and stylish rather than over-the-top. Wear a stylish timepiece for extra glamour.
Pair with a tailored jacket
If you’re going for a more casual look at the office, try pairing your knitwear with a tailored jacket such as a blazer or trench coat, this will give you more formal style while still allowing you to wear comfortable clothing underneath.
For a different look, opt for a chunky crew or turtleneck in cream, and wear it with a pair of well-cut trousers
Try a cream-coloured jumper if you want to shake things up a bit. Ideally, it should be a statement chunky turtleneck or crew neck style! Cream is such a versatile shade that will work well with many other colours and can be worn over blouses or shirts for a different look. A smart jumper like this can be easily dressed up for the office with well-cut trousers.
Dress down your outfit by swapping your shoes and work bag
If you are heading to the pub after work, you can easily dress down your outfit by swapping your heels or shoes for boots or a clean pair of runners, and your work bag for a weekend bag. Boots and runners are comfortable and practical options that can add a splash of colour to any outfit! Work bags can often be too formal for the pub (and they’re usually much heavier than weekend bags).
Weekend bags are perfect as they’re more casual but still stylish, and they’re a lot lighter to carry around too! You can also pack your weekend bag inside your work bag before leaving the office to keep it out of sight until happy hour!
The Luchrman Jumper is more casual, so that you can pair it with jeans on a Friday. Try wearing it with a statement scarf, maybe something with a houndstooth in the pattern to play off the look of the wool. It’s not just about what you wear on your top half – we recommend completing your outfit with a nice bag and comfortable shoes or boots.
When styling your Ratha jumper, it’s best to mix and match other patterns and textures. A wool scarf or snood is a great way to add some colour and pattern to your outfit without losing the traditional Irish knitwear feel, such as this interlace snood. The snood has become a key fashion accessory again in recent years. This will also keep you warm during those chillier days in the office or on the long commute to work!
You can wear knitwear to work!
Knitwear can be a wonderful addition to any wardrobe. But, like anything, it’s all about how you wear it! Here are some ideas for styling your traditional knitwear for the office and weekend.
For the ladies, try a pencil skirt. If you want to look sophisticated with your knitwear, try pairing a fitted grey sweater with a pencil skirt, in black or another neutral colour. You’ll look stylish and comfortable at the same time!
Brighten up your outfit. If you need to add a bit of colour to an otherwise bland outfit, consider adding a brightly-coloured scarf or snood that matches one of the colours in your knitwear. It will instantly brighten up any outfit!
Switch things up with a pair of boots or runners and a weekend bag. For those days when you want something more low-key, try wearing your knitwear with alternative shoes and carrying along with a weekend bag. This is perfect for running errands on your lunch break or the journey to the train, bus or Luas after a long day!
Traditional Irish knitwear is a staple piece for dressing up for the office. It’s an easy way to transform your outfit from casual to smart and add some colour to your look. Use these tips to style traditional Irish knitwear for the office.