These Throw-On Knitted Sets Are My Key to Looking Elevated in a Hurry


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Cosy season is upon us! The clocks are about to go back, the temperature has dropped significantly in the last week, and rather than getting miserable about another summer passing as quick as a flash (seriously, where does it go?), this year I'm embracing it. I recently tried my first pumpkin spiced latte, I ordered a par of UGG boots and I'm stocking up on wintery-smelling candles. I'm also rediscovering one of my favourite things about this time of year—Free People's knitted sets. Hibernation mode: activated. 

You might initially think of Free People as being a beachy, summer-ready destination full of boho dresses and soft layers, but I'd really advise you to take a look through not only the brand's knitwear but the jackets and boots too. If you've never tried them for yourself, Free People's knitted sets in particular are the stuff of cosy dreams. And while they work for throwing over swimwear on chillier summer evenings, they really come into their own in autumn paired with chunky socks and puffer coats.

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Not only are Free People's co-ords my top choice for working from home days and lazy weekends curled up on the sofa, they're also always what I turn to on busy mornings when I need to look that little bit pulled-together. Whether it's doing the school run, meeting a friend for a coffee or meeting, or popping to the local farmers market, there's just something about a matching set that suddenly makes your whole outfit feel a bit polished (while still being able to enjoy ridiculous levels of comfort). And rest assured, these knitted sets are much chicer than a classic tracksuit. 

It's not just me that loves Free People knitted sets either, a whole host of influencers have been spotted wearing them over the years (believe me when I say they're an untold industry secret). Keep scrolling to see how fashion people have been styling theirs for some inspiration. There's so many options to choose from on the brand's site to suit your style, not to mention the different colours they all come in—the incredibly popular Hailee set which sells out every year comes in no less than forty colours—so I've rounded up my personal favourite below to get you started. Enjoy!

See How Influencers Are Wearing Their Free People Knitted Sets:


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Monikh makes the Adelaide Sweater Set look incredibly chic. 


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Knitted short sets are perfect for cosying up around the house. 


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This new cardigan set is so gorgeous. 


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Jess styles her Malibu set with a wool cape, jewellery and a red lip to dress it up. 

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Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.