The problem I usually have with shopping knitwear on the high street is it can often be very acrylic or polyester based.
The best thing about these subzero temperatures we’ve been experiencing recently is getting to snuggle up in gorgeous knitwear. I am a knitwear fanatic and throughout the winter I pair it with absolutely everything. I love it casual with jeans, elegant with a skirt and heels or comfy and chic worn over a jumpsuit.
I named I Love Mr Mittens my fashion designer of 2016 and they’re still my number 1 brand for incredible knitwear (catch my 2016 Favourites HERE). However, let’s be honest, it’s hardly purse friendly and while I do think it’s worth investing in one or two pieces, it’s unrealistic to expect anyone to only buy high-end knitwear.
The problem I have with shopping knitwear on the high street is it can often be very acrylic or polyester based. After ample research and buying more than my fair share, I’ve finally found the BEST knitwear on the high street from Mint Velvet.
I’m sharing my 3 favourite Mint Velvet knitwear pieces currently in my wardrobe, one of which is majorly reduced at the moment and a total bargain (direct links are in the outfit details)!
Outfit details: Jumper – Mint Velvet (find HERE on SALE for £29!) | Playsuit – Maje (similar HERE & HERE both on SALE)
If you don’t know Mint Velvet I have to honest and say upfront they’re more mid-tier high street, as prices are around £70 for a knit top but trust me, it’s worth spending that little bit extra for the beautiful designs and fantastic quality. Everything is made from majority wool, mohair, cotton and/or viscose, so although you’re paying roughly 30%-40% more than the likes of Topshop, ASOS or H&M, this is the perfect example of you get what you pay for.
What I love about Mint Velvet is it’s all in the details. Their pieces are elegant without being fussy and are incredibly easy to wear. Whether it be a lace trim or a cropped sleeve or even something as simple as a side split, they just seem to get it right every time. They’re also great with colour, if you like your neutrals or a very soft palette, Mint Velvet is for you. I personally love all of their gorgeous lilac pieces, as the colour is absolute perfection.
Outfit details: Jumper – Mint Velvet (similar HERE on SALE) | Skirt – Needle & Thread (find HERE on SALE)
They currently have their winter sale running which I suggest checking out ASAP. Be quick though, as it began pre-Christmas, so I’m sure they’re in the twilight of their sale season. Some of the further reductions are pretty phenomenal. I’m planning on doing a final shop to snap up the last of the bargains before it’s too late. These are just a few pieces I currently have my beady eye on:
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My only (very minor) gripe with Mint Velvet is their online return policy. I recently placed an online order with them and ordered approximately 5/6 pieces which meant I qualified for free delivery. Out of my order, I loved 3 items but the others either didn’t fit or weren’t quite right for me.
Returning them was super easy; I just repacked them, popped on the Free Returns label and dropped it off at the post office. About a week later I got a confirmation email to say my returns had been received and they’d issue a refund. However, as the 3 pieces I kept no longer qualified for free delivery, which is applicable on orders over £150, they deducted £3.95 from my refund to cover the initial shipping charge. This is something I’ve never personally experienced before when shopping online and although it isn’t a huge deal, it just seemed a touch on the cheap side. I would be keen to know if this is standard amongst online retailers and I’ve just never come across before. Have you shopped with online stores who have the same policy?