Chunky knits are one of winter's hottest trends, so wrap up in coat-length cardies, sexy sweater dresses and funky jumpers in bold patterns or soft neutrals. It's cool to stay warm...

Beat the winter blues by loading on layers of the latest fashion knits. Warm woollies are top priority this season - and with many stores slashing prices you might even pick up a bargain.

What's on the rails?

The countless chunky knits and soft yarns in the shops this season make it easy to wrap up warm as the nights draw in. Sweater dresses are a key look for autumn, either worn over leather leggings or brightened up with a neck scarf or statement necklace.

Team crazy cardigans and jazzy jumpers, with short skirts and thick tights. Long cardigans, in Icelandic inspired prints, make a great autumn alternative to a winter coat when there's a chill in the air but it's not so cold that you can see your breath.

Finally, give sweaters and cardigans some shape with a belt.

Check out our gallery of some high street winter warmers here.