Sure, a camel cashmere knit may be timeless, but this season’s quirky, rainbow-hued pieces are sure to bring joy to grey winter days. Scroll on for 28 of the best, from an Isabel Marant investment piece to good old Zara quick wins…

The hero knit is everywhere this season, from Shrimps’ embroidered cable cardis to Rose Carmine’s sugar almond-inspired slouchy knit, and you can’t deny that they are an instant pep up. Go bold with Uterqüe’s bouclé shoulder-detailed hot pink number – it’s giving us all the Ab Fab vibes – or invest in a cult classic in the form of Bella Freud’s iconic 1970 jumper, now available in an energetic flamingo pink. If this all feels like the saturation is turned up a little too much for you, minimalists can still get the look with less ballsy pieces – M&S’s pretty pastel blue, ruffled-neck top, for example or & Other Stories’ charming strawberry embroidered sweater.

Cardigans are everywhere right now and we’re loving them in a full spectrum of shades. LOVESHACKFANCY’s colourful Fair Isle pattern with chunky pearl buttons is a sweet alternative to a classic sweater. Wear with nothing underneath or a frilly collared blouse poking out the top, high-waisted light denim and be sure to size up to avoid looking too twee.

Uterqüe's pink and orange geometric knit looks great paired with an oversized collar and clashing red pants. Made from an alpaca mix it's super soft and vibrant in colour. Wallflowers need not apply.

Take a quirky knit from grandma to glamour by belting and adding shape with a cinched in waist belt. The 80's-inspired silhouette is very Isabel Marant but Zara's oversized floral knit comes at a fraction of the price.

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