Fickle weather is an inevitability of British summertime, so it pays to be prepared at all times. As sun clouds over and hot afternoons transition into chilly evenings, arm yourself with adequate protection in the form of summer-appropriate knitwear.

Cardigans, knitted polo shirts, lightweight woollen bomber jackets and cashmere crew neck sweaters all fit the bill. The best part of summer knitwear is its versatility: Wear these pieces year-round, layered over a T-shirt and under a jacket or coat when the seasons change. Team with shorts and suede sneakers for a low-key everyday look that will see you through the summer.

Not sure where to start with summer knitwear? These are some of our favourite pieces at the moment:

Artknit Studios Cream Wool Bomber Jacket

Crafted in Italy from 100% extra fine merino wool, this cream bomber jacket from Artknit Studios is an all-season hero. Its clean, minimalist design lends it smart casual appeal, so it'll look just as great in the boardroom as at the bar.

Percival Cream Purl Weave Cuban Knit

A Cuban collar shirt is a surefire way of upping your retro appeal. This cream knitted version from Percival ticks all the right boxes. It's crafted from lightweight cotton to withstand summer heat and features subtle detailing that won't take away from the rest of your outfit.

Asket Light Grey Merino Wool Polo

Knitted in Italy from 100% extra-fine Australian Merino wool, Asket's wool polo is both naturally breathable and insulating, making it ideal for year-round year. Layer it or wear as is with chinos and white sneakers for a relaxed yet sophisticated look.

Far Afield Pumice Stone Zaca Crew Knit

A crew knit sweater will see you through every season. This versatile waffle knit style from Far Afield, crafted from organic cotton, is breathable and lightweight, perfect for throwing on when the mercury starts to drop on a summer's evening.

Black Ami De Coeur Cardigan

A contemporary take on your grandpa's cardigan, this lightweight merino cardigan from Ami is classic and understated. Team it with high waisted shorts and a plain white T-shirt for a timeless vintage-inspired look.

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