There's a lot of gloom and doom about at the moment, what with the economy and this Autumn's fashion trends of goth and military. 

Why not buck this trend with a piece of statement knitwear. Perhaps an oversized cardi or jumper in a bright angora or mohair. Not only will you feel warm and luxurious but you'll add a dash of colour to an otherwise dreary landscape. Take it a whole step further with embellishment or multi fabric design circa the 1980's or look out for batwings and real fur trim for that ultimate Molly Ringwald in 'Pretty in Pink' Look.