Late summer knits, from kay me

Have you already discovered our fantastic range of knitwear?

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Made in Kanazawa, coastal Japan, exclusively for kay me, our knits are available in two weights: warm rich wool for cool temperatures and light tencel for summer days.

Both knit blends are fully machine washable, drip-dry, non-iron and non-crease, making them the perfect time-saver leaving you to concentrate on what’s important to you.

For 2019, we’re introducing two versatile new colors: navy and beige.

Made to match our suits and dresses, these two new colors instantly add mix-and-match options to your work and weekend wardrobes.

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Both our long and short cardigans are designed with a beautiful shawl collar that not only protects from chilly AC, but also brings to mind the elegance and sleek lines of traditional Japanese kimono.

Our long cardigans also feature handy large pockets that are perfect for carrying everyday essentials, while maintaining a sharp overall look.

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kay me stylists recommend paring our cardigans with… well, everything!

Both crop and long lengths have been specially made to partner with kay me dresses and skirts, hitting the body at just the right point to elongate the silhouette.

Discover our special cardigan feature, and full range of knitwear, including dresses, sweaters and more.

7 Color cardigans for summer

Have you seen our amazing new collection of seven cardigans yet?

Available in our specially-woven lightweight tencel summer knit, our new cardigans come in a delicious variety of fruity colors that are chosen to pair perfectly with kay me outfits.

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Needless to say, our new cardigans are fully machine washable, and so comfortable to wear. Our breathable knit is especially recommended for hot and humid summer months, and will wash and dry quickly with no need for ironing.

What’s more, our cardigans feature charming crystal buttons in a variety of shapes to add a touch of sparkle to your style!

Keep reading for seven fun and fresh ways to wear our new cardigans…

Peach

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(Peach vitamin cardigan, Ammonite daily dress [from late May])

Pair our pretty peach-pink cardigan with our striking Ammonite dress (coming late May) for a softer take on a geometric design. The peach color highlights the warmer tones in this print, and looks wonderful for cafe brunches and weekday get-togethers.

Blue Hawaii

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(Blue Hawaii vitamin cardigan, Blue fonce flower gather dress)

For a strong contrast with a traditional floral print, the coolness of our Blue Hawaii cardigan gives an unexpected twist, great for sunny days commuting to and from the office.

Raspberry

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(Raspberry vitamin cardigan, Navy blue square neck gather dress)

Add a touch of bold color with our stunning cardigan in Raspberry red, a great match with our retro-feel square neck dress in classic navy. This chic color combination is sure to turn heads!

Coconut White

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(Coconut white vitamin cardigan, Sax blue venus dress)

Fresh white looks fantastic against a summer tan, and the mist-matched buttons of our cardigan add the final sparkle and shine to to our simple cardigan in white. kay me stylists love this look for garden parties and summer weddings.

Blackberry

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(Blackberry vitamin cardigan, Optical pink venus dress)

Black doesn’t have to be boring with our easy-to-wear cardigan. Experiment with different ways of buttoning to change up your style, and use this black cardigan as the perfect coverup in the office.

Lemon

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(Lemon vitamin cardigan, Ammonite venus dress [from late May])

Zesty lemon is a popular choice here in Tokyo, with this light and bright shade capturing the essence of summer. Wear with a geometric print such as our Ammonite dress in blue for a natural contrast.

Mint

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(Mint vitamin cardigan, Optical gray Marilyn dress)

Bring monotone shades to life with a bold color, such as our mint green cardigan. Woven as a single piece including cuffs and placket, our round-neck cardigans are a must-have.

Having seen our fabulous cardigans, the question is: which one (or two, or three…) will you choose?

Knitwear for winter and beyond

Did you know that all kay me knitwear is specially woven in Japan just for us?

The washable wools that we use have been selected to provide the maximum of warmth and comfort through autumn and winter and into spring, and are thick and soft, perfect for keeping you cozy and comfortable in cold weather.

When the sun shines it’s time to wear fewer layers, but you can still enjoy our knitwear!

This week on the kay me blog, we take a look at some of our favorite knit styles for winter and beyond…

Jacquard knits

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Specially woven for kay me, our original jacquard rose design brings a floral feminine touch to your winter knitwear! A beautifully thick knit, choose from skirts and dresses in classic navy and warm sepia.

Dresses feature a solid top matching with jacquard weave skirt, with a soft round neck and long sleeves. Our knit skirts have a particularly stretchy waistband with a tight-fitting style that pairs wonderfully with our turtlenecks and matching zip up knits.

Bold and bright

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Embrace warmth in color as well as texture with our red and pink knit dresses and tops. A thick and solid knit, our “milano rib” knitwear is fully machine washable and certainly able to keep out the winter chill – wear with our warm underdresses for even more coziness.

Roll up the sleeves of the dresses in warmer weather, and these tops look especially fabulous paired with kay me print jersey dresses when you’re in need of an extra burst of color and vibrancy.

A touch of sparkle

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Last but certainly not least, our cardigans with sparkling buttons and tops with crystal detailing, both using genuine Swarovski jewels. Our cardigans are available in red, white and charcoal gray, and tops can be found in pink, white and charcoal gray too.

Wear our cardigans with everything from matching knit skirts to contrasting solid and print dresses, and simply drape over your shoulders any time you need a touch of warmth and comfort.

Don’t forget that kay me offers free global shipping as standard, so make this your perfect chance to try kay me’s wonderful washable knitwear for yourself!

Knitwear Outfits for the Holiday Season

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from kay me!

Here in Japan, rather than taking a day off work, Christmas is a time for spending time with your beloved partner, and many couples choose to dine out together and enjoy the festive illuminations around the city, all with an eye on style, naturally.

At kay me we’ve put together a few winter outfit suggestions featuring our beautifully soft and washable Japan-made knitwear:

In the Office

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For those of us at work, try layering our subtle shimmering turtleneck with our rich wool suit in grey with feature button for a look that’s office appropriate with a nod to the snowy holiday season.

Brunch with Friends

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Wear a classic kay me A-line cache-coeur dress in forest green with our matching cache-coeur top in off-white, perfect for brunch with friends in the city, and catching up on a spot of shopping.

Walking the Dog

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Fido still loves walking outside, no matter the weather… Our turtleneck dress in navy blue provides the perfect base layer when paired with contrasting kay me Select cashmere scarf in turquoise. Don’t forget your gloves!

Holiday Date

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An elegant choice for dates and evening events, our white bolero is made from an extra thick knit making a great coverup for when the temperature drops in the evening. Pair with our navy leopard dress to increase the glamour factor!

See all kay me knitwear here, including suits, dresses, cardigans and more.

Warm Dresses for Winter

November is fast drawing to a close, and yes – Christmas holidays and new year celebrations are just around the corner! We’re getting in the festive spirit at kay me with a selection of dresses and items that we love this season – keep reading to see our favourite dresses for chilly commutes and evening parties…

Wear to work

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(Monotone Leaf piping dress, Navy Switch dress, Navy V-neck tight dress)

Let our dramatic original prints guide your style this winter, and our pure wool fabrics keep you warm on your way to and from work. Choose from classic black and white, or try warm navy with our switch dress and beautifully handmade V-neck dress. Stretchy, fully washable and soft to the touch, our rich wool selection encompasses matching suit jackets and skirt as well as versatile dresses.

Wear at the weekend

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(Charcoal Grey turtleneck dress, Pink Milano rib knit dress, Cherry Python dress)

Comfort is the name of the game on days off, so feel cosy all day long in our knit dresses specially made in Japan. Our Milano rib knit dress in pink also has pockets, great if you forget your gloves! Perfect for Saturday brunch in the city, our Cherry Python dress is made from extra warm fabric without compromising on kay me’s signature elegant style.

Wear to an event

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(Black Rose 100% silk dress, Japan wrap dress, red cache-coeur dress)

Dressing up doesn’t have to mean feeling the cold! Made from 100% silk, our stunning Black Rose dress is inspired by the beauty of Japanese kimono. Pair our fit-and-flare cache-coeur dress in luxurious red with one of our warm underdresses, made with contrasting fabrics to create a smooth silhouette as well as keep you the perfect temperature.

Don’t forget to explore kay me’s knitwear selection for cardigans and knit tops, as well as our exclusive kay me Select range of handmade scarves.

kay me Knitwear and Pure Wool

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder – here at kay me HQ we’re wrapping up warm in our beautifully-made knitwear and wool items. All handmade in Japan with our knits coming exclusively from Niigata in northern Japan and Kanazawa, kay me is here to help you cosy up this autumn and winter.

Following our philosophy of comfort, style and easy-care, all our knitwear is soft and stretchy, and washable at home with no need to iron, meaning more time to focus on what’s important to you.

Knit Tops and Cardigans

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Sparkle and shine in our turtlenecks, available in charcoal grey and off-white, perfect for layering with kay me skirt and jacket. Add a taste of Japanese glamour with our long cardigans in black and off-white, knitted in Kanazawa and featuring a draped collar inspired by Japanese robes. Pair our boleros in black and white with pretty shawl collar with any kay me dress for an effortless day to night look.

Knit Dresses

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In pink, grey and black, our Milano rib wool dresses can be dresses up for the office or down for the weekend with just a simple change of accessories. For a more dramatic style, try our rich wool dresses in navy and light grey with V-neck and stunning waist detailing and painstakingly-placed pleats.

Rich Wool Suits

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In pure rich wool, our suits in navy, light grey, light beige and black for autumn and winter are a great way to keep warm at work and while commuting. Soft, warm and stretchy, there’s no need to worry about rain as our suits are also washable and drip dry. Wear the jackets with a matching skirt for weekday elegance, mix and match colours to ring the changes, or pair with a printed kay me dress for easy style in any weather.

Coordinating Knitwear Outfits, from the kay me team

Our super stylists at kay me HQ in Ginza have been hard at work putting together lots of great outfit inspiration with our knitwear collection. As with all kay me items, everything is machine washable, non-iron and wonderfully soft and stretchy. You won’t find any scratchy sweaters here – just simple classic knit dresses that can be dressed up or down your way. We’ve provided some inspiration here, and of course we’d love to see your outfits too – tag #kayme on Instagram to share your style.

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(Milan Rib white, faux-leather and knit biker jacket, Milan Rib pink)

Imagining a date night, our stylists chose our white Milan Rib knit dress paired with our black faux-leather riders jacket for a cool look that will definitely keep you warm on a winter evening. We also suggest adding your favourite pair of ankle boots and a faux-fur scarf for a touch of rock and roll. If you’re off to a glamorous destination, our Milan Rib knit dress in pretty pink is a great match with frosty glittery accessories, perfect for gazing at the Christmas illuminations.

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(Blue Mucha wrap dress, off-white cache-coeur knit top, Milan Rib black)

Heading to a post-work party? Our stylists suggest wearing our Blue Mucha wrap dress with our off-white cache-coeur knit top for extra warmth, and you can certainly never go wrong with a pair of killer heels and a matching clutch. Our Milan Rib knit dress in black is sombre enough for the office, and the addition of a vivid scarf creates visual interest and takes this outfit to the next level – a simple and effective way of making the most of each dress.

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(Milan Rib black, Milan Rib grey)

Our black Milan Rib knit dress gets a make-over! Paired with bold yellow accessories, this eye-catching outfit is perfect for trips to the theatre, visits to art galleries and in warmer weather a stroll through stately gardens. Not to be left out, our stylists have paired our grey Milan Rib knit dress with navy blue shoes and scarf, creating a more subdued but elegant colour palette.

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(Navy turtleneck, Milan Rib white, knit bolero black)

If you’re jetting off for the weekend and wish to stay stylish on a flight, look no further than our soft and cosy navy blue turtleneck knit dress – fully machine washable, crease-proof and stretchy, simply add low-heeled ankle boots and a statement (non-metallic!) necklace to complete the look. For those hoping to add some on-trend knitwear to their office wardrobe, kay me stylists have selected our Milan Rib knit dress in white paired with our black knit bolero. A patterned silk scarf adds a hint of colour, while keeping you warm and comfortable.

Keep in touch with kay me on social media (InstagramFacebookTwitter) for more tips from the kay me team.

New Knitwear, from kay me

Welcome to the second part of our knit collection for autumn and winter 2017, with even more cosy knitwear perfect for these cold months…

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(Grey turtleneck dress, Tower Bridge dress, faux-leather and knit biker jacket)

We’ve added two more dresses to our popular knit line (see our introduction here), with our new charcoal grey turtleneck dress made from high quality super soft lambswool made here in Japan to the top standards that kay me is known for. Fully machine washable like all our knitwear, this style can easily be paired with tights and boots and a kay me jacket for a classic winter look. Our Tower Bridge dress is also made from lambswool and features bold graphic lines in contrasting shades of grey, and is inspired by Junko Kemi’s adventures in London, visiting the city for business and finding her own hidden treasures in the UK capital. Tower Bridge has a flattering funnel neck, and is the star of the show with either boots or pumps.

Both dresses are shown here with our fantastic faux-leather and knit biker jacket in black – the perfect update on a modern classic that combines style with practicality. Zipped up or left open, this biker jacket is just as soft, stretchy and comfortable to wear as you can expect from kay me – an instant way to elevate your outfit.

Introducing… Japan-made Knitwear, from kay me

With the leaves changing from green to gold and the nights getting cooler, it’s safe to say that autumn has arrived here in Tokyo. Hot on the heels of summer, autumn is a time for reflection before the upcoming winter season, and the perfect time to explore a new season of wardrobe additions.

New for autumn 2016 is kay me’s Japan-made knitwear, available as boleros, knit tops and fabulous dresses, the first part of our knitwear collection for autumn/winter with more coming soon.

Knit Dresses

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Staring with our wonderful knit Blousing dress, this black and white dress is a great addition to any closet with office wear in mind. The skirt features a soft thick knit, with an elasticated waist and looser top allowing you to style the dress in a number of ways. Simply add a kay me jacket and you’re ready for work in an instant!

Our Milan Rib knit dresses in pink, grey and black are an excellent choice for any casual occasion. The v-neck and long sleeves make them perfect for laying with other knit items, and all three dresses feature handy pockets that are great for stashing small essential items such as train tickets, mobile phones and keys.

Made from a specially selected wool and acrylic blend, our knit dresses are soft, study and fully machine washable.

Boleros and Tops

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A staple in any closet, our new season boleros are available in both off-white and black, pictured with our Milan Rib knit dresses. Featuring long sleeves and a slightly cropped cut, these boleros are a brilliant match with any kay me dress, and great for chilly evenings.

Our signature cache-coeur style gets a knit makeover as versatile off-white and grey tops, with deep crossover drapes that create an incredibly flattering figure. Made from New Zealand merino wool and handmade here in Japan, these cache-coeur knit tops are so soft and cosy you’ll be glad to see the cold weather!

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