It’s November, of course you are wearing a jumper. But, are you wearing a ‘statement jumper’?…
When it comes to this time of year, you’ll probably be wearing a jumper all day, every day, so you might as well make it a good one, right? From ridiculously soft cashmere to party jumpers you’ll want to wear all season, here’s our pick of our favourites….
1.Red Bell sleeve jumper, £45
I’ve always had a thing for statement sleeves and red is the colour of the season, so it’s no wonder that this knit caught my eye. Red is more wearable than you think and always looks great. Wear this with a pleated midi skirt and black ankle boots for a gorgeous dressed-up day look.
2. Cashmere star print jumper, £109
This could SO be designer. The star pattern is a modern classic and the quality of the cashmere is top notch. Snap up now before it sells out.
3. Black Embellished shoulder jumper, £35
What’s party season without a bit of embellishment? This black jumper is the chic way to do sparkle. Wear by day with jeans and boots, and by night with black trousers and heels. Or a pleated skirt. Versatile and show-stopping.
4. Metallic trim jumper, £29.50
Also available in red, this lovely jumper is elevated to statement status with it’s sparkly metallic trim. A great every day jumper, it’s soft, comfortable and very, very wearable.
Another cashmere jumper that looks way more expensive than it is. The grey is a super-flattering tone, whilst the neon cuffs and hem add a clever touch, making it look like it’s part of a niche London brand.
Bonus! Red Strap Sleeve jumper, £35
I had to add this red and burgundy strap sleeve jumper into the mix (pictured on me). Tapping into the red trend, the two-tone colour is really interesting, whilst the straps can be used to tie up the sleeves. Boxy, but a good length, it can be worn over jeans (as I’m doing here) or tucked into a skirt. A great way to do red this season.
Here I am, perched on my desk (because the weather refused to play ball when I tried to shoot this), demonstrating the joy that is to be had from a full skirt and a great knit: I’d happily wear this to a party. In fact, I probably will. This jumper is so much more than a black knit – check out those sleeves! (The skirt is here and the shoes – oh these shoes which look so much more expensive than they are – here.)
1. Cream Cable Knit, £35
I love a cable knit – but don’t be limited by it’s country-walks-and-wellies associations – this one will work just as well with a pair of killer heels (how about these which look not unlike the ones Carrie Bradshaw put in that epic wardrobe – you know, the ones she went back to get) and maybe cropped wide-leg trousers. But do also feel free to wear them with jeans.
2. Cashmere bow back jumper, £119
There’s cashmere jumper and then there’s a cashmere jumper with a bow back which is all kinds of fabulous. This is the tasteful version of a festive jumper. If you’re looking for something to take you from your desk to the office party (mental note to self: organise the W&W Christmas party. Guest list: two) – this is it.
3. Textured tinsel jumper, £39
Some people who will look at this and think ‘eh? Some kind of animal, perhaps?’ I, on the other hand, think ‘come on over’. This with jeans, slim black trousers or leather skinnies and maybe these shoes with their ribbon ties. (I saw a woman trying them on and her little girl was open-mouthed with wonder, “Mummy they are so pretty… But they would be better in pink.” (This could be my daughter’s sartorial motto.) It even shimmers a little.
4. Black cashmere polo neck, £89
What do you mean, you don’t have a black cashmere polo neck? Do you have any idea of how a. warm and b. chic they are? And how indispensable? Layer them under pretty much anything (try this dress), wear with those wide-leg trousers or use it to dress down an amazing skirt (black tulle or this gorgeous beast of a printed midi) and instantly become the best dressed at pretty much any gathering. M&S cashmere is to be recommended for many reasons including -a biggie in my book – you can throw it in the washing machine. en’s cashmere jumpersI also recommend investing in a classic crew neck – many of my fashion editors friends swear by M&S’s m for that insouciant slouch factor. Thus proving that ‘statement’ need not mean shouting out loud: sometimes quiet makes just as much noise.
5. Cable knit round neck jumper, £39.50
I don’t yet own this. Note the ‘yet’. I love it. I tried it on in store the other day and it’s the best shade of pink. In my head, I’m already wearing it with jeans or tucked into checked trousers.
This post was in partnership with M&S although all picks and thoughs are our own.