A winter wardrobe essential, the knitted jumper is the new BFF your capsule wardrobe needs. In a variety of cuts, fabrics and shapes, the knitted jumper is an eternal style staple which doubles as a cosy winter warmer too. (And if there’s one category of clothing that our parents will never deny us wearing, it’s obviously knitwear. *Coats and jackets a close second.)
Whether it’s an edgy, skinny fit polo neck or a larger-than-life oversized sweater, there’s a knit for everyone. Adding an effortless vibe to almost all ensembles, the knitted jumper cannot be overlooked. Don’t let the uncomplicated jumper feel frumpy, either, as a simple white shirt takes this weekend basic to office wear essential, whilst lashings of jewellery dress up a simple style.
As a true champion of the knitted jumper, I’ve put together my edit of the top five winter jumpers on the high street right now. Perfect for AW15, invest now to ensure your wardrobe is cold-weather-ready.
- THE SKINNY FIT JUMPER
Warehouse have served up the perfect dose with this everyday staple-meets-evening classic. A skinny fit rib with on-trend polo neck and feminine, figure-hugging fit, this jumper will make onlookers burgundy with envy. At £35, this knit is a good piece if you’re looking for an effortless wardrobe addition that will take you from office to after hours in an instant. Team with a waistworthy midi skirt for an elegant look.
2. THE THICK KNIT JUMPER
A real wardrobe must-have, the simple and uncomplicated crew neck, thick knit sweater is universally-flattering and will work with any outfit. Topshop’s Square Stitch Jumper is a steal at £36 and comes in a muted grey with unique square stitch design and slim black hem detail. Add black jeans or a flippy skirt and tights for everyday chic, or pop on a white shirt and tailored, sleeveless jacket for office wear made easy.
3. THE OVERSIZED ROLL NECK JUMPER
Already dubbed a high street hero, New Look’s cable knit roll neck jumper has been a hit among fashion bloggers this season. At the affordable price of just £34.99, you get a fair chunk of knitwear for your money with this chic and cosy piece, and it’s available in either dark khaki or muted stone. An all-over cable knit and ribbed hemline add to the overall aesthetic of this warm, winter jumper. Pair with super-skinny black jeans and knee high boots for a casual, country vibe.
4. THE EMBELLISHED JUMPER
Warehouse are making winter wardrobes look effortless this season and this studded cable jumper is no exception. At £52, it’s a little pricier than your average high street style but for that you get the warmth of a super-thick knit with lavish, festive embellishment in a non-garish design. It’ll look perfect with tailored cigarette pants, luxe joggers or skinnies alike – a real sartorial winner.
5. THE STATEMENT JUMPER
What’s fashion without taking risks, right? If you’re after something a little more ‘off pisté’ this winter, why don’t you try this bold bardot knit with feather trim from River Island? At £60, it’s a bit of a splurge but this pretty piece is a real sartorial statement. The classic black hue and pared-back, knitted stitch help add some calm to this otherwise brave style. The feather trim and bardot neckline take a normal sweater to new levels.
As you can tell, I’m a bit of a sucker for a knitwear, and my winter wardrobe is packed with jumpers and sweatshirts and there’s the odd cardigan thrown in to the mix, too. Whilst I covet all of the above styles, there’s plenty more out there to see. My favourite online store for sweaters at the moment is the beautiful Olive Clothing – ranging from around £40-85 for thick knits. It’s the perfect destination for someone who wants something a little bit different to what’s usually on the high street.
What do you think of the styles I’ve chosen? Is there a style you can’t live without, like traditional V-necks or a hybrid, shirt-style sweat? Let me know in the comments below!