Jumpers/sweaters, whatever you like to call them. They’re a wardrobe staple with a purpose. A piece you can wear every week for nine months of the year. The knit can be found in various weights. I find them a wardrobe staple and so comfortable and practical.
My personal preference is soft cashmere, depending on my budget. You can get some good quality everyday cashmere at Uniqlo. Nearly as soft and a good workhorse is merino wool. This is often my everyday choice.
There is a trend this season for graphic and architectural designs. Jigsaw has a very interesting range. Above Black&white sweater teamed with black trousers. The deep burgundybag, boots and scarf compliment the monochrome black and white palette.
Further interesting designs.
This jacket by JCrew is the best purchase I have made this season. It is the perfect everyday jacket, especially in wet and windy London. It has that hard to find combination of looking casual and smart at the same time. I am wearing it here with a pair of classic black trousers similar and a sleevelessgreysweater from the new John Lewis “Modern Rarity” range. I will be showing the sweater in greater detail in a future post. The jacket is long enough to keep you warm and will be ideal for travelling. It has dozens of pockets of varying sizes, perfect for holding your passport, boarding pass, money etc.
I love tunics and tunic dresses. I always have. I find they create a flattering proportion when teamed with trousers. It elongates the body and skims over the hips. If you are petite or have shortish legs you will need to play with the length of the tunic and trousers. I find it helps to match your shoes to your trousers as this gives the illusion of longer legs.
The tunic I am wearing here is by one of my favourite brands Hopefashionuk. See my previous post where I wore their sleeveless grey coat. I find that they understand the shape and cut that flatters us older women. Their sizing is also easy to understand and generous.