It has been so chilly here in London since I returned from France that I have been wearing my navy MeandEm chunky navy sweater nearly every day. Now reduced to £94, only size 14 left in navy. Still available in cream and khaki.
I wear it mostly under my parkas or winter coats. On the odd occasion when the sun has shone I have been able to wear it on its own. As the days lengthen and hopefully the temperatures begin to rise I will be able to wear it as an outer layer more often. I envisage keeping it in my wardrobe for at least another three months before I pack it away for the Summer.
As it is a long tunic style sweater I have played around with how I style it. I am wearing it here with a narrow belt. Belts are coming back into fashion as an on-trend accessory, having been out of favour since the 80s. I am lucky in that I have a smallish waist.and provided I don’t pull the belt too tight I find that it works. If you are curvier around the middle or petite this may not be a good look for you. You can see how I wore it without the belt in an earlier post.
I have teamed my sweater with a pair of straight leg navy trouser. Straighter or wider trousers are beginning to return after many years of the “skinnies” taking centre stage. If you are petite I would advise sticking to a narrower leg trouser.
If you live in a cold climate and are still in the market for a classic sweater that will last you several years I have done research and below are my recommendations: