Winter sweaters, workhorses of our wardrobes

Winter sweaters workhorses of our wardrobes

I find that winter sweaters are the workhorses of our wardrobes. I have a good selection of flattering neutrals such as grey, navy and cream. I wear these basic colours when I want a monochrome look. At other times I  might choose a brightly coloured sweater to lift my mood on a dull winter’s day.

Above I am wearing a grey merino wool V neck from one of my favourite brands MeandEm. They have an excellent collection this season and several styles are on sale. I like to take advantage of the sales to replace sweaters that are either worn out or more likely these days they no longer flatter my changing figure shape. I now need a style that is looser around my tummy area.

Boden has a very similar style to the one I am wearing above (currently on sale).

Winter swearers workhorses of our wardrobes

If the weather is very cold I add my winter sweaters in layers. Perhaps a polo neck under a V neck. Alternatively, thermal tops under sweaters make excellent layers.

Warm accessories and layers are essential in the winter months.

I love hats especially beanies and berets. Apparently, we lose heat through our heads. So it is worth covering your head to keep extra warm. Scarves and gloves are also accessories that help to keep us cosy. Well chosen they also complete an outfit.

I have just bought this beauty from Me+Em. It will be waiting for me when I return to London.

Navy Guernsey sweater







Photographs were taken in Richmond Park on a very cold morning by Laura Hines. Follow her Instagram.


  1. Debbie Hull
    28th December 2017 / 22:32

    Hi Josephine ! Your sweater is so pretty. I love it. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I hope that 2018 will bring you everything you hope for and much happiness. Happy New Year !

  2. Rita
    30th December 2017 / 14:13

    I’m finding the lack of color choices disappointing, and it’s been this way for quite a few years. It seems there’s a fear of stepping out of the conventional basic offerings that are brought out season after season.

    • 30th December 2017 / 16:50

      Hi Rita
      I think this year there has been a lot of colour choices. There are some gorgeous shades of red, rust, pink, blues and greens. Even mustards and khakis (which don’t suit me but work for others)

    30th December 2017 / 17:29

    YES SWEATERS are MY main GO TO in WINTER!I have had my sweaters for years…………….
    The GOOD ONES last and last.They are a GREAT ASSET TO ANY CLOSET!

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