Winter might be ending soon, but the nip in the air is still making it the perfect weather to adorn some cool bright jumpers in style. In particular, I am an avid fan of jumpers, because they are one of the most versatile pieces to style, and can easily be dressed up or down to suit the occasion. This winter, I decided to push the boundaries and play around with some fun and new ways to style a jumper.
The first look is not as much about how you style the jumper as it is about what type of jumper you select. In gloomy weather, it is instinctive to turn to a darker palette of navy blue, black and grey, but I urge you to try something different – perhaps, a pop of colour to brighten up the day? For this look, I brightened up good old jeans and black t-shirt combination with a vibrant yellow jumper from SheIn.
The chunky, oversized style of the jumper gave the ensemble an effortlessly stylish feel, and I finished it off with a bright pink scarf to cut through the yellow and tie the look together. The rest of my look – shoes, accessories and makeup – was kept purposefully simple. I wanted the colour palette to do the talking. And it did.
For my second look, I started to think about how I might incorporate a summer staple into a winter ensemble – layering was my answer! I threw on one of my favourite summer dresses – a beautiful yellow piece with a gorgeous floral print – over a pair of trusty blue jeans. But there was no way I could step out onto the street with my arms bare in this freezing weather!
And so, I slipped into a cosy jumper, which finished off the look in style. I deliberately chose a more muted maroon shade with a very simple pattern, so that the jumper would not clash with the summer dress I was sporting below it. Not only does this look make a great style statement; it also enables you to mix and match for new outfits, without breaking the bank.
If colours are not your cup of tea, that’s completely alright. You can still sport a neutral, even monochrome, outfit without looking boring. The trick is to play around with textures.
For my final look, I chose a grey colour palette – but wanted to create a look that was still exciting, with the jumper as the star attraction. So I opted for a grey jumper with a bold start print and paired it with a textured skirt, sheer stockings, a grey felt hat and my trusty booties.
Although most of the items were grey, their different shades and textures gave the outfit some extra oomph. I love a good pop of colour so I finished the look off with a vibrant handbag, but you could easily sport a chic leather bucket bag or tote instead.
The next time you wear a jumper, think of it as a central part of your outfit rather than something that is obscuring it. Play around with prints, colours, sizes and textures – the possibilities are endless!