Good afternoon lovely ones! Well, it’s been a fair while since my last Ways to Wear post, hasn’t it?! I don’t mean to be such a slack blogger, I just genuinely haven’t found the time to put one of these together, much less use my brain creatively outside of assignment torture. I also decided to base my new assignment blog on my Ways to Wear feature, so I’ve being working away on that, it’s all a bit “behind the scenes” right now, but my first post will go live on Monday 7th, so give it a follow or favourite, and let me know what you think? Anyway, shameless self-promotion over, I now have a lovely three-day weekend to indulge in, and wanted to share some Grandad jumper inspiration with you, ready for the November chill!
Call it what you will, this jumper is the cosiest of them all, and sits prettily on the borderline of Grandad-esque and geek chic. Found in all manner of high street stores, higher end fashion brands, and the humble charity shop, the quirky, fairisle, “Christmas” knit is back in again for those on a budget, so I thought I’d focus this week’s feature on it! I’ve found these three beautiful knits in New Look and H&M respectively, but obviously, root around your wardrobe, I know I have at least three slightly embarrassing jumpers in my possession!
Look One: new look jumper | new look dress | topshop collar | accessorize socks | new look loafers | miss selfridge bag
Look One is a simple, everyday outfit. I’d probably wear this for a shopping trip, or a casual lunch date: still adore a sweet collar peeping out from a jumper, and the floaty, girly skirt shape of this Pussycat at New Look dress is perfect. I’d also wear a vintage or handmade brooch to add that personal finish to this outfit. Pop some ankle socks on (polka dots or cable knit are my favourite right now, not too patterned and not too plain!) and some patent loafers and you’re dressed to impressed. Don’t be afraid to branch out, away from a shirt/jeans/jumper Look.
Look Two: river island cardigan | topshop shorts | new look top | topshop cable knit socks | topshop arizona boots
I seriously wish I had a spare £150 in the ol’ bank account for Look Two. The cardigan won’t be to everyone’s taste, but there is an image in the River Island lookbook on their website that shows it in its’ full glory. I’d wear this open, with the scoop neck top tucked in to the shorts. I’m a little in love with these shorts: high-waisted, cord, a deep wine red… they tick all of the boxes for this Autumn/Winter. Team with cable knit knee highs, rolled down and worn “slouchy”, and pop these beautiful-beyond-words Arizona boots on. I think these are soon to be the new Allegras.
I love Look Three, despite it being a culmination of things I haven’t worn in about three years. My sister absolutely owns this Look to perfection: jeans, a model-off-duty parka, white Converse and a snood. I’ll have to make a mental note to bribe her into featuring in an outfit post! I lovelove the jumper, there’s something so easy and perfectly baggy about the fit. It’ll look amazing with berry red jeans (which everyone has been asking for a feature about!), as well as with the parka. Leave the parka undone, and maybe even wear a size too big, so you can pop the snood on for that imperfect-perfect, snuggly Winter Look.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s Ways to Wear feature. I thought it’d be perfect timing after spotting everyone’s early morning “it is far too cold to live today” Tweets! Let me know if you’re planning on buying anything from this week’s Looks too, so I can wallow in envy, haha. Hope you all have a lovely Bonfire Night weekend! ♥