As the days get darker and colder, a trusty jumper or cardigan is a wardrobe staple that can help us battle the chill. From neutral wool options that can work with your go-to jeans and boots to cosy cashmere styles, there’s plenty of choice on the high street. This year, the fashion world swerved away from fair isle patterns that are typically seen in whites, nudes and browns, opting instead for bold pinks, reds and oranges – perfect to team with jeans or a midi skirt.
A great place to look for a cosy new knit is M&S, which recently unveiled its latest collection. The brand has a range of classic styles in neutral hues and a selection of bold block colours, plus cosy hoodies for cooler weather.
One of the best sellers is this Pure Cashmere Crew Neck Jumper (PS85), which is part of the Autograph premium investment knitwear range and is made from 100% cashmere sourced responsibly with the sustainable fibre alliance. The style is in a regular fit, with a classic crew neckline and fine ribbed trim on the body, cuffs and hem for a comfortable fit. Other brands such as Uniqlo, ASOS and Boden sell similar styles for lower prices.
For a more relaxed option, try this striped half-zip knit (PS79). It’s designed in a contemporary regular fit, with contrasting ribbed panels on the hem, cuffs and front placket. It also has a zip-through fastening and pockets for a modern finish, and the drop sleeves add to its casual look. Marks and Spencer Ladies Jumpers and Cardigans