If I had to pick a season to live in for the rest of my life, it would of course be summer. I’m a summer baby and come alive in the sunshine. I love the freedom of fewer clothes and being able to go outside in a simple dress or two-piece without having to pile on the layers and still being cold! Unfortunately for me, I live in the UK and so a year-long summer is only but a dream.
To get through winter I have to layer up and wrap up. There’s no avoiding the outdoors with daily school runs and nursery pickups and drop offs. As much as I’d love to hibernate for the entire season, staying cosy in front of our log fire, it simply isn’t practical. So, on a daily basis I have to brave the frozen knuckles and ice-cold-to-touch nose to go about our daily duties. I still have no idea how anyone can thrive in the cold. A day of snow is great and a little frost magical, but I’d prefer only a short month of winter if I had the choice.
Luckily with thanks to the ever amazing internet, I don’t have to traipse around the stores in the freezing cold to find my cosy winter wardrobe. I’ve been browsing the knitted jumper section of affordable fashion website ESPRIT and created a wish list of their best and brilliant jumpers.
Believe me, it was hard to whittle it down to these few. They have loads of amazing quirky prints. I love a good solid pattern, like bold stripes or spots, a quirky animal print or an oversized chunky cardigan. Thicker knits are my favourite in loose comfy casual styles. I really love all the Cs when it comes to choosing the perfect knitted jumper: Cosy, Casual, Comfy, Chunky!
Here are my 12 favourite jumpers from ESPRIT. See what you think:
I told you I love animal patterns and stripes! I'm always drawn to stars too. There's just something about them. We have one big star at home on the wall and I always find myself looking at it. I also have four star tattoos on my back which I had when I was 18. I loved them even more as a youngster.
The middle jumper up above is probably my favourite. It's a combination of stripes and animal print so obviously I think it's rather brilliant!
More patterns, you could have guessed! The zig zag one would be perfect oversized with some leggings, chunky socks, blanket scarf and boots.
I live in oversized chunky cardigans in the winter months. As I sit here typing this I'm in a fluffy oversized cardigan feeling ever so cosy sat on the sofa!
I'm also drawn to neutral colours. Blacks, whites, greys. Things that can team up with almost anything else. These items are great for creating a mix and match capsule wardrobe. A small wardrobe of items that can be teamed with anything else in your wardrobe to ensure it's wear time is maximised and you don't end up buying lots of different pieces that can't be worn together.
There we have it. My 12 favourite jumpers from ESPRIT. Hope you like them too.
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