Hi You Guys!
I’m not entirely sure but I *think* spring has sprung. It’s hard to tell, what with all the rain and coldness but occasionally the sun shines so I guess that’s spring. I find this type of weather most confusing because you never know if it’s hot, cold or somewhere in-between, as a result I’ve been wearing my fave Cropped Cable Knit Jumper an awful lot because it just seems to work 80% of the time. I know that generally we do Jumpers in Winter but the cropped jumper really is ideal for Spring, Autumn and Winter (and let’s face it, it’s very likely it’ll be perfect for our ‘British summer’ too!) Which has lead me to todays post – Some styling ideas for your Cropped Jumper so you can enjoy it year round.
Knitting The Cropped Jumper
I sell the Cropped Cable Knit Jumper as a knit kit (not a finished product) If you don’t know how to would like to learn then there’s heaps of helpful videos on You Tube, I also have a lot of tips on my knitting knowledge page and a really simple and affordable beginners knit kit available. If you don’t fancy learning then I’d say it’s definitely worth asking around your family and friends as I know a lot of knitters enjoy it so much but have nothing to knit so often it’s not too hard to find a pal who’ll give it a bash for you.
Choosing the cropped Jumper
This jumper is designed to be slightly slouchy and so fits pretty true to size. All the measurements are on the listing if you wanted to whip out the tape measure and be sure. When choosing my colour I pulled my favourite pieces out the wardrobe and went for a colour that would go with most of them. I was desperate to make it in Forest (the colour I eventually made the scarf in – YUM) but it didn’t quite go with as many items in my wardrobe and rather than making it a stand out piece I wanted it to be a ‘go with everything’ number. So in the end I opted for delicious Light Grey. There are some amazing colours of the Super Chunky Yarn to choose from for gorgeous neutrals and amazing key pieces so it really depends on your go to colours and how you want to wear it. The Mink Blush is always a beautiful choice and goes really well with pinks, creams, and greens and the Granite, Mid and light Grey will go with basically anything – and of course classic black or white. If you’re after a statement I think that the Lilac is beyond dreams, it’ll look amazing with basically all jeans and so good with greys. And if I could just throw out the word Mustard….do I even need to say anything else?!
Let’s talk outfits
The cropped jumper is ideal for high waisted bottoms (which are my ultimate fave) I’ve gone for some easy to throw on outfits and not worried too much about accessories as the jumper is such a statement it doesn’t need a lot. It really goes well from casual to dressier heres a few of my favourites…
Side Note – I’ve linked to all current lines but nothing old I’m sorry …where does the time go?!
I absolutely LOVE a culotte, I think they are so beautiful and stylish, day or night, dressed up or down. I have so many pairs but went for my latest culotte purchase from Zara a nice bold striped pair. The light grey yarn has a real blue tone to it which worked really nicely with the blue striped culottes (how many times can one person write culotte in one paragraph? culotte) Because I’ve gone quite tonal with the jumper and Culo….bottom half, I went for a bright colour pop shoe to liven it up.
I would happily wear this to town for the day or to a lunch (If I ever did those things)
Culottes: Zara // Shoes: ASOS (old)
A nice midi skirt always ups the sophistication level and this pink one from Jigsaw is a total dream. (I also have a red pleated one from New Look that I’d happily swap in) The skirt REALLY brings out the blue in the yarn which I actually love as it makes it look so fun and colourful. I’ve gone for some blue and animal print sandals (from M&S) to keep it a bit casual, again an easy outfit for coffee and mooching about. I’ve then gone for a simple heel to spruce it up a little which is definitely an outfit I’d wear to an event or work thing (granted, my work things are often more casual than the normal work things)
(Skirt: Jigsaw // Sandles: Marks and Spencers // Wedges: ASOS (all last season))
The Sexy Trouser
It’s not often that I want to wear a sexy trouser but I bought some lush grey jeans from Zara lately and they are what I’d refer to as a sexy trouser – Not to be worn when knitting. This is the kind of outfit I’d wear to dinner if we were off to a good burger place (I don’t know I ever advocate a jumper for a posh dinner but you know, date night at Byron burger…this is that outfit.) A bit of a sexy trouser, a bad ass heel, the worlds greatest cable knit jumper and a statement earring (to detract from my dull hair – I had it cut recently and regret it greatly!)
Jeans: ASOS // Shoes: Office // Earrings: ASOS
The Casual Trouser
I try so hard not to be ‘normal’ for fear of it turning into ‘boring’ so I was really surprised when I put this one together as a rather safe option and it was perhaps my favourite! It’s just so casual and comfy it’s perfect for running about in the day as well as popping to the pub in the evening. Simple H&M skinny trousers, a striped tee and some open toed espadrilles along with my jumper of dreams.
Trousers: H&M // Tee: Zara // Shoes: Clarks (all last season)
I couldn’t not add this one in as we all know I live for dungarees, but sadly I don’t have the physique to pull it off so I thought I’d cheat and just show you a peak. If you are one of those lucky people who looks great in a chunky jumper and dungarees then I implore you to do it. Such a fun and comfy look I just love it. And although a fair amount of your cable will be hidden at the front, think about just how beautiful it will look peeping out the back *Happy Sigh*
Pinafore: La Redoute
And the Rest
Sadly I don’t have an endless wardrobe (or the legs to pull off short shorts and a chunky jumper) but there’s some awesome inspo on Pinterest if you were after other ways to wear your jumper this Spring, I’ve created a whole board just for Styling your jumper (I’m obsessed!) you can see it below and simply click on it to be taken to Pinterest…. enjoy!
That’s all for now folks
Thanks for joining me, I honestly enjoyed trying on all my clothes and styling them up with my jumper so I hope it gave you some inspo and wasn’t too dull!
P.S did you spot Harry losing interest with each picture?