The humble jumper is no longer a couch companion. Take it outside – to brunch or even a party – with these sartorial solutions.
Time to party
Have a summer frock you feel like wearing this weekend? A simple knit worn underneath your dress will keep you warm – just make sure it looks more like a styling choice than a sheer necessity by choosing a knit colour that will pick up the tone of your gown. If in doubt, white or black are safe options.
Knit, $275, by Camilla and Marc. Bag, $3215, by Jimmy Choo. Dress, $299, by H&M. Boots, $369, by Miss Wilson.
Wearing your jumper over a crisp white shirt adds instant style cred. Pairing this knit with metallic detailing, as seen in this Ziera heel, is an easy way to elevate an otherwise casual look.
Tom Ford Eyewear sunglasses, $502, from Smith & Caughey’s. Shirt, $149, by Blak. Knit, $449, by Ingrid Starnes. Jacket, $899, by Cooper. Leather pants, $1200, by Camilla and Marc. Boots, $300, by Ziera.
Now’s your chance to really ramp up your ready-to-wear outfit with a bright knit that’s snug but also sexy. It’s all about proportions, team your jumper with a sleek skirt and reasonably tall heels to elongate the ensemble. Of course, a petite Lady Dior bag never goes amiss.
Knit, $399, by Kowtow. Christian Louboutin heels, $1046, from David Jones Wellington. Skirt, $169, by Storm. Bag, $6500, by Dior.
The most casual and comfortable of all our looks, throwing a jumper under a longer trench or raincoat is the perfect laid-back pairing. Just add our other go-to, souped-up sneakers and jeans.
Coat, $299, by Coop. Fendi sunglasses, $645, from Sunglass Bar. Knit, $359, by Elle + Riley. Jeans, $190, by Rollas. Sneakers, $1295, by Tod’s.