There are items that we see as seasonal. Items that we pack away as spring starts and forget about until the first leaves of autumn start to fall. Winter woolies are some of those items, but why can’t our winter jumpers form part of your spring wardrobe?
You’re forgiven for packing away all your winter woolies to make room for a fresh spring wardrobe. I know I have. Or, at least, I have packed away the vast majority of my extensive woollen jumper collection. Where once shelves in my wardrobe were filled with folded jumpers, they’re now stacked with camisoles and tanks tops. With just 2 exceptions … the transitional jumper.
Let us face it. As much as we dream of a long, warm, lazy spring and summer filled with floaty, floral dresses and open-toed sandals, our reality is far from it. Although I am determined that this summer will be filled with trips to the beach or wild swimming on the moors, I’m also a realist. I know that a jumper will be needed for those chilly morning walks or late evenings spent in a beer garden.
So, when sorting out my spring/summer capsule last week, I made sure to keep two favourite winter woolies in my wardrobe to see me through all weather eventualities.
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Selecting your spring jumper
When it comes to choosing a jumper for my spring/summer capsule wardrobe, I stick to some simple criteria.
A boxy cut makes the jumper more versatile with wearing as many different outfits as possible. Layer it over long-line shirts and mini skirts, shorts, or capri pants for a play on lengths. Or tuck it into high-waisted mom jeans for an hourglass silhouette. A boxy shape also allows to you to wrap the jumper around a belt to create a cropped jumper that’s perfect for wearing over a floaty floral dress.
Neutral tones will pair easily with springs brights or summer pastels. I definitely wear more colour during the warmer months. Choosing a neutrally toned spring jumper really maximise the wear as it blends easily with the other colours in a wardrobe. My spring jumper this year is a white fluffy one that looks fantastic against a bright colour. It also works well with other neutral toned items such as white jeans or a crisp shirt.
Look for relaxed details when choosing your spring/summer jumper. A blouson sleeve, an off-the-shoulder neckline, or 3/4 sleeves all add interest to a jumper. Details like this also give is a more airy feel, giving the feeling that the jumper is more style than practicality. This makes it easier to wear through the warmer months without looking like you’re piling on the layers despite the heat.
Tips and tricks for styling your spring jumper
Layering is key for styling your jumper during the warmer months. 3/4 length sleeves look great layered over spring stripes, and a crisp white blouses look great poking out from under a knitted v-neck.
Play with proportions by pairing your jumper with short shorts, or tucked into a midi-skirt.
Add colour or print. A neutral jumper makes your other items sing. A heavy patterned midi skirt looks fantastic balanced with spring knitwear. Or wear vibrant colour pops – like a pair of shorts, a tailored blazer, or a pair of capris.
Keep it relaxed and playful. Forget high heels and chandelier earrings. Wear your spring/summer jumper with plimsoles or sandals
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Now tell me, will you be styling your winter jumper for the warmer months?