Is it even autumn until you’ve put on a cable knit jumper?
I’m really fussy when it comes to jumpers. I hate anything remotely scratchy on my skin and if I could afford cashmere, all my jumpers would be made from it. I don’t like turtle necks that are too tight, too loose or come up too high so it looks like I don’t have a neck. So when I find a jumper I like I tend to wear it on repeat.
I’ve had this cream H&M cable knit jumper for a couple of years now and it’s served me well. I think I even wore it on Christmas day last year! Don’t worry, I plan on getting something more overtly festive this year. It’s warm enough at this time of year that I don’t feel the need for a coat too and I can get it over my head without too much effort. Obviously putting make up on after makes it a smoother process.
On this day I paired the jumper with some Topshop ripped grey Jamie jeans which I don’t LOVE on me but they’re a nice change from black or blue ones. Then some ASOS almost-sock-style boots which I picked up in the sale at the beginning of this year. I’m determined to pick up some nice black Zara sock boots soon though so watch this space.
So how do you go about finding the perfect cable knit jumper?
Number 1. Try more than one style on – often I’ll see a jumper on the hanger or model and fall in love with it. Then I try it on and it just doesn’t do anything for me. So order a few choices online or try a few on in the shops and see which one you prefer. You might just be surprised!
Number 2. Assess the hole situation. Some cable knits are just too, shall we say, ‘holey’ for my liking. When it’s freezing outside the last thing I want is a gust of wind blowing through my jumper.
Number 3. Pay attention to the material. Yes Primark jumpers might feel nice and soft initially but are they really going to stay that way after a few washes? Probably not. Do yourself a favour and make sure you know what your jumper is made from, whether it’s machine washable or not (I mean who has time for dry-cleaning or handwashing) and it will save you having to repurchase one.
Do you have any tips to add to this? You can watch my recent haul where I picked up the SOFTEST new jumper here.