Autumn has arrived and with it comes all those lovely warm autumnal colours like aubergine, pumpkin and burgundy. Missoni‘s knit button neck jumper combines all of these with a buttercup yellow, a navy and a grey to stop it looking too fusty.
The deep v-neck will allow you to show off a t-shirt, clashing shirt, or even dare I say it a polo neck. Get it from Browns for £430; winter layering has never been so hot.
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A perfect grey v-neck cardigan is something to be cherished, I never take off my Uniqlo men’s one but this one from J Lindeberg is pretty special. The fine merino knit looks great and despite the fact that the waistband isn’t ribbed but is straight the overall cut and proportion are spot on.
It’s fairly pricey at 144EUR but a perfect grey cardigan is a precious thing, less formal than a jacket and made for this time of year. The sober grey colour will tone down any fashion flights of fancy and instantly smartens up a casual outfit.
The sun is finally here. The heat, however,
isn’t. This leaves everyone in that familiar
‘too hot for a thick jumper/too cold for just a t-shirt’ scenario. The solution
to this would be a light jacket layered with a thin jumper, like this pima
This jumper is thin without being
see-through (unlike those awful All Saints versions of this design), and you
can always roll it up – which is the main trend this summer, for tops and
trousers – when the weather gets a little hot. This top is available in the
Ralph Lauren online store for $97.50. They don’t ship to the UK though, so you
may have to visit your local boutique.
Judging from the price drops at Asos, the
John Smedley collection isn’t selling very well. Originally at £100, it first
dropped to £50, now it’s dropped to a lowly
£32. I’m not surprised. Smedley’s uniqiue selling point was that Sean
Connery wears it. So what? He’s well into his 70′s now and his Bond days
were a long, long time ago. Not to mention terrible. Just like all Bond films.
But to get back on topic, this jumper is a
good staple piece; it’s well made, has soft cotton and fits well. Most
importantly, it’s at a price where it’s actually value for money, which is a
surprise for a John Smedley piece.
The cashmere may not be very longwearing or the best quality but when a jumper like this is reduced to £17 it’s worth a punt. It’s from Topman and you don’t even have to leave the house to get it and what’s more the khaki colour is unusual but wearable. Team it with grey trousers and tee in a soft but luminous colour like coral which is tipped to be the hot colour this spring.
The mention of Umbro usually makes me recoil slightly but their Kim Jones range has updated the brand’s look immeasurably. Their U by Umbro range is similarly refreshing, one of my favourite pieces is their v-neck jumper from Asos (£55), which cleverly uses the diamond-shaped Umbro logo as a subtle pattern. I also like the unusual combo of sludgy neutrals and peach, which will ensure you stand out from the crowd.
I have been looking for a stripy navy top for ages, the kind that the French call a marinière. Monsoon have got a navy stripy v-neck which will look great with white jeans and espadrilles for Gallic summer look. You could also team the jumper with some brown cords, or some khaki shorts for a more low-key outfit. It definitely gets my vote for chic holiday cover-up.