’tis the season to be wrapped up (fa la la la la, la la la la!) so here’s a selection of my pull-overs for the winter months.
Hamate2 25 Sweater, Boxfresh, £70
Celebrating 25 years of urban street-wear, Boxfresh have revealed their 25 collection, including this sci-fi style sweater. There’s cool air holes and reflective embellishments that make this sweater something out of StarTrek (in my mind) – I just hope I can keep it white for long enough!
The hi-tops are pretty cool too, from the same line and in that dusty brushed chrome colour that’s perfect for transitional trends like sports luxe.
Disco Sweater, French Connection, £40
I love this colour, it reminds me of pick and mix and Saved By The Bell (everything reminds me of Saved By The Bell, it was a monumental piece of drama). I picked this cheeky number up at an FCUK outlet, because I’m a bargain-hunting-bitch-on-fire. etc.
Leather Look Sweater, Villain, £20, TK Maxx
Now, this is a jumper for standing up and posing in. It’s such a cool piece, but impossible to sit in without miraculously growing an ample bussum. I found out the hard way when I wore it to work on dress down Friday (or as I like to call it, dress up Friday) and promptly sat down in a meeting and nearly suffocated on the air-bag that protruded up from my chest.
Still, it’s a good all-rounder for the autumnal season, and is easily dressed up with a statement necklace for something swanky.
Wolf Sweater, Criminal Damage, £19.99, TK Maxx
This sweater has a special place in my heart. Why? Well let me tell you. Back when I was studying my A Levels, I worked part-time in a factory that produced personalised goods for those free catalogues you get in the Sunday papers. Y’know the ones, with bean bag cubes made of your family photos and silver (effect) cutlery with your name engraved on etc. etc. One of the products that we made was a hideous zip-up fleece that was patterned with a tasteless atmospheric scene featuring wolves howling at the moon. I mean it was pretty disgusting and to top it all off, people had their names embroidered on the breast. My mother (who worked there) and I both found it hilarious that anyone would wear such a monstrosity and so this jumper pays homage to all that is gross in the world – but ironically, is totally fierce.