When it comes to lockdown dressing, instead of jogging bottoms or loungewear co-ords, the cosy item that I wear every single day is a jumper or cardigan. It's hardly a surprising choice given quite how freezing it has been this winter. Considering they are all I wear, I have been steadily building up my collection over the past few months, with a mix of classic, simple knits and more statement styles that make them the focal point of an outfit.
Perhaps it's seeing myself from the waist up five days a week via Zoom calls or the need for some colour as an antidote to the bleakness of February weather, but I've been neglecting the grey and navy jumpers I usually wear every winter and am looking for something a little jollier. My all-time favourite knit is a lilac cardigan from American Vintage, but I also have been loving prints, such as stripes, embroidered flowers, and bold checks. As far as I'm concerned, they need to be colourful and have personality but still be soft and comfortable to wear all day at home.
Below, I've shared six of the knits that I've been wearing at my desk this week and I think are going to be popular knitwear choices for this spring.
This cosy cardigan is an old style from American Vintage, but there's no shortage of soft purple knits around this spring to choose from.
& Other Stories Cropped Mock Neck Sweater (£35)
American Vintage Cardigan (£150)
Ganni Cropped V-Neck Cardigan (£245)
Another colour I love when it comes to knitwear is powder blue, and I find that it goes with everything.
Glassworks Blue and White Intarsia Cloud Wool Blend Jumper (£75)
& Other Stories Alpaca Blend Scallop Knit Sweater (£85)
Lisa Yang Olympia Ribbed Cashmere Polo Shirt (£330)
This green-check style is from Jessie Bush's collaboration with Kitri. Checkerboard is a popular trend for spring/summer 2021, so you'll find these jumpers in lots of different colourways.
Kitri x Jessie Bush Lisa Checked Sweater (£135)
La Fetiche Tuffin Check Lambswool Sweater (£490)
& Other Stories Oversized Colour Block Cardigan (£120)
Zip-front jumpers have been trending for quite a while, and this oversized striped pullover with a circular zip from Zara was my one lockdown purchase in January.
Zara Striped Knit Sweater (£30)
& Other Stories Oversized Zip Collar Wool Sweater (£95)
Mango Striped Sweater With Zip (£36)
Brands like Shrimps, Miu Miu, and LoveShackFancy have been creating ever-so-cute cardigans with vintage-style floral embroidery, little buttons, and sugary colours.
Shrimps Mira Floral-Embroidered Wool-Blend Cardigan (£295)
LoveShackFancy Briallon Embroidered Knitted Cardigan (£360.82)
Self-Portrait Cropped Lace-Trimmed Crystal-Embellished Cable-Knit Cardigan (£280)
Next up, See our guide to the key trends for spring summer 2021.
This jumper is an old Labelmix favourite, and it's simple, but I find the colour-block panelling makes it a little more interesting.
Jw Anderson Color-Block Wool Sweater (£295)
Mango Multi-Coloured Knit Sweater (£50)
Connolly Block-Colour Ribbed Wool Sweater (£730)
Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2021 fashion trends to know
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