I Wear This Item Every Single Day—Here's How I Keep Its Spark Alive

Maxine Eggenberger

It goes without saying that if you live in Britain, you likely own around 407 jumpers. With a cooler climate and depleting hours of daylight, they're basically a second skin. However, volume doesn't always equal enthusiasm, and when it comes whipping up a jumper look for the 78th day in a row, you might find yourself in a pickle. Which is why we've decided to lend a helping hand before things get serious.

If you too find yourself falling out of love with the knitwear pieces you already own, these jumper outfits are sure to reignite your fashion fire. From the trick that makes any outfit look 10/10 (just add these shoes) to the simple layering secret that can ensure you get even more wear out of your favourite dresses, these jumper outfits are where it's at…

TRY HEAD-TO-TOE TONAL

Style Notes: There's no denying that matching your strides to the colour of your knit definitely delivers in the style stakes. Try a neutral palette for a subtler approach, then work your way up to bolder hues. 

H&M Ribbed Wool Blend Jumper (£30)

Daisy Estée Lalonde Luna Charm Necklace 18kt Gold Plate (£125)

Arket Straight Jeans (£59)

Next Signature Comfort Premium Hiker Boots (£75)

WEAR WITH AN ACCENT

Style Notes: Pick out a hue in your outfit and match your jumper to it. That way it'll pull together seamlessly with minimal effort on your part.

Warehouse Cosy Stitch Jumper (£42)

Chan Luu Gold-Plated Pearl Drop Earrings (£110)

Raey Sequinned Midi Pencil Skirt (£325)

Charles & Keith Dark Brown Block Heel Slingbacks (£43)

NEUTRALISE STATEMENT OUTERWEAR

Style Notes: Statement coats are big news on the style agenda for spring 2020. Make them work for every day by pairing them with a classic knit (think cream cable knit), straight-leg jeans and snake-print boots. 

Rosie Assoulin Trench Coat (£724)

AMI Cable-Knit Wool Aran Sweater (£290)

Staud Rey Crocodile-Embossed Leather Bag (£270)

Weekday Voyage High Straight Leg Jeans (£40)

Topshop Snake Print Western Boots (£39)

BUY INTO MATCHING SETS

Style Notes: If extra minutes in bed in the morning are what you desire most, then you need to add a knitted co-ord to your wardrobe repertoire. Not only is it toasty, but it'll take all of the two minutes to style with your go-to jewellery and favourite boots. 

COS Knitted Jumper (£79)

ASOS Croc Half Moon Bag (£20)

COS Circle Knitted Skirt (£125)

Russell & Bromley Striker Buckle Boots (£195)

DRESS DOWN LADYLIKE ITEMS

Style Notes: Give glossy separates a new lease of life by wearing them with knitwear that would normally be deemed casual (think chunky roll-necks or cable knits). The outcome? If it looks anything like the above, we'll be happy.

Marks and Spencer Herringbone Coat (£120)

Free People So Low So High Cashmere Jumper (£140)

H&M Pleated Skirt (£30)

Axel Arigato Clean 90 White Leather Trainers (£160)

INVEST IN DIRECTIONAL DENIM

Style Notes: We all rely on jeans and jumpers to get ourselves through the colder months, and there's no way we're turning our backs on the timeless combo. Make it feel fresher than ever with a pair of on-trend, seam-front flare jeans and a multicoloured stripe knit. 

Wyse London Melanie Mohair Jumper (£160)

See By Chloé Front Seam Jeans (£143)

Le Monde Beryl Satin Kitten Heel Mules (£375)

LAYER OVER A DRESS

Style Notes: Give dresses a longer shelf life by wearing a knit over the top of them. Not only will it keep you cosy, but it'll also make more polished frocks work during the day. Finish with bright boots or your favourite heels. 

French Connection Nissa Chunky Jumper (£65)

Elleme Baguette Bag (£335)

Rixo Elsa Dress (£155)

& Other Stories Square Toe Shoes (£85)

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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