If you live in Britain, you likely own around 407 jumpers. Okay, I'm exaggerating, but with a cooler climate and depleting hours of daylight, they're basically a second skin for those of us who call this little island home. 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 feeling less than inspired. This is why I've decided to lend you a helping hand before things get seriously dire by showcasing the coolest jumper outfits to try in 2022.
If you, too, find yourself falling out of love with the knitwear pieces you already own, I've whittled down some key jumper outfits which 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. Scroll on to see them and to shop any pieces you might need to re-create them.
1. 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.
2. NEUTRALISE STATEMENT OUTERWEAR
3. 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 also take all of the two minutes to style with your go-to jewellery and favourite boots.
4. 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, I'll be happy.
5. 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 day-to-day. Finish with bright boots or, yes, even a pair of heels.
Style Notes: Oversized silhouettes are trending, particularly where jumpers are concerned. Pair yours with the wide-leg trousers I'm willing to bet you invested in last season to create a look all the cool types will want to copy.
7. CO-ORDINATE WITH YOUR FOOTWEAR
Style Notes: It's one of the oldest styling tricks in the book, but matching a colour in your shoes to something that features in the rest of your outfit—say, a jumper—will instantly pull your look together. Throw in some trending leather trousers and a puffer jacket for a cool 2022 ensemble.
8. RESPIN YOUR SUITING
Style Notes: Suiting was a big deal for 2021's party season, so ensure you get the most out of your two-part investment by styling it with a cosy jumper in place of sequins and slinky satin.
Style Notes: It would be wrong not to take a moment to appreciate the timeless outfit combination of jeans and a statement jumper. It might not feel like the most exciting combination, but as Basma proves, it can be pretty impactful.