NETFLIX & STATEMENT KNITS
I know winter comes with all sorts of temptations like caving in for a whole weekend to get seriously involved with a new boxset (I’ve just discovered Revenge, the bags under my eyes are not Prada but Netflix!) , munching on anything with melted cheese or chocolate in it. Another temptation is to not bother with clothes, at all. Eventually, you also find yourself losing all hope in the now utopian thought that is looking cool in winter.
You first considered wrapping yourself in huge scarves, head to toe, like a knitted mummy. Then you tried to convince yourself that onesies were, indeed, office-approved and very much on trend. Finally, you sighed and decided you could maybe settle for a jumper dress. Where the glam and the swag (term always used with sarcasm on this blog, ed) both sink and die.
Hold on, what? Why do jumper dresses get so much bad press? They’re just misunderstood super cool creatures, like Nolan Ross in Revenge (I’m trying to snap out, believe me, in vain)!
Think of the knit and how much better its PR recently got? You used to think of it as granny territory, just okay enough to make it to your Sunday morning fuzzy trip to Tesco for that half pint of milk and your hungover induced crave for a fry-up. But now it’s a proper lad, like that nerd you used to make fun of in high school who turned into this alpha male after growing a beard and half a dozen abs (think new born hipster reads Awaken the Giant Within)
They’re not meant to be glam or sexy. Pair them with trainers (a good way to inject colour in the outfit) to keep the snugly shape. And the final trick, and that’s when you really make sure it doesn’t look boring, is the hair! Because the shape of the dress is quite plain, you want to add extra dimension. So wear your hair in a pony tail or in a bun, wear it down and messy. Throw on a hat or add sunnies, just be funky lady!!
And if you want to get started with jumper dresses, here’s a hot selection for ya!
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