I don’t want to bang on that this lockdown is tough, we all know it is.
It’s also currently so cold, so wet, so grey and well, so January-ish. I don’t know about you but any Zoom/Teams meets outside of work type meetings are now, or could be, I dare say, loosing their oomph – even with our nearest and dearest – no one has any news, as we’ve not done anything or been anywhere.
(Though what are you having for dinner and what are you reading is always a winner for conversation starters and inspiration – home made toad in the hole and Claudia Winkleman’s Quite – respectively in my case.)
And Zoom meetings now… well of course we want to look like we’ve made an effort, or washed our hair at least (as discussed last week – skanky hair could be disguised as least with a fancy hair slide)… but no one wants to look like they are too dressed up as if ready to present the news. Finding the balance is key – at least from the waist up.
A jumper or cardigan offers warmth and an element of cosiness perhaps and a softness – blouses right now for me have zero appeal – not layer-y enough, as does a jacket. I mean why? Once upon a time in an office situation a jacket, yes, but that now in our own homes, why would we?
So if you need something more than a jazzy earring or a distracting hair slide or two, to feel more… you… and if your favourite sweatshirt or hoodie that you having been wearing since Wednesday (no judgement), may not be elevating you to feel your best sense of self… then maybe contemplate the following – these will all look great from the waist up (for now and seasons to come) – and keep your joggers or pj’s on if you please.
Classic. Timeless. Puff sleeved perfection.
H&M Jacquard Knit jumper £29.99
Oversized, layering potential, and a star motif, what’s not to love?
Mint Velvet Star Motif Jumper £79
I love this on every level.
Hush Lola Colour Block Jumper £85
Happy colours and toasty warm looking.
Hush Martha Stripe Jumper £85
The colour. The Buttons – oh yes the buttons.
& Other Stories Heart Button Alpaca Blend Cardigan £69
Talking of buttons – hello razzle dazzle. Seeing two sets of talking point buttons has reminded me how easy it can be to oomph a what ever piece, jacket, coat, shirt, cardigan by simply changing the buttons.
Zara Rhinestone Button Cardigan £29.99
Staying with pastel or ice cream colours. (M&S have a cashmere version oh so similar to this too…)
H&M Knitted Jumper £17.99
Love this neck detail.
Hush Kiley Frill Neck Jumper £110
More classic gorgeousness, with cross seasonal usefulness.
& Other Stories Wrap Cardigan £45
Classic cable knit, perfect every winter.
H&M Wool-blend cable Knit jumper £34.99
Vest. Tank Top. Whatever. Love.
Zara Cable-knit Vest £27.99
More happy cross seasonal colours.
Next Fairlsle Jumper £28
M&S Striped Crew Neck Cardigan £17.50
Finally, embroidered and puff sleeved. LOVE.
M&S Embroidered Blouson Sleeve Jumper £45