Sometimes you wake up and all you want to do is reach for your favourite jumper. I have lots of those days. For me knitwear is a constant search, and I am always on the hunt for better, softer, cosier, cuter – the ultimate knitwear finds to covet. It’s just a part of the wardrobe I really, really love. 

Thanks to jumper queen’s Bella Freud and Zoe Karssen, the humble pullover has reached cult status in the fashion world. Here I’m dedicating this space to the ultimate edit of the best jumpers and sweaters out there. 

Colour blocking is a fast track way to a retro, 60s feel that’s a little bit sporty, a little bit Parisian.  This Topshop clean colour block sleeve jumper comes in green/white and black/white and is a lightweight knit smart and versatile enough to lift everything from denim to a pair of simple black trousers.

Styled here with relaxed denim and car shoes, try it with dark indigo flared jeans to hammer home the retro feel or something a little more prim like a leather A-line skirt. The contrasting light green flashes on the cuffs and hemline really up the luxe factor.


 Over at Boden zeroing in on their jersey sweatshirts and cashmere is a good way to go and will see you through every wardrobe eventuality. A rather cute grey marl ‘My cup of tea’ slogan sweatshirt has just landed and it’s got lazy Sunday’s and cosy evenings in written all over it. Check out the newly landed drop shoulder breton in chic grey stripe and classic sailor strip navy offering too.

Boden’s sumptuous cashmere relaxed crew neck is a little slice of luxury that’ll pay off. At £139, and coming in rainbow finishes from coral reef to blue melange, it’s a no-brainer forever wear staple to layer now and throw on your shoulders come summer.

Here’s my spring/summer 2016 edit honing in on more hero jumpers from the likes of MiH, Sessun, Sandro and Etre Cecil.

Never underestimate the power of a simple sweatshirt. Your weekend BFF, the humble gym top is now game for off duty coffee meets and strolls in the park alike. This brushed cotton style is made all the better by adding equally casual accessories like buckle up trainers and a muted satchel.

These sporty jersey tops can even double up as a jacket as the days start to get warmer, they’re so toasty. To add warmth, try layering a stripy or contrasting coloured long sleeve tee underneath. Don’t forget to bunch up or roll the sweater sleeves.