... then I've got yet another suggestion for you. Today we're again talking about an item that isn't mainstream. The ideal addition to your wardrobe if you're bored of your usual run of the mill wardrobe.
Yesterday we had fur stoles. The perfect antidote to a "dull" uniform of blacks, greys and navys with ne'er a print between them.
But I appreciate that they're not going to be for everyone and so I have another gem to add to your wardrobe. This definitely comes under the heading of "extra" to me. Having said that - most of the ones I've found that I love are a neutral colour and so, to be honest, you will be able to get lots of wear out of them as they should go with the majority of your existing neutrals. Plus, they're actually pretty versatile. Perfect for the school run/dogwalk/weekend chilling or for in the evening with jeans and scrummy socks (aka slipper socks stolen from your children... not so scrummy chez moi but certainly warm). And some of them would work really well for a Christmas lunch/drinks party/casual evening out with a pair of coated skinnies (I may have had to order an extra pair of the New Look ones as I'm wearing them so often I worry I'm going to wear them out. They are seriously as comfortable as trackie pants).
This time we're letting our jumper do the talking. No, not a print jumper, not even a logo jumper. We're talking texture. Fringing. Tassel edging. Call it what you will, it's a frilly addition to an otherwise simple piece of knitwear.
Starting with one that I have been ogling over at Topshop. This is even more gorgeous in the flesh.
Soft Fringe Hem Jumper from Topshop £42
And a crew neck version - Topshop Textured Fringe Crew Jumper £45
Personally though I prefer the M&S one.
Fringe Hem Jumper with Wool £38
Now if you are a size 8 - go and buy this immediately. Absolute bargain. I have this upstairs and am not entirely sure if I can justify keeping it. I may well keep it after seeing this pic again though. Love the idea of it layered over a shirt (outfit for the weekend sorted).
3/4 sleeve tassel jumper from Autograph at M&S was £45 now £18.99
Similar with front fringing at Banana Republic and I actually tried this on earlier in the season and loved it.
Fringe-front pullover from Banana Republic £65 Rather loving this whole look. More than a little bit... (oh look - they stole my layering idea. And I might already have pants exceptionally similar to that...)
The beginning of the two tone now.
Spiritual Hippie Jumper with faux suede tassel detail £35
Cable and fringing now.. Fringe Cable Jumper at Topshop £46 All hail the 80s. Or is more early 90s?
Starting to get slightly less mainstream now..
Fringed Cable Knit Sweater £110 from FCUK
Staring at Stars Boho Fringe Jumper from Urban Outfitters £56
Black and white again at New Look and for me, this is the most wearable amongst all of the more detailed fringe jumpers... It's almost a camo style monochrome (I appreciate that isn't probably "selling it" but I think it's rather lovely).
Black Premium Abstract Roll Neck Tassel Jumper £29.99
More monochrome at Banana Republic:-
Mixed-stitch fringe crew neck pullover £65
Wine now (although they say it's chocolate... hmm this is a berry wine shade to me)
Pimkie Cable Knit Jumper with Fringing £29.99
Some colour now as well at Oasis.
Oasis Fringe Detail Jumper £45
And finishing with a total ringer but I think this could really work. Funnily enough, not massively surprising that it's been reduced and is still available in all sizes... It's not the most manly of jumpers I've ever seen. But I do think this would be amazing on a lady. Leather leggings + this = perfection. Or for dress down days at home or into the Spring with boyfriend jeans and sneakers. Tis also the perfect jumper for jeans and wellies and a waterproof on a long walk.
ASOS Cable Knit Jumper was £36 now £27
So are you a member of the fringing brigade? I do think sometimes, there are only so many days you can wear a plain jumper, especially with plain trews or jeans before the itch for detail takes over.
Outfit from today. And yes I did put wellies on to walk the dog in the woods (and a waterproof coat..!)
Navy and white striped jumper - TKMaxx (can't even remember what brand but I know it's one of their own labels - cheating gits.)
Jeans with oversized turn ups - Zara
Stan Smiths - adidas
Beige and fuchsia camel scarf - Virginia Johnson
Trench coat - Banana Republic
Whiskey medium Marcie satchel - Chloe
So tomorrow is truly the start of Christmas for me. Seven year tradition now, decorating one of our local restaurants which is owned by good friends of ours. A lovely lovely day (ruined marginally by school pick up...!).