It's jumper time.
And a blog I have been promising for ages. The perfect top to wear with skirts. So today I'm doing ones that go with midi skirts (although I have recently had a mini revelation so that's coming up too). Also perfect for anything that you need a fairly fitted top for.
Best things about these jumpers is that they work for every occasion. Versatility bar none. Ideal for work, throw on at the weekend with your midis or culottes but as good with jeans. And I also wear out in the evening. You can't get more versatile (except maybe the perfect blouse or the myriad of dresses I seem to be collecting...oh and did I mention coats and how versatile they can be?).
Starting with a kind that I know others love but doesn't unfortunately work for me - a V neck. However what does work for me is this fabric from Jigsaw. I have the polo neck version which I got two years ago and honestly, it's my go to jumper for wearing with midis and culottes. They do have it again this year but not even I can think of polo necks just yet. Fear not, polo necks are on my agenda big time for Autumn.
But in the meantime, we're all about the V neck.
Silk Blend V-Neck Jumper from Jigsaw £79
And in Winter Plum £79
As if by magic, M&S have demonstrated the perfect V neck over a midi.
Pure Cashmere V Neck Jumper fromM&S £75 - in seven colours
Completely plain again but this time in a crew neck from John Lewis £55 in black
And again at Jigsaw.
Rib Jumper with Back Pointelle £89
Also available in the pale sage. This with navy would be a gorgeous colour combo, ditto grey. And of course with black.
Rib Jumper with Back Pointelle in merino wool in sage £89
If you've got a plain skirt these can add just that extra bit of interest. Or if you're fancying a hint of the Granny's Attic, team your frills with pleats or an embroidered skirt.
Frill Neck and Cuff Jumpers from Warehouse £35 SIzewise, the Warehouse jumpers look very true to size.
Which they also have in a light grey.
Similar at M&S - I've had this on the blog before but it honestly is much much better in the flesh and the perfect fit for over skirts - not too tight and not too baggy.
Ruffle Shoulder Jumper from M&S £35
Two sets of frills that I saw at Warehouse today and can confirm these would both be amazing with skirts. The perfect length. I didn't get to try them on as I was midst coat research on the hottest day of the year and the thought of also putting a jumper almost sent me over the edge.
Frill Yoke Jumper from Warehouse £42
And just a hint of frill which I have to say, I also love. Maybe you could have one for a super frilly feeling and one for just a bit of a frill day?
Frill Sleeve Jumper from Warehouse £39
Striped at Oasis - adore.
Striped Embellished Collar Jumper £38
And one that has my name all over it - I think this will be so so unbelievably useful. Of course I do wish it was a polo neck but I can live with a crew neck.
Animal Print Jumper from Warehouse £36
Or there's the dark grey option at £36. I don't think it would be a hard push to justify both, do you?
And one more V neck - sporty this time at M&S.
Pure Cotton Floral Logo Sporty Jumper £29.50
And in the red mix.
And more detail again at hush. Which they've kindly demonstrated with a midi skirt. Now I've got this and another hush midi skirt and when I tried mine on, I didn't have the jumper pulled down quite so far...
hush Love Jumper £79
So here is an example of where it does work.
Love Jumper - hush
Knitted Pleat Skirt - hush
Flame slip ons - Seven Boot Lane
And here is an example of where it doesn't and I need a new jumper. Love this jumper but it's not fitted enough. Especially as I love this skirt so so much. Love the boots too although I do need to get some velvet ribbons for them instead of the laces.
Black jumper - Tommy Hilfiger
Embroidered midi skirt - H&M
Khaki suede lace up boots - H&M
And whilst we're in heatwave mode... this is me having sporting clothes that have to look ok under a coat. Thank heavens for air conditioning, is all I can say.
Frill sleeve chiffon top - ASOS
Phoebe jeans - MiH
Patent ankle strap shoes - Whistles
Necklaces - Chambers & Beau
Red Soho Disco Bag - Gucci
So it's super scorchio for the next two days down in the South at least (apologies to all those others who aren't having our Indian Summer) but secretly looking forward to the weekend. When we will be back down to much more Autumnal temperatures. I'm out for lunch on Friday in London and am planning on wearing a new skirt and am now definitely in need of one of these jumpers. Which one would get your vote? Skirt is a black leather midi - will definitely be wearing leopard print ankle boots but which jumper..?