I imagine this is fairly obvious, but here’s my two pence: You can wear these every time you leave home this winter—to holiday parties, to work, to afternoons at the pub. They’re as warm and comfortable as sweatshirts, but smarter and not overly thick. And the classic crewneck shape works with both t-shirts and shirts.
Stylist, Shaunie Brett
Any sort of shirt works under these jumpers because the thick-knit necks keep shirt collars neatly in place. But thicker shirts—made from flannel or chambray—have collars that stand up nicely, and will keep you extra warm.
Jumpers with thick, textured knits are really warm, and they can look high quality even if they're inexpensive. They’re best worn simply: with a t-shirt and jeans or chinos and leather shoes.
Change the shirt underneath. A patterned, coloured or textured shirt adds some personality (try checked, spotted or chambray). A t-shirt or untucked shirt makes your outfit more casual, and a tucked-in Oxford shirt looks smart.
If it's warmer than 14°, a thick-knit wool jumper plus a winter coat will likely be too hot; wear your jumper with a jacket or mac instead.
Wool: Warmest and most resilient. Historically dry-clean only, but fabric innovations have made some wool jumpers machine washable.
Cashmere: Soft, elegant, dry-clean only and often an investment. Go for a cashmere blend to get some of the softness without overspending.
Cotton: Least costly and easiest to care for: wash cold, hang dry. Not as warm as wool or cashmere.
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