5.11.11

Ways to Wear #26: grandad jumpers and winter warmers

Good afternoon lovely ones! Well, it's been a fair while since my last Ways to Wear post, hasn't it?! I don't mean to be such a slack blogger, I just genuinely haven't found the time to put one of these together, much less use my brain creatively outside of assignment torture. I also decided to base my new assignment blog on my Ways to Wear feature, so I've being working away on that, it's all a bit "behind the scenes" right now, but my first post will go live on Monday 7th, so give it a follow or favourite, and let me know what you think? Anyway, shameless self-promotion over, I now have a lovely three-day weekend to indulge in, and wanted to share some Grandad jumper inspiration with you, ready for the November chill!

Call it what you will, this jumper is the cosiest of them all, and sits prettily on the borderline of Grandad-esque and geek chic. Found in all manner of high street stores, higher end fashion brands, and the humble charity shop, the quirky, fairisle, "Christmas" knit is back in again for those on a budget, so I thought I'd focus this week's feature on it! I've found these three beautiful knits in New Look and H&M respectively, but obviously, root around your wardrobe, I know I have at least three slightly embarrassing jumpers in my possession!


Look One is a simple, everyday outfit. I'd probably wear this for a shopping trip, or a casual lunch date: still adore a sweet collar peeping out from a jumper, and the floaty, girly skirt shape of this Pussycat at New Look dress is perfect. I'd also wear a vintage or handmade brooch to add that personal finish to this outfit. Pop some ankle socks on (polka dots or cable knit are my favourite right now, not too patterned and not too plain!) and some patent loafers and you're dressed to impressed. Don't be afraid to branch out, away from a shirt/jeans/jumper Look.

I seriously wish I had a spare £150 in the ol' bank account for Look Two. The cardigan won't be to everyone's taste, but there is an image in the River Island lookbook on their website that shows it in its' full glory. I'd wear this open, with the scoop neck top tucked in to the shorts. I'm a little in love with these shorts: high-waisted, cord, a deep wine red... they tick all of the boxes for this Autumn/Winter. Team with cable knit knee highs, rolled down and worn "slouchy", and pop these beautiful-beyond-words Arizona boots on. I think these are soon to be the new Allegras.

I love Look Three, despite it being a culmination of things I haven't worn in about three years. My sister absolutely owns this Look to perfection: jeans, a model-off-duty parka, white Converse and a snood. I'll have to make a mental note to bribe her into featuring in an outfit post! I lovelove the jumper, there's something so easy and perfectly baggy about the fit. It'll look amazing with berry red jeans (which everyone has been asking for a feature about!), as well as with the parka. Leave the parka undone, and maybe even wear a size too big, so you can pop the snood on for that imperfect-perfect, snuggly Winter Look.

I hope you enjoyed this week's Ways to Wear feature. I thought it'd be perfect timing after spotting everyone's early morning "it is far too cold to live today" Tweets! Let me know if you're planning on buying anything from this week's Looks too, so I can wallow in envy, haha. Hope you all have a lovely Bonfire Night weekend! ♥

44 comments:

  1. Oh Michelle you've done once again with this post! I'd have to say the 3rd photograph is my favourite combination - the burgundy jeans have stolen my heart! I bought some the other week so I'm not on the look out for a lovely jumper to compliment it. That snowflake one looks ever so cosy too.

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  2. I love all these looks but I would have to go for look one if I had to pick because I am very much a dress girl xx

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  3. funnily enough I think the third is my favourite.. although it's not something i'd wear but it actually MAKES me want to go wear it!!
    I know though, i'd choose look 1. for the dress, with the knit so cute! But maybe i should step out of my comfort zone.. I do love those burgandy jeans (and actually the top grandad knit!) I love geek chic! WINNER xx

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  4. I think these "Christmas style" patterned jumpers are ridiculously cute... they remind me of snow and log cabins! I want one!

    Dayner x my blog - mozzypop.com

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  5. Love this installment! I've recently stolen a wooly jumper from my dad (an ACTUAL grandad jumper!), so this is perfect for me :) great choices x

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  6. Loving the geometric print cardigan from River Island and detachable collars are my ultimate accessory this season!

    Jade x

    jadedanielle-fashionbeforefood.blogspot.com

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  7. love love love this post! you need to come over and style my wardrobe for me, haha! x

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  8. Love the third outfit! Especially the jeans - they're such a cool colour <3

    Ellen xx

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  9. I love your outfit ideas! The third board is pretty much what I've been wearing this week! I love getting crazy jumpers from the charity shops they always have the best patterns and motifs :)
    Rachelle x
    http://inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.com/

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  10. Oooh I love the snowflake jumper!


    My giveaway: http://the-cameras-lying.blogspot.com/2011/11/my-first-ever-giveaway.html

    Amy x

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  11. I think I'm going to try and start wearing jumpers over dresses more, my wardrobe seems to be full of summery dresses and not much for winter! x

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  12. i also love look 3 the best, could imagine wearing it to uni on the days i can be bothered to make an effort haha!
    following your uni blog but added it on blogspot so it will appear in my dashboard, love your ways to wear feature! x

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  13. Grandad jumpers are actually the best! I love wearing mine with a blouse underneath and pulling the collar out :P Love the bottom jumper makes me think of christmas! :) as long how you styled it :)

    L x

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  14. The grandad jumpers are so gorgeous! I love all the different unique patterns each shop gives to their style's. Look 3 is probably my favourite, i love how wintery it seems! Your W2W post's are always a treat xx

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  15. the first look is my fave, i love that collar and the loafers.

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  16. adore these posts! jumper in look one is a beaut! x

    befriendingskeletons.blogspot.com

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  17. I love the second look, everything in it is just perfect for winter. Wish I had some spare cash to buy it all too!
    The jumper in the third outfit looks so cosy, I can't wait for it to snow so I can wear snuggly outfits like this!

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  18. Glad you enjoyed the Looks girls :D I seriously want the snowflake jumper from the third Look hahaha, convincing myself not to venture into town this weekend! xx

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  19. Testing replies (: You should def try Look 3, I'm going to raid my sister's wardrobe when I'm next home! xx

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  20. eeep, I wish I had dollar right now. Here's a little tester comment, my fellow little night owl <3

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  21. And a little tester reply (: I might treat myself to something soon. First assignment of third year completed, driving test passed and another casual all-nighter is reason enough? xx

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  22. Katy McPhedran5 November 2011 09:42

    after you tweeted me, i had to comment on your new comment system. it looks swish (swish.. who even USES that word!) x

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  23. I used swish in at LEAST five blog comments tonight hahaha. I thought the same as you, and promptly decided to leave the commenting til tomorrow ;) xx

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  24. possibly my favourite ways to wear ever! really like the third look, so tempted to hunt that jumper down! it's not even the type of look Id usually wear but I really like it
    xx

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  25. rose davidson-leech5 November 2011 18:09

    Oh loving the new comment box and stuff! ooo it looks good. Anyway! gawd Michelle you make me want to spend all my dosh on clothes. I think i need the first jumper it's bloody lovely and I am putting a mental buying list in my head and those shiny loafers are at the top of it! NEED THEM. also love the third outfit so wintery and lovely, need some berry jeans!
    xxxxx

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  26. Milly (Pearls &amp; Poodles)5 November 2011 18:17

    oooh hello new disqus! I hope my comment works. Great post, I love the look of look 3! I really want a parka this season, even if they do remind me of the girl band All Saints! They were always pictured in a parka! lol x

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  27. Thank you! I really want the third Look, and the second one! Slightly wishing money grew on trees right now...

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  28. Thank you (: Hopefully the replies system works! I definitely think you need the third Look, it reminds me of you so much for some reason hahaha. xx

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  29. Your comment worked perfectly fine! I just hope these replies send through okay. Ooh I remember those days ;) I never had a parka of my own, I sometimes borrow the sister's if I reaaally feel like wearing though! xx

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  30. Ooh brand new comments system! Wonderful post as always, especially love the look of no.3, I like to bundle up as much as I can in the winter months, which usually results in a bit of a 'Michelin Man' look, so the inspiration is always good. Definitely need some berry colored jeans now! X

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  31. Love outfit number 3! Your ways to wear posts always make me want to go out and buy everything!! I am definitely going to have to invest in a new jumper and also I really love the cable knit socks! :)

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  32. love the first set! the dress is so pretty.
    http://zozeze.blogspot.com/
    xo

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  33. Yep indeed! Thank you so much Hannah (: I love layering up, I have a layering 101 to be posted on my Uni blog next week if you want to learn the tricks! xx

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  34. Aw thank you! I might buy the socks next week, and try the jumper on, it looks SO soft :P

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  35. I love reading these posts, numbers 1 & 2 are my favourites and 2 is definitely something I'd wear every day. That cardigan is the perfect go between of Grandad/Comfort/Style xx

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  36. You've picked out some lovelies to feature! I'm so into my cosy jumpers this season, my Australian-temperature-moulded body is thankful for that!

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  37. I keep trying those New Look loafers on! I need to bite the bullet and buy them!

    victoriasprocrastinationproject.blogspot.com

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  38. I think you are able to see inside my head at the moment Mish, I have been craving some cute jumpers like this for ages!

    Maria xxx

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  39. Ria F Cagampang10 November 2011 18:18

    Loving this, look #3 looks so cosy! But the dress in look #1 is so adorable too :)
    Great W2W Michelle! xoxo

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