We’ve got used to the idea of buying festive jumpers, but a special autumnal jumper is just as important. It needs to be a bit of show-stopper – and it can also afford to be a bit whimsical. Step, forward the embroidered jumper.
I think I’ve found the perfect one. It’s by Mango and has all the right ingredients to be an autumn classic.
First, and most importantly, it has a cosy, comfortable feeling. An ideal jumper needs to be warm, but not too thick – and it can never be itchy. Although wool is lovely, I tend to look for something with a mix of acrylic and natural fibres as it’s just easier (and less itchy) all round. A funnel neck is my favourite style, because it’s cosy but less hot than a thick polo.
A gorgeous, eye-catching design. Some people like jumpers with dogs or slogans, but I prefer to add personality with texture and colour. An embroidered jumper is the perfect way to do this. The bright, folk-inspired embroidery on my jumper is the perfect way to brighten dull days and evoke all the right kind of happy, cosy feelings.
A nod to the past. I love my favourite jumpers to have a sense of heritage – chunky cables and fair isle prints will always be timeless classics. Embroidered jumpers have that too. The bold folk-art inspired embroidery on my jumper evokes images of Tyrolean jumpers from 1930s skiing holidays.
A hint of the festive charm. If you’re clever, your embroidered jumper will also see you through the festive season. Avoid pink colours, and choose red and green designs like mine. A much better investment that the inevitable reindeers and snowmen.
My beautiful jumper costs £35.99 and is also available in navy:
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