Colourful jumpers to brighten up your winter wardrobe

Bright jumpers and colourful cardigans are certainly a stylish way to put a smile on your face and probably everyone you meet in the supermarket too. As we navigate endless lockdowns no one will blame you for needing a little symbolic pick-me-up.

After all, who remembers the last time they wore a blazer? Nope, same here. If 2020 taught us anything, it’s how to dress down to perfection for that work-from-home life. While summer may have been all about a-line dresses, as winter rolled around we stocked up on gorgeous knitwear in bright colours to brighten up our stay-at-home style.

With loungewear the new mainstay of our wardrobe and top half dressing the new norm, colourful jumpers and cardigans have become ever more important in our collections. Brands who maybe were previously famed for their occasion wear have switched focus to offer softer and more relaxed ways of dressing to entice us to update our wardrobes, even though we literally had no where to go.

From blowout designer looks to bargain high street buys, here are some of our favourite bright jumpers and cardigans to shop right now.

Tom Ford ribbed cashmere sweater, £1590, Net a Porter

Kicking off with the priciest of sweaters, this hot pink jumper is in the colour of the season. Pair with some oil slick coated jeans of leather leggings for a cosy but fashion forward look.

Balloon sleeves are still a key detail for the upcoming season so let the voluminous trend infiltrate your knitwear drawer. This pastel yellow cardigan will certainly add a little sunshine to your knitwear collection and will work right through til spring.

Knit cardigan with patch pockets, was £29.99 now £17.99, Zara

Lavender hues have really been embraced by the fashion crowd over the last couple of seasons and the cooling shade doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon. This chunky and slightly oversized cardigan is great as a throw on piece over tees this spring.

Harewood woven collar jumper in apple mint, £80, Boden

Collars are still big (in more ways than one) for this season so combine knit and statement neckline in one with this sweet jumper.

Zip neck orange knitted jumper, £59.50, Oliver Bonas

Sporty styles remain key as we all continue to embrace a more dressed down, loungewear aesthetic. We love the retro zip neck detailing too.

Red blocked sleeve jumper, £89, Mint Velvet

Just a hint of colour blocking this chunky knit sweater with red body and white cuffs is a perfect work-from-home piece.

Jamila v-neck cashmere jumper, £135, Hush

If you want that super cosy feeling then you can’t really go wrong with cashmere and at £135 this is actually a really great price for a style staple knit.

Knitted cardigan with jewel button, £35.99, Mango

Jewelled buttons on soft knits is basically the most dressed up we’re getting this winter. The ultimate way to inject a little bit of sparkle into your wardrobe.

Cable knit funnel neck jumper, £35, Marks and Spencer

Chunky cable knits never date and this funnel neck sweater is one to keep you warm on those winter walks. The slightly snug fit means this works well with jeans or skirts.

Fuzzy wrap cardigan, £25.99, Bershka

Want something a little different? Then opt for a ballet style wrap cardigan. Wear over a silk cami for a smarter way to do knitwear right now.

Feature image: Hush

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