throwback trend: 3 ways to style the grandma pullover
While we slowly transition into the fall and put our summer dresses back at the rear of our closet until next year, we can’t avoid thinking of the next cosy jumpers to snuggle into when the temperatures start to drop. From trendy turtlenecks to knit pullovers, there’s a wide range of comfortable clothing that will help us face those grim grey days. With the come back of all things 90s and vintage items, the grandma jumper has landed high on our wish list this season and thankfully, there’s many ways to make it cool again. Whether you wear it with chic thigh-high boots or relaxed flared denim, it’s the perfect layering piece to keep warm in the office or at home.
A slight alternative to its cousin the jumper, the chunky cardigan is our fall favourite to style over light tops and dresses during the mid season. It’s also a good replacement to a denim or leather jacket when you want to keep cosy and still look perfectly on-trend. You’ll quickly notice that not only our grandmas wore them in every colour possible but also that they come in a variety of styles ranging from cropped, extra long to oversize. If you want to take the vintage trend to the next level, choose an embroidered version that will look a bit more chic. If the cardigan sports intricate details and punchy colouring, tone it down with a pair of jeans and neutral ankle boots.
Long considered a signature staple of ponderous professors and school girls, the double pullover has been spotted on the catwalk this season and on the shoulders of influencers. Simply tie a jumper that you’ll have rescued from a charity shop over a knit of the same colour or try a tone on tone layering. Brands such as Pringle of Scotland, Gabriela Hearst or Tibi offer zip-up or buttoned sweater sets so you can shop the perfect match effortlessly. Embrace the trend by wearing a full knitted ensemble or pair the double sweaters with cigarette trousers for a more elegant take on the loungewear outfit.
Prints are strong for AW19 and that goes for our throwback jumpers too. For a preppy look, argyle knit is the go-to print to pair with long pleated skirts and leather loafers. This diamond motif comes in dark tones or vivid hues but one thing is sure, it’s high society’s favourite that will never get old-fashioned. If you’re looking forward to the ski holidays and hanging out in an alpine chalet, fair isle jumpers can bring the winter mood straight into your outfit. No need to wait for sub-zero temperatures, they can be worn right now with a mini skirt and high boots or a pair of culottes.