Summer is (finally) coming to an end. Which means it’s time to revel in all the beautiful jerseys that will take your winter wardrobe from just fine to fabulous.
And what should you be looking for when shopping for a winter jersey? Well, according to our fashion editor, there are 8 types of jerseys every woman should own.
These 8 jersey styles are rather versatile and will become stylish staples for many winters to come. So, whether you like to be effortlessly chic in chunky knits, or stay extra cosy with body-hugging knits, here’s our round-up of need-to-own jerseys:
The long-line cardigan
Put that old, tired and dusty cardigan away, and get yourself the new age cardi. It’s longer, sleeker and much cooler than what our grandmothers used to wear. You can wear it over anything and instantly look leaner and taller. This jersey style is perfect for apple shapes as the long-line form in the front creates a slimming effect on your bust and tummy.
The striped jumper
A striped jersey is an effortless way to make a fashion statement without saying a word. To successfully pull off this timeless look, go for horizontal stripes. They will elongate your frame and have a slimming effect on your torso.
The chunky knit
Bigger is definitely better when it comes to jerseys this season. Just like oversized blazers, big puffy statement sleeves, and wide-leg culottes, chunky knitwear is bang on trend. And the best part? You can layer up (under the jersey) to stay extra toasty, even in a freezing office. Just be sure to pair the knit with fitted trousers or skinny jeans to balance out the look.
The jersey dress
A jersey and a dress all in one look, what more could a woman want. So, imagine you’re having one of those lazy days, but you still want to look put together, simply throw on a jersey dress and you’re good to go! There are two types of styles for this look; the bodycon or the chunky:
- If you are happy to show your curves off, then a bodycon dress is right up your alley. Dress it down with cool sneakers or up with sexy ankle boots.
- For chunky jersey dresses, wear it with tights and any length boots for an effortlessly chic and edgy look.
The timeless polo-neck
An undisputed classic! Polo-necks were popularized in the 1920s because of its androgynous look and elegant silhouette. For a fashionable and practical outfit, try adding layers over a polo-neck. Pair your polo-neck with a sleeveless parka jacket and a great pair of skinny jeans, and you’re good to go.
The light ribbed knit
Probably the most versatile of the jersey styles; you can wear it while transitioning into the colder months, and in the middle of winter’s rage. And if you want to push the fashion boundaries, layer it over unexpected pieces like an oversized white shirt or under a strappy dress. This little number will be your winter wardrobe hero, you just need to think outside of the box when styling.
The statement sleeves
Remember statement-sleeved blouses? Well, now those sleeves are on jerseys too. We all know winter fashion can be quite drab, so the idea of adding some drama to your closet in such a subtle way is fantastic. And styling wise, all you have to do is swap out your bell-sleeved blouse for the jersey.
This is not a poncho. We’re talking about a cape; characterized as a sleeveless coat, that often has slits on the sides to accommodate arms… The poncho’s more stylish cousin. Wear it as a coat, but be aware of your silhouette (for example, pair it with slim trousers or a pencil skirt to balance out the bulk).