Jumpers and jeans

5 Dec

At this time of year, my wardrobe can pretty much be divided into two categories: dressed-up stuff for Christmas parties, and cosy casual stuff the rest of the time. So I thought I’d write a post about the best kind of casual combination, and one that pretty much all of us like to fall back on: jumpers and jeans.

The options are endless, as is the celebrity inspiration. Here are a few of my favourite looks…

‘Mom’ jeans and a cropped Aran knit.


I love this look on Bella Hadid. I haven’t yet got myself a pair of high-waisted, straight-legged ‘Mom’ jeans, but I think it’s about time I did.

Levi’s new ‘Wedgie’ style jeans look pretty special – and a bit like Bella’s…


£95, Levi’s

And Topshop’s ‘Mom’ jeans do what they say on the tin…


£40, Topshop

For the jumper, I bought this roll-neck in H&M a couple of weeks ago, and I think it’s a pretty good match for Bella’s. I also find that the slightly cropped length makes it more flattering, as a chunky knit can verge on bulky territory, but this doesn’t swamp…

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£29.99, H&M

And finally, a doppelganger for Bella’s Aquazzuras, try these…


£75, Office

But this is a casualwear post, so I’d definitely prefer the flat version…


Bonus? They’re reduced to £14 in Topshop.

The second jean I’m focusing on is the classic black skinny and, as far as I’m concerned, there is no better inspiration than Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley. Just look at her many ways with black skinnies…

There’s an easy formula to copy here (though looking like Rosie cannot be guaranteed).

Take great black skinnies. I think Asos has a great selection of styles in a really true black wash. These are the ‘Lisbon’…


£25, Asos

Or bust the budget an invest in my favourite denim brand, MiH. I haven’t tried these ‘Bodycon’ ones yet, but I’m yet to meet an MiH jean that I don’t like…


£195, MiH Jeans

To emphasise the leg-lengthening effect of these jeans, Rosie always adds a black boot, whether it’s ankle or OTK. And they always have at least a little heel. These pairs are both from New Look…


£44.99, New Look


£22.99, New Look

Jumpers are fine knit, oversized and in earthy colours. I can see Rosie in either of these Mango numbers…

£34.99 each, Mango

And finally, top it all off with a fedora from Boohoo…


£18, Boohoo.com

And finally, for those super slouchy days, I present Alessandra Ambrosio in ripped boyfriends and a stripy knit.


Zara’s ripped boyfriends are a dead ringer…


£29.99, Zara

Red and black jumpers are, for some reason, really hard to track down! So I’ll have to settle for classic black and white, like this Daisy Street number…

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£22.99, Asos

Then all you need is a cool printed scarf to finish the look (because you don’t need me to tell you where to buy flat black ankle boots – we all have those in our wardrobes!). Oliver Bonas is my go-to for scarves…


£16, Oliver Bonas

Hope you’re keeping cosy in your jeans and jumpers!

Bethan x




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