When it comes to comfort dressing, instead of jogging bottoms or loungewear co-ords, the cosy item that I wear every single day is a jumper or cardigan. It's hardly a surprising choice given quite how freezing it has been this winter. Considering they are all I wear, I have been steadily building up my collection over the past few months, with a mix of classic, simple knits and more statement styles that make them the focal point of an outfit.
Perhaps it's seeing myself from the waist up five days a week via Zoom calls or the need for some colour as an antidote to the bleakness of February weather, but I've been neglecting the grey and navy jumpers I usually wear every winter and am looking for something a little jollier. My all-time favourite knit is a lilac cardigan from American Vintage, but I also have been loving prints, such as stripes, embroidered flowers and bold checks. As far as I'm concerned, they need to be colourful and have personality but still be soft and comfortable to wear all day at home.
Below, I've shared five of the knits that I've been wearing at my desk this week and I think are going to be popular knitwear choices for this spring.
Emma Spedding for Who What Wear
This cosy cardigan is an old style from American Vintage, but there's no shortage of soft purple knits around this spring to choose from.
This green-check style is from Jessie Bush's collaboration with Kitri from 2021. Checkerboard is a popular trend, so although this specific style is now sold out, you'll find these jumpers in lots of different colourways.