There's nothing that makes me quite as excited as the discovery of an affordable item that could easily pass as designer. This week, this moment came in the form of a jumper courtesy of high-street stalwart Marks and Spencer. Of course, good ol' M&S has always been prized for its cashmere offering, but when I saw this particular striking ombre number, I couldn't help but yelp with excitement. (It's my job, okay?)
Coming in a statement-making shade of red with a classic crew-neck silhouette, this jumper just feels so premium. Perhaps it's the fact that it's impactful without being obviously "trend-led," and the cashmere fabric makes it feel undeniably luxurious. I also think it's the sort of style that will look good for many seasons to come.
Both WWW editor Emma Spedding and I were desperate to try the jumper on IRL, and luckily, we got that chance. I can confirm it looks even better in person. Just to prove its versatility, we've styled the M&S knit a number of different ways, all perfect for the autumn season. Scroll down to see our outfits and to shop the jumper.
Style Notes: I recently bought this miniskirt from Vestiaire Collective, and I've been so excited about experimenting with the styling. The burst of colour from the M&S knit makes for a perfect counterbalance to the black hue, and my Kurt Geiger chunky boots keep the whole thing from looking too corporate.
Style Notes: Emma wears her jumper with a satin slip skirt from Vince and a pair of black knee-high boots from Arket. Brown, red and orange aren't colours we'd usually pair together, but with the gradiant effect, this blends together so well.
Style Notes: I never used to be much of a colour lover, but I have to say that I've fully converted myself to the easy, mood-boosting appeal of a bright jumper. The ombre M&S knit adds instant personality to a classic pair of straight-leg jeans and loafers.
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