I Made My Own Version of This £1775 Jumper With a Simple Styling Trick

This autumn, the word "scrumper" was invented by a fashion editor friend as a name for the scarf-jumper hybrids that flooded street style pictures this year. Jumpers that have a scarf tied to the neckline or the illusion of a second jumper wrapped around the shoulders were adopted by the most elegant designers for autumn 2018, including Celine and The Row. Joseph's scrumper was a real hit with the fashion crowd, however, for those of us who can't spend £530 on one jumper, it is possible to fashion your own. And as this is a trend started by The Row, it looks really expensive.

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On Instagram, I've spotted several influencers creating their own versions using two crew necks, so I decided to try it out for myself. I also wanted to know if wearing two knits at once would make me feel as chic as I would in The Row's £1775 knit. It's a look that can be made using your best cashmere or even a £20 Uniqlo jumper.

1. Make the First Layer Oversized

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For my first knit, I opted for a cream ribbed jumper from All Saints. The oversized, boxy silhouette helped to make the duo look more expensive, so I'd go up a size on your base layer.

2. Tie Your Second Jumper on an Angle

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Have the base of your second jumper draping over one shoulder and the arms tied over the collarbones.

3. Do a Single Knot

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I thought this would be a rather flimsy styling trick, but so long as your jumper is chunky enough (a fine knit will slide right off), one knot will hold it in place and your second jumper won't fly off.

4. You Don't Necessarily Need Identical Jumpers

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You don't have to use the exact same jumper for both parts. For the second jumper, I used a knit from Arket, which was a similar knit and colour.

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