Christmas gift ideas from Selfridges Sweater Shop

There is nothing that can make you feel warm and cosy like a much-loved sweater. Worn over jeans or leggings, this can be a great casual look. Add a pencil skirt and heels, and a sweater becomes something completely different.  It is an integral part of any respectable capsule wardrobe, and of course, in recent years it has also become an undisputed star of the Christmas season. Everyone who is anyone has to have at least one Christmas jumper.

Selfridges would not necessarily be your first port of call when looking for a perfect jumper, but this season, they have pulled out all the stops to offer you the most exclusive and stylish selection of sweaters around.  There are logo print sweatshirts emblazoned with patterns, prints and even a typewriter, these will definitely be a huge hit with those who love sportswear and sports luxe designs. Then there are the embellished knits that take knitwear to the next level of sophistication and elegance.

And, if non of these appeal to you, and you truly want your Christmas to be festooned on your sweater, what could be better than having Kevin McAllister, the naughty boy who was once left ‘Home Alone’, as the decoration for your sweatshirt? It doesn’t get any more Christmassy than that!

Selfridges Sweater Picks

 ELEVEN PARIS Home Alone Christmas sweatshirt     £50.00 click to visit Selfridges

ELEVEN PARIS Home Alone Christmas sweatshirt
£50.00
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 KENZO Logo sweatshirt     £155.00 click to visit Selfridges

KENZO Logo sweatshirt
£155.00
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 NO. 21 Logo-print sweatshirt     £230.00 click to visit Selfridges

NO. 21 Logo-print sweatshirt
£230.00
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 STELLA MCCARTNEY Owl Christmas sweatshirt     £170.00 click to visit Selfridges

STELLA MCCARTNEY Owl Christmas sweatshirt
£170.00
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 NEEDLE AND THREAD Embellished jumper     £120.00 click to visit Selfridges


NEEDLE AND THREAD Embellished jumper
£120.00
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 B+AB I.T Bear knitted jumper     £70.00 click to visit Selfridges

B+AB I.T Bear knitted jumper
£70.00
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 MARKUS LUPFER Lips sequinned jumper     £315.00 click to visit Selfridges


MARKUS LUPFER Lips sequinned jumper
£315.00
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 IZZUE I.T lace-panel jumper     £70.00 click to visit Selfridges

IZZUE I.T lace-panel jumper
£70.00
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 ALICE & OLIVIA Macy sequined jumper     £275.00 click to visit Selfridges


ALICE & OLIVIA Macy sequined jumper
£275.00
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 JUICY COUTURE Nicola lace jumper     £130.00 click to visit Selfridges


JUICY COUTURE Nicola lace jumper
£130.00
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 MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Degrade mohair jumper     £345.00 click to visit Selfridges


MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Degrade mohair jumper
£345.00
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 THE KOOPLES SPORT Leopard-print jumper     £165.00 click to visit Selfridges


THE KOOPLES SPORT Leopard-print jumper
£165.00
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To view all Selfridges Sweatshirts and Jumpers, click here.

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Reviewed – Thermolactyl round neck sweater

It is almost as if the weather knew the calendar had turned to the November page. Or maybe it guessed that it was the weekend before Bonfire Night, and that this would require periods of time spent outside, trying to get as close to the bonfire as humanly possible without turning into a Guy Fawkes. Either way, the weather has turned decidedly cold, and our wardrobe now needs to react to this undoubted fact.

Which is why I am turning to my thermals. And in the year that they are celebrating  60 years of  production of their brilliant thermal range, I don’t think you could find better thermal products than those stocked by Damart. Damart have turned the image of thermals on its head, giving the products a sense of style that is far away from the idea of something that is just worn over underwear to keep us warm. Damart has managed to modernise the traditional thermal pieces, and to add an additional thermolactyl range that turns thermals into gorgeous pieces of outerwear.

Damart thermolactyl round neck sweater from £35 click to visit Damart

The product that I was sent to review was the thermolactyl round neck sweater. This sweater comes in two shades, a red/gold combination and a grey marl one, which is the colour I opted for. The jumper is a combination of  thermal and wool for a mix that combines daytime outerwear with the warm of thermal underwear. The jumper is also stretchy for extra comfort.

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The first thing I want to say is how much I love this jumper. It has a 1950s retro feel with the round neck and short sleeves, reminding me of the sort of thing that Grace Kelly would’ve teamed with a matching cardigan and pearl necklace for the classic twinset and pearls piece. The neckline is super flattering as it isn’t too high up the neck, whilst the short sleeves are not tight on the arms. I love the metallic ribbing on the hemline which gives it a dressy feel, and the thermalactyl makes it warm and comfortable.

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I teamed my sweater with a pencil skirt and heels for a smart look that could carry you from the office to the bar for after work drinks. You could easily add a blazer over this for a complete work look, but I also added a floral jacket for a look more suited to the weekend.

DSCN4880[1]With the weather only set to get colder, this is a great piece to add to your winter wardrobe.

Dorothy Perkins – Jumpers just got interesting

Maybe it’s because we are now firmly into Autumn. Or maybe it’s because I have a dreadful cold and feel rather lousy this morning. Whatever it is, my thoughts and shopping lists just seem to be full of jumpers. Thick ones, fluffy ones, oversized ones, pretty ones that look like you could add a string of pearls to them, jumpers are most definitely having a moment.

Dorothy Perkins currently have some really amazing jumpers that transcend the idea that a sweater is just something you throw on at the weekend with jeans. Jumpers in the softest of colours, with embellishment , with studs and with lace, these are the new knits, designed to be worn with a slinky pencil skirt, or tailored peg trousers. Even sleeves are interesting, they too are embellished, or kimono shaped, definitely not something to be rolling up.

Here are my top ten knit picks from Dorothy Perkins

Blush embellished jumper     Price: £29.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Blush embellished jumper
Price: £29.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Tall grey fluffy jumper     Price: £32.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Tall grey fluffy jumper
Price: £32.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Baroque floral jersey knit     Price: £22.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Baroque floral jersey knit
Price: £22.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Berry embellished raglan jumper     Price: £29.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Berry embellished raglan jumper
Price: £29.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Lace shoulder jersey knit     Price: £18.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Lace shoulder jersey knit
Price: £18.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Red chunky cable jumper     Price: £28.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Red chunky cable jumper
Price: £28.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black/white fluffy jumper     Price: £29.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black/white fluffy jumper
Price: £29.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black cat face jumper     Price: £22.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black cat face jumper
Price: £22.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Blush ombre fluffy jumper     Price: £29.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Blush ombre fluffy jumper
Price: £29.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Candy pink kimono jumper     Price: £25.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Candy pink kimono jumper
Price: £25.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

 

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