Look 1 - Vintage Liquorice Allsorts Hand Knitted Jumper via Ebay, Marks and Spencer's White Shirt, H&M Striped Bodycon Dress, Primark Circular Sunglasses, Boohoo Patent Clutch, Primark Socks, Topshop Anchor Cut Out Boots
Look 2 - Topshop Jazzies Jumper, Holographic Skirt c/o Choies, Boohoo Off White Blazer, H&M Sunglasses, Zara Holographic Clutch, Topshop Gilmore Shoes
If there is anything I like more than an overly sugary sweet treat, it's novelty knitwear - so imagine my excitement when I saw that 2 key sources to my daily happiness had combined into a fashion trend. Classic sweets are appearing in print form all over the high street at the moment as a fun take on the sickly sweet, candy colour palettes we are seeing this autumn. I'm all up for a bit of fun but I have decided to show you how you can slick back this trend so it comes across as quirky rather than kiddy.
Look 1 - I have been desperate to share my pride and joy with you ever since the retro sweet craze started to appear but what with all the heat waves I felt it was a little inappropriate until September. This is arguably one of my favourite jumpers ever (I have so many) and I will always manage to wangle it into a trend as for me and my style, this is a wardrobe staple. Inspiration for the other pieces in this outfit have come from the sweets themselves but I didn't want the look to be too colour crazy so went with black and white stripes for a bottom half with the bodycon complimenting the oversized, grungey style jumper. I then played up the pops of colour using accessories like my clutch and socks and smartened up the look with a pointy white collar, clean and fresh sunglasses and a heeled boot.
Look 2 - As the latest addition to my knitwear collection, I cannot wait to see how many outfit combinations I can achieve with this beautiful jumper from Topshop. This piece is a lot thinner, but high quality wool, a very flattering and fitted shape and the Jazzies themselves are created using tiny little metallic gems to create quite a glamorous and feminine feel, quite different from the centre piece from Look 1. As holographic materials are so big right now, I really wanted to play up the metallic sheen from the Jazzies with this show-stopping, pencil skirt from Choies, clutch from Zara and caps on my pointed shoes. As all the shapes are incredibly clean in this outfit, I went for my slouchier Boohoo blazer to make the outfit feel more wearable and as it's white, it also let the jumper really stand out too.
Will you be picking (and mixing) to wear the sweet trend this season?