The Happy Jumper

After realising that there must be some sort of correlation between this t-shirt I blogged about here and this jumper, I thought it only made sense to give this post a similar name to the post dedicated to the t-shirt.

I’d pretty much forgotten that my rainbow stripe lovin’ started in the early summer of 2017. I probably forgot because I didn’t expect to continue this romance into the winter. But along came this jumper, so bright, colourful and rainbow-tastic. I don’t know why but I initially had my doubts about it, and left it in my ASOS saved list for a while. I then saw blogger Megan Ellaby rocking it and knew I had made a mistake when not buying it. It was sold out for what felt like an eternity but I watched it like a hawk and finally got my hands on it.

No regrets – I think it’s the most colourful thing in my wardrobe and love it for that. I’ll be honest, I have to be in the right state of mind to rock it (there are days when I’m like “Nope, not today”) – but when I do I feel so freakin’ uplifted that I do my damness to make it a good day. Because who can have a bad day when they’re wearing a rainbow jumper?

Apart from the rainbow print itself, I love the sleeves more than anything else in the world (Yes, a slight exaggeration, but I’m in that kind of hyperbolic mood). I love that they’re slightly flared and even have a little wave to them – I mean, could this jumper be any cuter? I don’t think so.

When wearing a rainbow jumper, you go big or go home, right? I stayed in tune with the brightness and strode around in my Miss Selfridge boots – which are thankfully proving to be a great AW’17 buy.

I added my little furry friend to the mix – yes, it’s a completely different shade of red to the reds in this outfit, but why be perfect when you can have fun?

But to balance out the cray-crayness of the jumper & co, my denim skirt played its neutral part. This piece, I have to say, was probably one of my best buys in 2017 – it solved the dilemma that was the lack of love I have for jeans against my appreciation of denim as a wonderful basic.

Speaking of more ‘best’ things, this outfit is probably one of my best of 2017 – in theory it really, really should have been in my top 20 Instagram 2017 outfit round-up, but I actually didn’t show the outfit in all its glory on the ‘gram other than here and here.

These pictures were taken in Notting Hill, and since it’s full of super photogenic spots I couldn’t stick to just one backdrop – on other words, sorry for the photobombing.

Jumper, Daisy Street (seen here and here, available here). Skirt, Noisy May (seen here). Beret, Accessorize (seen here). Bag, Bershka (seen here). Boots, Miss Selfridge (seen here). Earrings, ASOS. Ring, Bimba & Lola (seen here). Necklace, Urban Outfitters (seen here).

Pastels and brights – my two loves combined in one picture.

Like I said in this post, rainbow stripes are one of the main trends this autumn/winter. There are sadly only two sizes left of this Daisy Street jumper on Zalando –┬áthe brand, together with a few other retailers, realised its potential and brought out another extremely similar version (that too is gone, soz). Nasty Gal had an amazing rainbow jumper too (I had to get it), and Topshop has got its own very funky version (seen here, but sold out in the blink of eye lid it seems). I apologise for banging on about sold out jumpers, but keep your eyes open because this print could – and should – very well carry on into spring. Because whilst we all need a bit of colour when it’s cold, doesn’t colour match the blooming of Spring perfectly?

Pictures taken around Notting Hill, west London, on November 22nd, 2017.


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