There are countless aran and cable knit jumpers on offer this winter – but what about the alternatives to expensive and popular woollen pieces? Enter the Aztec Wheel jumper by Bristolian brand My Yard. I’ve always pioneered the early 90s sweatshirt staple, and non-woollen jumpers really are an unsung hero of the winter months. Lightweight, varied in style and less hindered by typical British rain, sweatshirts are ideal for something a little more fun. There are plenty of pieces like this little offering that can mix up any winter wardrobe; there’s no excuse to fall in line with expected trends just because it’s a little chillier outside.
Constructed from 80% cotton and 20% polyester, the piece offers versatility and flexibility without that inconveniently annoying ‘hand wash only’ tag (let’s face it, laundry needs to be done as quickly as possible). Fitted ribbed cuffs and hem add structure and shape to what would otherwise be a slouchy silhouette, and the piece is a perfect blend of McQueen macabre and Obey-inspired street wear. The Aztec print is a fine example of the brand’s illustrative background; it’s not often we can wear gold without looking like a tourist in Cancun.
There’s plenty you could team with this; slacks, Oxford shirt and desert boots could add a tailored edge, whilst going all Dalston with a pair of dark slim fit jeans, Dr. Marten’s and leather jacket would still hit a style nail on the head. Avoid the dreaded drop-crotch trouser and slouch hat to keep out of typical ‘student fresher’ territory, and always make an effort to smarten up more casual pieces such as this one.
It seems the graphic tees of summer have translated into something a little more weather protective, so try something different this winter and invest today. Available at Asos.