I’ve been very into these kind of jumpers recently – I think you’d probably call them “sweatshirts” rather than jumpers, but the terminology of what’s a sweater, what’s a jumper, what’s a sweatshirt, continues to allude me more and more as our English dialogue merges with Americanisms.
Anyway, whatever they’re called – I love them right now. I love the ease of throwing on something comfortable with a loose fit with a pair of jeans and boots. For the chilly days we’re experiencing right now, you can layer up under the jumper. Long sleeves are pretty much my existence during the winter. There’s something so simple about the jersey outer fabric, usually with a slogan of some sort, and the fleece like interior, that’s both comfortable and chic.
This mustard sweater from Primark is definitely a new favourite – I’m trying not to wear it too much! My sister actually bought the same one too. I spotted it and insisted she buy it, but I couldn’t leave without one of my own too. I’ve always felt at home in the mountains of America thanks to our many RV trips over my teenage years – in fact, if I could up sticks and move there right now, I would. Instead, the closest thing I have is this jumper that reminds me of it. The mustard yellow is also hugely reminiscent of Brownies – weird because I never was a Brownie but am now a leader in my local group. I love the idea of mixing something so very local alongside the camps of America I wish I could have attended. It reminds me of Riverdale, summer camps, hikes by mountain lakes and camping under the stars. In reality, I’ve never actually slept under the stars as we’ve always been inside the RV (too many mosquitoes), but my favourite place ever was Yellowstone’s campground, lying on a picnic bench when it had got dark and looking up at the stars – even though I live in the countryside so I see plenty of stars at home, I’ve never seen as many as this. The sky was so crowded!
This outfit is a couple of weeks old now, from a weekend evening as the sun was setting when Ben and I headed out for a walk after a big lunch. I just have to be careful not to wear it at the same time as my sister!