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The high street is keen for us all to try out dad jumpers (and we approve)

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Taking inspiration from dads around the country – meet the zip-up jumper that’s gaining serious style kudos. 

You probably don’t need any reminders about the tumultuous state of the weather right now. Much like our teenage selves, it can neither stay happy (see: sunny) or sad (see: rainy) for too long, leaving our fashion choices largely inappropriate and either too much or far too little.  

The solution to this in-between neither-here-nor-there weather lies in knitwear. Not chunky cardigans or swaddling jumpers, but rather half-zip jumpers, which are a distant cousin of the dadcore craze which has whipped fashion into a frenzy over the last few years.

Those New Balances snuggled on the feet of the fashion set? Dad-approved. Those big and boxy blazers? Borrowed straight from a dad’s sartorial line-up. And now the half-zip jumper is coming for the dadcore crown.

Don’t believe us? Just look to Kitri, which has reimagined its bestselling half-zip Lorna jumpers in a clutch of splashy colours for its autumn/winter collection; and Varley, whose Vine knit in the same shape struggles to stay in stock. Here’s a jumper which allows you to control the temperature: feeling cold? Zip her up and wear her as a roll-neck. The heat getting to you? Simply unzip her, and wear her like a statement-collared jumper.

Here’s the statement knit of dreams, in short. All it requires of you is to add jeans (straight-legged is the best silhouette for the half-zip jumper), chunky stompers and your favourite quilted coat, et voila. Here’s one seasonal swaddled human in a half-zip knit! These are a few of our favourites.  

  • Maje 100% wool pullover with half-zip collar

    Maje 100% wool pullover with half-zip collar
    Maje 100% wool pullover with half-zip collar

    Maje’s 100% woollen jumper is perfect for those who love a pared-back palette; the sort that can be swapped out and worn with all manner of pieces.

    Shop Maje 100% wool pullover with half-zip collar, £279

  • Varley Vine cotton-blend jumper

    Varley Vine cotton-blend jumper
    Varley Vine cotton-blend jumper

    Is it any wonder that this cotton-blend jumper is one of Varley’s bestsellers? While the deep charcoal is probably its most versatile iteration, there’s also a pretty blush shade, which is perfect for pairing with winter whites.

     Shop Varley Vine cotton-blend jumper at Selfridges, £125

  • Kitri Lorna alpaca-blend jumper

    Kitri Lorna alpaca-blend jumper
    Kitri Lorna alpaca-blend jumper

    While it’s available in a slew of colourways, Kitri’s bestselling Lorna jumper in its emerald green hue is a surefire winter win in our eyes.

    Shop Kitri Lorna alpaca-blend jumper, £95

  • Weekday seven half-zip jumper

    Weekday seven half-zip jumper
    Weekday seven half-zip jumper

    For a real dad vibe, opt for a forest green pullover. Pair with black jeans and chunky black boots and plenty of gold jewellery.

    Shop Weekday seven half-zip jumper, £50

  • Reformation Marla zip jumper

    Reformation Marla zip jumper
    Reformation Marla zip jumper

    Earth-first brand Reformation’s jumpers are among the best in the game. Available in a quartet of versatile hues, this is a jumper to wear year-round.

    Shop Reformation Marla zip jumper, £80

  • Cos knit zip jumper

    Cos knit zip jumper
    Cos knit zip jumper

    Made from a wool blend, this creamy knit is the perfect style to swaddle up in for the cooler months. Team with jeans and kicks for an effortless ensemble. 

    Shop Cos knit zip jumper, £79

  • & Other Stories soft half-zip jumper

    & Other Stories soft half-zip jumper
    & Other Stories soft half-zip jumper

    Crafted from a deliciously soft material, this lavender-toned jumper is perfect for pairing with true blue jeans and your favourite dad trainers.

    Shop & Other Stories soft half-zip jumper, £65

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