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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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
& 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.
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