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4 jumpers every wardrobe needs by Laura Jackson

The theory goes that the more choice you have, the harder it is to decide. So let us strip it back for you: here are the 4 jumpers you’ll wear this winter, and every winter after, as picked by Laura Jackson, TV presenter, cook and self-confessed knitwear aficionado. “I love a jumper, I have so many,” she says. “When people ask, ‘Are you a shoe girl or a bag girl?’, I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I’m a real jumper girl’”. Without further ado, these are her forever knits and they tick all the boxes: wearable, versatile, timeless, and, of course, stylish.

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The Fine Knit

The look/ Lightweight, finely woven and perfect for layering. For a subtle statement, “pick something with a glitter thread running through it or a pattern,” says Jackson

Team with/ “A fine knit looks nice tucked into a pencil skirt, or paired with trousers or smarter jeans”

The Mannish Knit

The look/ Oversized and fuss-free. Insider tip: “I go a size up, as I don’t want it too fitted. Or I’d actually raid the men’s department and get a small”

Team with/ Skinny jeans are the obvious choice, but for a more directional (and surprisingly wearable) look, “go for slouchy jeans and heels”

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“When people ask, ‘Are you a shoe girl or a bag girl?’, I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I’m a real jumper girl’”

The Discreet Knit

The look/ Shades of grey, navy and black. “I do love my neutrals,” says Jackson, whose wardrobe is filled with these goes-with-everything staples

Team with/ “I sometimes put a jazzy shirt on underneath, so you have the little collar showing or sleeves peeping out of the cuffs”

The Wow Knit

The look/ Eye-poppingly bright or printed. “I’ve got an amazing pink jumper. You know Paris, Texas [1984 film starring Nastassja Kinski], when she’s in the booth with the blonde hair? It’s that colour”

Team with/ The urge is to tone it down with black, but try teaming it with a complementary hue – bubblegum pink with nude pink, canary yellow with inky navy, cobalt with grey

Follow Laura on Instagram @iamlaurajackson

/ The lowdown on Laura Jackson


TV presenter and co-founder of supper club Jackson & Levine with Radio 1 DJ Alice Levine. They’ve just released their first cookbook, Round To Ours


A converted warehouse in east London, which she shares with photographer boyfriend Jon and Barry, their dog

Her style

“Consistently inconsistent. Some things I wore last week, I wouldn’t wear this week, some things I wore this week, I wouldn’t have worn weeks ago. It’s constantly changing, depending on my mood and the weather”

Favourite Label/Mix piece

“I love the Osman suit (coming soon). You could wear it with Converse or kitten heels, dress it up with a shirt, dress it down with a T-shirt – there’s so much you can do with it”

Style heroine

“Chloë Sevigny or Sofia Coppola. Chloë’s really cool, she just looks so effortless in whatever she’s wearing. Sofia’s effortless too, but it’s more tailored”

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