“ Brand: Topshop / Type: Jumper „
I bought this jumper back in July when I visited the Oxford Street Topshop - they had these on display and as soon as I saw them I wanted one! The price did put me off but in my opinion you get what you pay for and I've found this jumper to be excellent value due to the design, quality and comfort.
The jumper retails at £36.00 and as far as I know it is only available in one colour - baby pink. Topshop describe the shade as 'bubblegum pink' and I really like it, although a wider range of colour options would have been nice. This is a lightweight knitted jumper which is very basic in design; long sleeves, a scooped neck and a simple motif on the front.
The motif is a smiley face and two eyes - one winking. It's basic but it still stands out and it's really cute without being too childish or quirky/in your face. On the picture on Topshop's website it looks like the two eyes sit right on the bust area but on me they're a little higher which I definitely prefer! I love the slightly rolled sleeves and I find that the neck area is the perfect shape and size; I hate high necklines and I hate low necklines but this one's perfect as it doesn't show too much cleavage but it doesn't cover all of my chest up if that makes sense!
Styling this jumper is really easy; it goes with anything! Jeans, shorts, skirts, disco pants, jeggings.. it looks okay with leggings too, but as it's not long enough to cover my bum up (and I'm only 5'3, so on taller girls it'll be even shorter) I feel quite self concious, so if I do wear it with leggings I usually layer it over a long vest or tee shirt.
I don't usually wear jumpers with shorts, but as this is so lightweight and made of such thin material I personally think it looks quite nice and it is just the right length to wear with shorts - it comes a few inches past the waistband. The jumper is really comfy and despite being made of such thin materrial, it does keep me pretty warm. Saying that though I've worn mine mainly on days when it's sunny but slightly windy/chilly - I doubt that it'll keep me very warm when it's snowing.
I don't usually buy jumpers with the sort of pattern/texture that this has as I've got sensetive skin and I find that raised textures can irriatte my skin, however the material is luxuriously soft and gentle against my skin and it doesn't feel scratch at all. The jumper's made from 44% acrylic, 43% nylon, and 13% mohair. I've washed mine around five times (at least) and it's stayed nice and soft and it looks pretty much as good as new.
The jumper is quite a small fit and I'd recommend going a size bigger than your usual size; I'm a size eight and even a size ten is quite well fitting on me. Sizes available are 6-16 and the jumper is only available in-store as it has sold out online. Overall, I love this jumper! It is really easy to style and it's lovely and comfy. The quality is great, as is the simple but cute design. Recommended!