Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Anyone for Cricket? Cricket Jumpers 2015

Jennifer Lawrence in Rag & Bone Talia V-Neck
I'm obsessed with cricket sweaters right now. The style is so versatile - they look great with jeans, but I also love this luxe look above on Jennifer Lawrence, genius pairing the preppy jersey with the leopard coat & Valentino studded heels. I also adore this charcoal cricket style sweater on Rachel Griffiths below, which featured on a recent episode of House Husbands.
I'm quite a late comer to this trend, which is surprising given my long lasting love for a deep V-neck jumper. It is pretty much my perfect style and I love the classic cable knit too. Needless to say I was thrilled to find this pic of my fashion fave Kate wearing one below back in 2012.

Kate, 2012

I recently read this amusing article in The Telegraph, the writer begging the cricket establishment not to mess with the classic cricket jersey pattern as it is such an iconic look. "The traditional cable knit cricket sweater was a fashion icon for a breed of men who wouldn’t know a fashion icon if it gave them a fish-paste sandwich and a pint of IPA. It was warm, the better quality ones repelled the rain, a bit, and you could wear it under a jacket afterwards and look somewhat smart as well as sporty. ..There aren’t many garments that you can wear at both ten and 45 years old. In fact, it’s best not to try. Skateboarding dads, I’m looking at you. But the cricket jumper looks equally alright on a kid or a middle-aged chap, and there’s something profoundly comforting about that." Alan Tyers, UK Telegraph, May 2015. I, however, am happy to mix up the style in the name of fashion. This navy version on Laura Bailey below is fabulous.
Laura Bailey in River Island, Vogue 2012
I'm also loving these Rag & Bone plunging V-neck Talia sweaters from 2014. (This style is also called a 'tennis sweater' in the US.)
Jaime King 2014

Lala AnthonyAlexandra Ambrosio & Liv Tyler in Rag & Bone Talia V-Neck
Olivia Wilde, May 2014
Emma Watson for People Tree Oxford Cricket Jumper 

Topshop Unique SS2016

Chanel Cruise Collection 2014
Karen Walker cricket jumper

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