Back to school with a difference today. Charlie started ‘big’ school (sob!) and my eldest had her first day of senior school. I don’t know about the children, but I am feeling a touch of the information overload that comes with the start of the school year and two new schools! My brain feels like it might explode with all the extra kit requirements, clubs, timetables and letters from school. I think we are all going to need an early night tonight.
Getting up early and out the door on these *autumnal mornings requires an outfit that’s easy and effortless, and my go-to look is usually a pair of jeans, trainers and a nice jumper. *I know it’s not officially Autumn until the 22nd September, but the chill in the air this morning convinced me that that date means very little when it comes to sartorial matters.*
Over the years I have become a little bit fussy about my knitwear. I tend to avoid the high street unless they are made from natural fibres, and I have started to ‘invest’ in what I call ‘mid-range’ knitwear that will last more than one season. The jumper I am wearing today is from MIH (bought from The Outnet) and is 100% merino, so it’s the perfect weight for the current weather. My jumper is not available anymore, so I thought I would have a look around and create a knitwear edit for you. Pair with jeans and your trainers/loafers and you have the perfect ‘mum uniform’.
Lingua Franca is a very cool cashmere label from NYC that has recently arrived at Net-a-porter. Price wise they veer into the slightly unaffordable category where my budget is concerned, (along with Bella Freud although I do own a 1970 jumper and a few sample sale buys!) but I do love their simple, fun designs.