Autumn statements: animal motif jumpers

19/10/2012

Imogen Newton in Elle France August 2012 (photography: Claire Shilland, styling: Jeanne Le Rault)
I often wonder how a certain design turns into a must-have fashion item. While the whimsical reindeer sweaters only saw the light of day at Christmas, the growling Givenchy and, later, adorable Burberry motifs suddenly made us want to fall back into innocence and really embrace the trend. Perhaps it’s got something to do with the inner child or a stylish effort for not taking yourself too seriously…

I chose some of the sweetest ones today – their soft cuteness instantly puts a smile on your face and allows you to express love to a certain creature. Whatever reason you have for wearing one of those jumpers – embrace it: combine with a pencil skirt or smart trousers and structured coat or, just like Burberry did, peplum jacket for work, full skirt, lady-like bag, platform laced ankle boots and trench (again, very Burberry) for lunch  or jeans and duffle coat for weekends and walks in a country. Just don’t leave them in a draw until Christmas day.

animal motif jumpers
Click to buy: 1. Portland fox intarsia merino wool sweater by Aubin & Wills (£125) + similar one by Peter Jensen, 2. Owl intarsia cashmere sweater by Burberry Prorsum (£895), 3. Horse angora mix jumper by Warehouse (£45), 4. French hen sweater by J.Crew (£80), 5. Swan jumper by Miss Selfridge (£39), 6. Doe embellished jumper by Monsoon (£49), Sequined puppy sweater by Muveil (£382.12), 7. Badger jumper by Dorothy Perkins (£30), 8. Fox print jumper by Marsha at Joules (£69.95), 9. Ivory poodle jumper by Dorothy Perkins (£30), 10. Sequined puppy sweater by Muveil (£382.12), 11. Scottie dog angora-blend jumper by Wallis (£20), 12. Horse intarsia cashmere wool sweater by Jaeger (£120) + similar ones by Joie, C Wonder and Wildfox

Not every sweater made it to the post, but you can find them on-line. The list includes squirrels, zebras, baby leopards, mummy leopard, blue birds, peacocks, bunny, rabbit, giraffe, elephant, owls (1 and 2), cats (1234 - 5) and more dogs (12345) Did I miss anything?

fox-toy-animal
Photo source: Imogen Newton in Elle France August 2012 (photography: Claire Shilland, styling: Jeanne Le Rault)

48 comments:

  1. I've been looking for a Burberry-like owl-printed sweater or t-shirt for months. I found a sweater at French Connection in London, but it was a sequined owl and it looked too flashy for my taste. Still looking, I might call it an obsession. :) I bought myself a cute notebook though, with two owls on the cover. :)

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    1. I just added a couple on pinterest, honey. Have a look. They may not be fantastic yarn-wise, but so so so sweet! x

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  2. Love all these sweaters! Great choices!

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  3. Ha, ha :))) These sweaters reminded me of the sweaters Collin Firth wore in Bridget Jones Diary (http://www.urbanmoms.ca/juice/assets_c/2011/12/Colin-Firth-reindeer-sweater-Bridget-Jones-Diary-30674.html)
    I like a lot to combine casual clothes with smart ones, I think this is the future even though one should be looked weird in the office when wearing a pencil skirt, high smart heels and a sweater with a reindeer, but I would give anything to see the face of my former stiff neck coworkers looking at such outfit. Have a lovely weekend, dear Little Rus :*

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    1. The reindeer jumper memory was very much influenced by Bridget Jones movie, too. :) If I was working in an office, I'd definitely wear a dog-printed sweater with more "serious" things. :) Unless, of course, it's totally out of the dress code policy.
      Have a beautiful weekend, too!
      xxx

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  4. Oh I love those sweaters!
    Loves.

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  5. I love pairing big cozy jumpers with skirts and tights! Could you please consider following each other? wwe.shineonbyandrea.blogspot.com

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  6. I think I've fallen in love with all these jumpers, I love the first one especially, I would definitely wear this. Thanks for commenting on my blog. Would you like to follow each other?
    Chloe xx
    http://twinklespoon.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I'm so in love with this trend, too cute.
    Great blog, following!
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  8. They're so sweet! I was looking at some this week but I didn't pull the trigger yet. I really love the Jaeger one here.

    Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE these! I think my favorite is the black ones with the horses, but i really like them all.

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  10. The jumpers are so cute, I want them all! :D
    xxx

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  11. Love the one with the chicken !

    http://www.olastory.com/

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  12. Ooo so much sweters with animals, great post! <3 xo

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  13. love those sweater!
    I invite you to follow my blog on http://laviecestchic.blogspot.com
    hope that you like it!!!
    kisses

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  14. Super cute jumpers! really liking them for autumn/winter!

    Huge hugs Gittemary.com
    Facebook.com/ThePictureOfMary
    Youtube.com/Gittemary

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  15. I love them all but number 2 is too gorgeous and sadly too pricey for me <3
    xo



    glamDevils

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  16. There are so many great sweaters here!

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  17. To be honest, I must say I don't love this trend, but you found some really nice ones that I haven't seen until now. Maybe I should reconsider? Awesome post!

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  18. I love the chicken and all of the puppy dog styles! HaHaHa I think they're so cute! Thank you so much for telling me about Plaster Doll. Her creations are so delightful! Hope you're having a great weekend.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  19. OMG!!! I love some of them!!!! I love this trend so much!
    thanks for resuming all this items!
    kisses!

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  20. I really like the cute trend. I actually fell in love with it before it even became a trend. At Asos and Zara you can find pretty nice options

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  21. oh my god the sweaters are amazing
    thank you for this inspriing collection!

    want to follow each other? i will defiently follow back

    my blog:
    http://thebizarrebirdcage.blogspot.de/

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  22. Love those sweaters! They are so cute:) Following you on GFC! It would be great if you can check my blog and maybe follow me back:)

    Kisses, Lucy!

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  23. I have been longing for an animal motif jumper ever since I saw the Burgerry owl sweater! Natalia, thank you so much for this great selection: you are giving me some tempting inspiration...Wish you are enjoying a great w-e!

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  24. Haha, yes cats! I just did a big round up of kitties for a website that will be launching soon. I love the trend (or at least my inner kitty cat does)...thanks for all the alternatives, while I love it I can't see paying premium prices for a trend like this, so I may get the wildfox horse sweater and call it a day.

    xo Mary Jo

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  25. This is such a cute trend. I saw the french hen cashmere sweater on someone in the city today :)

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  26. Great post, I'm still a bit on the fence over the whole animal print sweater thing, but have to say am really loving the scotty dog one!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  27. Great blog you have here!
    why not hop on mine to see if you're interested with the 'feature program' I have right here?

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  28. I love this trend, and this post!! Great collection of sweaters :)

    <3 Josephine
    www.champagnestar.com

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  29. Какие милые свитера! Зверята задают тон)

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  30. We've been seeing a lot on blogs lately, they are lovely.

    xx
    5th&6th

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  31. A lovely selection! I am very keen on the owl (2) and the french hen(4)but they are all very cute!

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  32. The first jumper is so cute!
    tie-dye-eyes.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. Totally in love with this trend, I'm totally looking forward to finding 'the one'! Maybe is the child in us, as you mentioned, but I really like them all! Thanks for sharing these pictures, they are all insanely cute!

    Jenny
    www.jensoutfitjournal.com

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  34. the pictures are great, and i want allllll those sweaters!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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  35. Oh I've had a lovely half hour catching up on your recent posts. Loved this one lots - wouldn't t wear one myself but I think they are SO cute! Avril xx PS thank you for your comment on my blog - it was lovely of you to drop by x

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