Despite our slight falling out of love with COS earlier this year, every time I walk down Regent Street I find myself inexplicably drawn to the store…it’s amazing how many walks through London coincidentely just happen to pass by COS. Last week I found myself in there and I stumbled upon two perfect sweaters that I would urge you to consider if there is a sweater sized hole in your wardrobe.
Firstly, I bought the inkily-dark, navy merino-rib, round neck sweater, which has a hemline that gently dips at the back, covering your bottom, a design detail that saves it from being ‘ordinary’. The fit is comfortably easy, so it doesn’t hug your body but it does straighten you out in a neat way. The sleeves are not wide or baggy, but just fit your arms enough to feel elegant rather than soggy. The heavy-ish merino wool is a rib knit, so it’s sleek rather than fluffy and I really like the generous round neck. It is the perfect navy sweater and since buying mine I’ve worn it with a saffron yellow pencil skirt for meetings, over a vintage floaty lace skirt for supper and over my ‘best’ jeans with a silk scarf tied at my neck for a perfume press day. It’s worked VERY hard in its first week and it still looks fresh.
Then I also fell for the rich emerald green jumper in the same merino rib knit. It has a slightly more casual feel, being a touch looser but is also has a very grown up sleekness to the final effect that makes it a brilliant weekend sweater. And the green…..it just lifts your spirits in a way grey or black never do. Both sweaters are £69 and have a clean simpleness -free from tricksy trims- that is so refreshing to find. The green sweater is here, the navy one here, Good to be back in love again.