“ Brand: New Look / Genre: Casual Wear „
Around two months ago when the weather started to become chillier I decided it was time to update my winter wardrobe. I never really had any thick jumpers/jackets and wearing a dressing gown around the house during the day would be sure to make me feel sluggish and lazy. I came across this Minnesota Open Neck Sports Hoody Jumper in new look and I thought it was perfect for my needs.
The Jumper is stone/beige in colour, despite it looking rather white/cream in the picture above it is actually just that little bit darker. The jumper is pretty simple in its design, it is long length with a large pocket towards the bottom end, and it also has a decoration on the front in black which says Minnesota. On the back there is a large hood which has tassels that come down the front.
This is not the typical jumper that I would buy, in fact I don't buy any jumpers, this is the first. My main purpose of buying it was to have a comfy casual home wear jumper that will keep me warm in the cold winter nights. In other terms you could say it was a slumming jumper. It's definitely not something I would wear outside the home, I just don't think I would feel comfortable, I prefer a more smart appearance outside of the house, I don't mind casual but I feel this oversteps my casual boundaries.
I have found the jumper to be fantastic, it's quite thin so it's not overly heavy but it keeps me so warm and snuggly. The jumper is very stretchy, especially on the sleeves and on the bottom area, these have elastic within them but the entire jumper seems to stretch and fit around whichever way I slump myself on the couch. The thing I like most about the jumper is the length. It comes down to the mid-thigh area so I am able to wear leggings with it. Due to the v shaping of the neck I'm not entirely sure if a top is supposed to be worn underneath it but I never have and I still find it warm and comfortable enough.
I have worn and washed the jumper several times and it is still in excellent condition. It easily goes back into shape and it rarely needs ironing if dried flat. The jumper is 65% polyester and 35% cotton. It can be bought from new look for £ 19.99 and it is available in sizes 8-14. I would definitely recommend this jumper, I absolutely love it.