4 Looks For You And The Crew
Written by Lucy Felton
These hotly-tipped jersey-fuelled style ideas are about to become the most hyped looks on your feed. Lucy Felton, fashion journalist and The Lucy Edit blogger runs you through the options.
Struck with a mild case of new season info overload? It’s worth remembering that in real-life no one actually splurges on building their wardrobes from scratch. In fact, the savviest style go-getters are hunting out the AW17-worthy quick outfit fixes instead. The kind of closet additions that have minimum impact on the pocket, maximum impression on the street. Sometimes it’s the simplest pieces that anchor a look, so focus on getting the jersey foundations right and the rest will follow.
The Dapper Lad
Clean, crisp, striking, cuffed on the sleeve, neat on the chest and with preppy button down collar, the clout of the jersey polo top needs little explanation. Only when hitched up into sharp mod-England terrain with braces, cuffed ankle grazers and your home team’s scarf, suddenly a firm favourite feels anything but old news. Strong. Outfit. Game.
The Sports Fan
If it looks like a flashy bootleg piece from the 90s, it’s right. We’re talking designer Italian feel motifs, original colour combos, shouty logos – you get where this is going. Step forward, the hero side-stripe sweater, in iconic green, white and red. Timeless, stand out and every bit the autumn pro. Acid wash denim and your smartest sneaks will make this revival piece soar.
The Street King
Go-to joggers have been treated to a dose of motocross via panelling and well-placed pockets, while the latest hoodie comes in an anything but average print. A tracksuit with lounge factor, that can also be worn on the street is win win in our eyes. Gain smart yet casj feels by slipping on a pair of rubber-block lace ups – zone in on ones with a sawtooth sole and you’re set.
The Thrifty Idol
It all starts with the perfect white t-shirt. Once you’ve got that right, progress to the main event. An army shirt, for example, gives all the urban appeal but with picked-it-up-in-the-thrift-store character. While a brand new white tee will also happily revive your rock n roll leather jacket after its summer battering in the festival fields. Mud, beer, backstage passes stuck to the lapels… Nothing a pristine white tee can’t fix.