Have you already adorned your house with festive decorations? Is your Christmas tree up yet? These are questions I’ve been seeing hotly debated on Twitter, facebook, and on people’s blogs. Everyone seems to have a view on when is the right time to bring out the Christmas finery.
As for me, I’m an early Christmas bird. I start getting into the spirit at the end of November. But D isn’t, so in our house we come to some happy medium, and put up the tree somewhere around the first or second week of December.
But a Christmas jumper is purely my own business, so I like to start wearing mine early. (Not too early, mind. I saw a woman in a local shop wearing a red Rudloph sweater IN JUNE, and had to do a double-take. Ok, this is London, where anything goes, but really…???)
Fat Face have a beautiful new range of knitwear, which is festive enough to wear on Christmas Day itself, but stylish enough to last all season (and can even double up as skiwear, for those cosy apres-ski evenings.)
The knitwear in Fat Face’s Christmas jumper range varies from novelty prints featuring reindeer and Christmas trees, to Scandi-inspired seasonal designs, with snowflakes or hearts in a range of reds, navy, brown or grey.
Although I was tempted by the reindeer jumpers, which are very tasteful compared with a lot on offer at this time of year, I opted for the Fairisle Yoke jumper, in grey marl. I chose a slightly bigger size than usual, as I like my Christmas jumpers to be large and snuggly. The jumper when it arrived was super-soft – a mohair/cotton/wool/nylon mix – perfect for curling up on the sofa, with some mulled wine and a mince pie.
I teamed it with a pair of worn denim super-skinny jeans from Fat Face’s new season denim range. Like the jumper, the jeans are very soft, and have the flexibility of jeggings, but feel more durable.
We have no tree yet to sit beside, so I took my Christmas jumper combo out into the garden for a little spin.
When do you start wearing festive clothes? Do you think Christmas jumpers aren’t just for Christmas?
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