What to wear this weekend: FEMAIL picks out the best half-zip sweaters

What to wear this weekend: FEMAIL picks out the best half-zip sweaters for effortless style this season

  • Dinah Van Tulleken shares advice for embracing the half-zip sweater trend 
  • British style editor says look for premium fabrics such as cashmere 
  • Here, Dinah reveals a selection of retailers currently stocking the trend 
  • HALF-ZIP SWEATER  

    The wonderful thing about fashion is that it can take something painfully uncool and, overnight, transform it into the most sought-after item of the season. The current example of this is the classic half-zip sweater.

    The good news is, you may already have one sitting at the back of the wardrobe or hanging by the back door. The bad news is you’ll have to learn to wear it in a whole new way.

    DESIGNER UPDATE

    Once the ultimate in preppy 90s chic, in recent years the halfzip sweater’s been demoted to use for gardening and walking the dog. Now designer J.W. Anderson’s navy and red design with a sporty stripe trim is selling for £235. Acne has taken it one step further with a fleece version for £460.

    Pictured: Stripe knit, £185, jigsaw-online.com; trousers, £138, reiss.com; loafers, £195, russellandbromley.co.uk

    Pictured: Stripe knit, £185, jigsaw-online.com; trousers, £138, reiss.com; loafers, £195, russellandbromley.co.uk

    MAKE IT SMART

    Believe it or not, the most fashionable among us are dressing up this most ‘dad’ of garments with an A-line skirt or smart trousers — like the tailored Reiss pair I’m wearing here.

    They’re even making them look great over dresses. It works in the office, yet can still technically be classified as loungewear. yours for just £12.80

    On the high street, there are plenty of good options. The stripe design that I’m wearing here is £185 from Jigsaw. John Lewis has a fabulous khaki design, £69 (below) and George at Asda has a cable knit in plum — for only £12.80.

    NOW SHOP THE TREND…

    Print 

    kitristudio.com

    £125 Shop

    Blue

    laredoute.co.uk

    £31.20 Shop

    Green 

    johnlewis.com

    £69 Shop