There are some fashion trends that are so bad they end up being cool. The latest styling of sticking any kind of animal motif on a chunky knit jumper is one of those trends. But this season has seen a certain refinement, a subtle revamp if you like, of the overstated, ‘in you face motif’, that was so popular last year. Nowadays, the animal in question is a little more quirky, a bit more underdone and dare we say it, in vogue, not all over the knit. With this in mind we’ve chosen our favourite animal motif jumpers that will get you all chirping, roaring or squeaking for autumn!
New Look – Navy Badger Knitted Jumper – £19.99
Show your support for our wonderful badgers by donning this super jumper from New Look. The navy and blue knit perfectly contrasts the black and white of the badger’s face. Will take you through autumn and winter. Sizes in 6 to 18.
Dorothy Perkins – Navy hen motif jumper – £29.00
This is a gorgeous example of how to do the animal motif well, with a cute cartoonist bird print that has sparkling embellishments of sequins on a navy background. Features a crew neck and long sleeves with a soft yarn. Sizes in 6 to 22.
Wallis – Stone Leopard Jumper – £35.00
We love the way Wallis has used a leopard on this design instead of the bog standard tiger. It even has fabulous detailing of black diamante eyes and has button detailing on the back of the neck. The fitted style with a thin knit will look great with skinny jeans and boots. Sizes in S,M and L.
John Lewis – White Stuff Birdy Jumper – £49.95
This jumper shows that you don’t have to just have the animal motif on the front of the jumper. This one features two lovebirds with hearts above them, all knitted in a super-soft alpaca blend from White Stuff. The jumper has a small pocket on the front with pearly button on left side. Sizes in 8 to 18.
Monsoon – Jolie Fairisle Bird Jumper – £55.00
Stripes and a bird motif? We’re in fashion heaven! A wonderfully bright jumper in fabulous autumn hues, with stripes up the arms and repeated for the bird print. The jumper has a touch of angora in the knit for extra softness, and features a bateau neckline with back buttons. Sizes 8 to 18.
Burberry Brit – Dog-intarsia wool and cashmere-blend sweater – £295
Gorgeous modern print style dog intarsia here which just goes to show how much these animal motifs have improved with age. The sweater is mid weight which makes it ideal for everyday use. The fabric is a luxe wool and cashmere mix, super soft and comfortable. Sizes in x small to x large.
Burberry Prorsum – Owl cashmere – £795
Finally, we love the fine knit of this sweater and the fit of it, very flattering. The colours of the owl are also striking, unusual with the gorgeous neon blue eyes against the black outline, almost tattoo like. A jumper that will definitely get you side glances and approving looks. Sizes in x small to x large.