I've Looked Everywhere—These 15 Elevated But Cosy Jumpers Are Just Perfect


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Let's be honest. January can be pretty miserable at times. Cold, often wet (thanks, England) days and long, dark nights can make it hard to motivate ourselves to get out and do the things we usually enjoy—exercising, catching up with friends, and even going on your favourite coffee run. It takes a concerted effort to focus on the things that do bring us joy in the winter months. Maybe that's an indulgent roast dinner by a pub fireplace or a Sunday afternoon in front of Netflix snuggling your dog. Me? I love a good cosy jumper. Honestly, I can tell you now. Add a fluffy, chunky or snuggly knit to your collection, and suddenly, all cold-weather activities become a lot more bearable. 


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Alexa Chung shows us cosy knits can still be extremely stylish in this fluffy quarter-zip jumper. 

Even fashion expert Alexa Chung showcased her cosiest jumper on Instagram lately, and ever since, I've been keeping a mental list of the best styles I've come across, both online and on a couple of recent trips to Oxford Street. Of course, knitwear is hitting the stores thick and fast now that the clocks have gone back and the temperature has dropped significantly. Everyone from H&M and COS to Net-a-Porter and MATCHESFASHION.COM has some gorgeous styles I just want to wrap myself up in, and no doubt, you will too. 

Keep scrolling to see my edit of the 15 best cosy jumpers out there right now, from alpaca-blend to cashmere polo necks. They're all ready to be your new best friend this winter… 

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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.