Trend of the week: Jumpers

Has summer left you cold? Best cosy up in a snugly sweater says Annmarie O’Connor.

Colour block jumper, Penneys €14

Sandro ‘Sensation’ knitted sweater, €165

Textured sweatshirt, €48.39

Creatures of the Wind for J.Crew brokenstripe sweater tee, €213

Loose knit jumper, Mango €39.99

Equipment wine jumper, Seagreen €325

Jersey cable knit, Zara €49.95


With warm weather but a distant memory, there’s something quite comforting about the humble sweater.

Even the autumn/winter 12 catwalks cottoned onto the cosy factor.

Ribbed and cable style polos at Christopher Kane, chunky belted jumpers at Mulberry and Marc Jacob’s pilgrim-esque pullovers all had the fash pack in knots.

Get ahead of the style set and start wearing yours now.


Soften a classic shirt with fine wools like merino and angora, or add boyish texture to a ditsy dress with chunkier cable styles.

Pair a cashmere pullover with a pencil skirt and kitten heels for desk-to-dinner chic.

Opt for thinner knits for a leaner look. Oversized styles have catwalk credibility but can overwhelm a bustier silhouette or apple shape.

Wrap up in next season’s hot hue – burgundy.


Junior Cert and Leaving Cert students mustn’t be forced to go through the motions with state exams, and we need creative thinking to find alternatives fast, writes mother and educator Ellie O’Byrne.Policy fail? Insistence that state exams go ahead in June is glib and ignorant

Yes, we all need to stay at home but that doesn't mean your children have to be bored, says Michelle McGlynnWorld of wonder: What to do with the children outdoors

Over the next three weeks, I am going to outline how you can support yourself and your family over this period of lockdown, writes Richard Hogan.Learning Points: Keeping children on a healthy and happy regime

As we are settling into our new routines of self isolation, staying at home and home schooling it feels that a whole new set of pressures is coming down the tracks.Mum's The Word: Pressure to be productive in a world of online classes

More From The Irish Examiner