8 of the best springtime vintage inspired knits

It’s official. Spring has sprung! Or at least it feels like it here in London, it’s decidedly warmer and the sun is ACTUALLY SHINING!

I have to say though as someone who is always cold I need some knitwear still. Here are 8 of the best vintage inspired Springtime jumpers and cardigans available online right now.

(i’ve tried to go for a mix of international brands!)

I love anything with a bit of faux fur trim.

Miss Selfridge- £39

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I love the 60s vibe of this windowpane sweater from Simons- especially in the stunning vibrant yellow

 Simons- $48

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And this Gingham number from the new Collectif Spring/Summer collection is very cute too

 Collectif- £39.50

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(As an aside for anyone who finds Collectif cardis and jumpers short , this is long line!)

I love the classically 40s colours of this Freddies of Pinewood sweater

Freddies of Pinewood- £40

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This eBay seller offers up the most amazing 40s report hand knitted sweaters

Lindy Lou’s- £58

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20th Century Foxy make an array of fab basic cards in classically 50s colours with 3/4 length sleeves.

20th Century Foxy- £28

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There’s just one of these cardi’s left on the ModCloth website…

Modcloth- $74.99

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Australian brand Retrospec’d make amazing report pieces. I really like this jumper!

Retrospec’d- $69

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Exciting things coming up….

It’s been a bit quiet around these parts for a while- work/ writing/ selling/ making sure I had a bit of “me” time got in the way!

I have a few announcements for upcoming events and exciting things however!!!!

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In March I will be hosting a talk at Whitehall museum, Cheam, Surrey (where these days I am the curator).

More details here

Also in Feb/ March keep your eyes peeled for the BIG advantage-in-vintage wedding sale. I have already been sourcing some incredible wedding stock including jewellery, dresses and shoes- so keep your eyes peeled.

I’ve just this week listed some new pieces on buy-it-now’s in the ebay shop too.

In April I am very excited to announce that my second book will be coming out!!!!

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Style Me Vintage: 1940s will be released on the 2nd April- I will be stocking copies of the book (signed if you wish!) in my etsy and ebay shops too. There will be lots of upcoming events connected to the book too…. So keep your eyes peeled!

The Vintage Parade- Winchester 16th November

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I am very excited to announce that Naomi and I will be attending the Vintage Parade down in Hampshire next Sunday. We will be judging the best dressed competition and there will also be a chance to pick up a copy of Style Me Vintage: Accessories at a special price (cheaper than Amazon!!! Yes…you really did read that correctly). *cough, great Christmas present idea, cough*

I am really excited to finally be attending one of the Vintage Parade’s events. I have heard great things about them!

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A little blurb about the events:

The Vintage Parade’s fairs and events was set up to give the local people of Sussex and Hampshire an opportunity to access the charm of 1930s-1980s vintage fashions and paraphernalia.

We know how hard it is to source that unique and quality vintage piece. That is why we have created these events especially for you. Aren’t we kind! All of your vintage prayers have been answered.

The Vintage Parade  is not your average vintage fair…we like to bring something a little bit different to the kitchen table. Come to be bedazzled by the highest quality and best selection of vintage vendors. The atmosphere is always filled with an nostalgic ambiance from our live entertainers! No need to go to London for the day – affordable and exclusive items will be available for you to ‘ooo’, ‘aaa’ and ‘buy’. Look out for our retro and classic cars out the front, you never know who you will behind the wheel.

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When? November 16th  11am-4pm

Where? Winchester Guildhall

The Broadway, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9GH

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