When I find an item of clothing or a pair of shoes I like, I buy it in every colour it comes in. So much so, If you were to peek inside my wardrobe, it would look as if it belonged to twins who like to dress in the matching ensembles, only in different shades. Off the top of my head, I can tell you have I two Ghost Jenna dresses (the original blue and the updated pink). I also have two pairs of Next’s slouchy boots—one in burgundy, one in black. Oh, and the white and grey versions of Zara’s new snap-button t-shirt (which fits like a dream, in case you were wondering). But the item I’ve bought not once, not twice, but three times is a simple but incredibly versatile piece from one of my favourite high-street stores: & Other Stories.
& Other Stories has always had one of the strongest knitwear sections on the high street; from cult-status varsity jumpers to sought-after cable-knit cardigans, whatever woolly moment you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it here. However, one of my favourite toasty finds is its mock neck jumper; a straight-fit knit sweater with what the brand calls a “mock neck”—a high neckline that isn’t bulky and that doesn’t roll over itself. The jumper itself is not oversized, nor is it fitted; it’s simply the perfect cut for layering over dresses and blouses, or for tucking into the front of your jeans or a skirt alike. The off-shoulder seams loan to the overall relaxed feel, making it the ideal throw-on for days in the house as well as a cosy extra layer for when you do venture outdoors.
It’s a best-seller for the brand and, aside from the fact that it comes in just about every colour you can think of, part of its undeniable charm is its price-point. At £35, it’s incredibly affordable, particularly for & Other Stories, whose knitwear peaks at £120. It proved so popular, & Other Stories has recently unveiled a slightly cropped mock neck jumper, which is almost identical to the original, only that it sits a fraction higher.
A firm favourite amongst the style set, I’ve seen both Jessica Skye and Nicole Ocran wearing their & Other Stories mock neck jumpers this season, in the sage and pink colourways respectively. As for me? Well, I have it in white, beige, and sage—but I currently have my eye on the grey, black, mole, and red iterations, too. However, I’ve learnt from past experiences that, although they sometimes come back into stock, & Other Stories’s mock neck jumpers sell out fast. Scroll below to see the styles currently in stock, then start planning your upcoming outfits to accommodate them.