How to Style The 'Isabella' Jumper: Vintage Inspired Knitwear For Autumn 2021

Last year, we introduced the 'Isabella' jumper to the Wardrobe in a beautiful lilac shade. We loved it so much that we have brought it back this season, now available in our new vintage blue colour. Read on for our top styling tips!

THE INSPIRATION

Both Granny Rose and Edna loved a short sleeved jumper and we can see why! These photos of Rose in her jumper inspired the style of our first knitwear piece, the 'Isabella' jumper, named for Rose's middle name. 

Rose styled hers with trousers and mid-length skirts, but a short sleeved jumper is also great for layering with blouses, waistcoats and dresses.
Granny Rose rocking her signature jumpers.


THE ORIGINAL ISABELLA

We were all set for the release of the original 'Isabella' in Spring 2020 until the pandemic hit, delaying our plans. However it was well worth the wait to see our design come to life in the Autumn! 

Each 'Isabella' jumper has been knitted just 30 minutes from us, in the historic town of Hawick. We chose a super soft lambswool cashmere yarn and loved how cosy the jumpers were. Our first drop was in this gorgeous lilac shade, perfect for brightening up the darker months.

THE NEW SHADE

This October, we reintroduced the 'Isabella' jumper to the Wardrobe in a lovely new Vintage Blue yarn. It pairs perfectly with this season's skirts and blouses, giving you endless ways to style it!

STYLING THE 'ISABELLA'

Need outfit inspiration? Here are five easy ways to style the 'Isabella' jumper:


WITH TAILORED TROUSERS AND A CAPE

Our 'Gwyneth' cape and 'Patricia' trousers keep this outfit cosy, while the 'Anna' bag is the ideal accessory to finish the look. 

WITH DUNGAREES

Looking for something more feminine? Try pairing your jumper with a cute dungaree dress and ruffled collar. 

LAYERED OVER A LONG SLEEVED BLOUSE

Short sleeved jumpers don't have to mean bare arms. Show off your favourite 'Lillias' blouse and finish the outfit with a pair of smart trousers.

WITH A TAILORED MATCHING SET

For a smart Autumn outfit, pick our 'Polly' waistcoat and 'Elizabeth' skirt, both in the Windowpane Check. Add a matching navy hat to keep the cold at bay.

OVER A FLORAL DRESS

Florals aren't just for spring! Our Rose and Leaf print 'Josie' dress compliments the 'Isabella' jumper beautifully. 

THE TEAM
Rose’s Wardrobe was founded by Emma and Leanne after both having over 12 years of experience between them working in high street, vintage inspired, and fashion supplier backgrounds. The inspiration from Rose’s Wardrobe derived from Emma and Leanne’s muses - their grandmas and great grandma - Patricia, Edna, and Rose. The aim is to produce replicas of the beautiful clothes their grandmas wore, using colours, styles and prints from the 1940’s through to the 1960’s. Anna joined our team this year as our brand assistant. She is a recent fashion graduate and helps out with everything from social media to sewing. You can connect with Rose’s Wardrobe on FacebookInstagram and Pinterest. Have a look at where Rose’s Wardrobe will be here. Read our sustainability statement. Or, shop the collection