Want to know how to work the biggest knitwear trend of AW15/16? This season the faithful roll-neck has shaken off its reputation for being a tad uncool and is being warmly embraced by fashionistas.
Once just practical and warm, roll-necks are now flying sky high at the top of the style stakes. Tight and ribbed or baggy and crocheted, there are many ways to style the trend. Below are five looks to get you started. Just roll with it.
1. Layer some bling over your roll-neck
This season layer chunky jewels and curb chains over knitwear to add interest. This lilac Nami polo neck from Whistles looks divine worn with this chunky floral diamanté necklace from Coast.
Nami Polo Neck, Whistles, £75
Coast Queenie Necklace, £39, ASOS
2. Too cool for school in Sporty Luxe
This black and white striped, cropped polo-neck from H&M is retro cool teamed with a silky bomber jacket. The shorter length and ribbed jersey fabric give this polo-neck a sporty feel.
Short polo-neck top, £7.99, H&M
Another sporty option is this mock neck swing dress from Abercrombie & Fitch which comes in grey or black and white striped. Finish the look with Converse or retro-styled sneakers.
Mock Neck Swing Dress, £50, Abercrombie & Fitch
For an All-American just too-cool-for-school retro look Tommy Hilfiger has the iconic varsity satin bomber jacket in black satin with Tommy’s trademark red, white and blue.
Tommy Hilfiger Varsity Satin Bomber Jacket, £365, mytheresa.com
Alternatively opt for the DIESEL G-Absol-D Contrast bomber jacket in pink and black.
Diesel G-Absol-D Contrast Bomber Jacket, £270, Very Exclusive
3. Layer a faux-fur gilet over a fitted roll-neck
For a cool casual look a roll-neck is cute and cosy paired with a faux-fur gilet. This fluffy, cream faux-fur vest from Abercrombie & Fitch is a playful addition to your winter wardrobe.
Faux Fur Vest, £74, Abercrombie & Fitch
Black Lightweight Roll-neck Knitted Top, £20, River Island
4. Smart and sleek – the roll-neck & tube skirt combo
This outfit works well in the office all the way through to after work drinks. Wear a fitted roll-neck, like this sweater with turn-down collar from Zara, paired with a hip-skimming-below-the-knee tube skirt to create a killer silhouette.
Sweater with a Turn-Down Collar, £29.99, Zara
Tube Skirt, £29.99, Zara
Team with some spiky-heeled boots like the combined high heel bootie also from Zara.
Combined High Heel Bootie, £39.99, Zara
Alternatively this sleeveless camel turtleneck from Miss Selfridge looks fab worn under a tailored blazer finished with a diamante brooch.
Camel Sleeveless Knitted Top, £22, Miss Selfridge
5. Play with contrasting textures
Black, navy and grey knitwear doesn’t have to be boring – play with contrasting textures and interesting fabrics for a modern, edgy look.
Wear a long-length cable knit roll-neck or an oversized open knit roll-neck jumper like the Fanella open knit roll-neck jumper from Reiss, with tight leather trousers or leather-look leggings for a rebellious vibe.
Fanella Open-Knit Roll-Neck Jumper, £145, Reiss
La Garçon Leather-Look Trousers by Jovonna, £50, Topshop