Since it is getting colder, it is time to invest in, or start wearing if you already have it, the roll neck. If you don’t know what that is, you may be familiar with the polo neck – they are the same thing and used interchangeably. There are different types of roll neck jumpers out there, but for the most part, we’ll stick with the usual high-neck style that is folded over.
So here’s how you can style a roll neck this fall and winter:
The roll neck has been in fashion since the 1920s, though it is hard to pinpoint its origin. If you are looking for a timeless style, wearing a roll neck under a leather jacket is the way to go. Especially great for fall, a roll neck, leather jacket, and jeans is a classic combo that will have you looking stylish with a hint of class.
On its own
With the unpredictable British weather, we may even find ourselves with a little bit of heat during the fall and winter months (probably more so the former if it happens). If the weather isn’t too cold, or your body temperature regulates itself amazingly, then wearing the roll neck on its own is one fashionable way to wear it.
A thicker knit and possibly a vest or top underneath is recommended for this so you don’t completely freeze up when walking outside. Wearing it on its own not only saves you time from deciding what outerwear to pair it with, but it also offers a cool and handsome look. Pair it with smart trousers and loafers, and you’re good to go.
Who said you only had to wear shirts under a suit? A roll neck and suit is perfect for a fall and winter office (and formal) outfit. Not only is it appropriate professional wear, but it keeps you warm during the colder months. If you’re wondering about how you can style it like this, opt for a thinner knit roll neck of a neutral hue, and pair it with the suit of your choice – suits from T.M. Lewin are great for this style.
While the roll neck itself is a form of knitwear, wearing another piece of knitwear on top makes a statement. Cardigans are an especially iconic piece for fall and winter so don’t miss out by not adding this to your wardrobe. Accessorise with a beanie to add an extra touch of cosiness.
A winter coat, or an overcoat, is the ideal coat to be wearing during the colder seasons. It will keep you warm and make you look chic – and combining it with a roll neck? Ultimate warmth and class. With this style, you can go for thick or thin knit with a minimalist color palette. We don’t recommend jeans with this outfit as it detracts from the elegance of the overcoat, so pick dress pants instead and oxfords, or chelsea boots. You can also layer this look with a denim jacket underneath the coat for some casualness, if you like.