London is good for many different things: eating out, art galleries, parks and, of course, fashion week. One thing we're not so great at, however, is extreme weather—whether it's broken down trains, slippery roads, or pathetically porous coats, we're just not set up to deal with anything aside from mild drizzle. Sorry, but you know it's true. That's why we've been here over the last few months, drip-feeding you a steady stream of content that covers a variety of styling hacks and clever layering tricks to get you through the cold weather in style. Luckily for us, the latest trend that has come to our attention ticks both the style and practicality boxes.
Mesh tops are literally everywhere in London right now. No, they might not scream warmth, but they're actually the perfect insulating base layer—thin enough to slip under slim fit shirts and dresses, but also breathable enough that you won't end up a sweaty mess on the tube. Who What Wear's editors can attest to this. From our experience, the key to dressing warmly without looking like a snowman lies in clever, hard-working layers—and this trend couldn't be more fitting for this purpose.
Long-sleeved, lightweight and often featuring a roll neck, this versatile trend will carry you spring and into the summer months. We'll smother it in layers while it's still cold—think open shirts, V-neck jumpers and boiler suits, then when spring arrives, we'll tuck it into high-waisted tailored trousers and throw on a light blazer. Coming in a range of funky colours and prints—from florals to leopard—this is no ordinary base-layer, this is base-layer in party mode. Whatever hue you choose, you can guarantee it'll add reams of personality to any ensemble.