It's a little bit lumberjack, a tad Wild West and a whole lot '70s. Wearing roll-necks under shirts is all the fashion crowd seem to be doing at the moment. There are few things that make us happier than when fashion and practicality meet, and this microtrend is the ultimate "stay warm but look good" styling hack that we guarantee you'll be trying when the mercury plummets.
The pairing was all over the streets of fashion week, with showgoers reaching for their favourite retro blouses and layering them up with an assortment of skinny knits and base-layer bodysuits. Our favourite formulas include a classic Canadian tuxedo, white boots and a white roll-neck. Not only is the combination is easy and chic, but you probably already own everything you need to re-create it. Win-win.
Scroll down to see our favourite roll-neck–and-shirt looks and shop the trend.
Style Notes: A Canadian tuxedo calls for a flash of white, courtesy of heeled boots and a roll-neck knit.
Style Notes: This is seriously clever layering. A patterned skinny roll-neck instantly elevates this dress-over-trousers ensemble.
Style Notes: This street styler gets her colour combinations so right with powder-blue trousers, a nude leather shirt and a turquoise roll-neck.
Style Notes: Even a short-sleeved shirt can work with the roll-neck layering hack—just make sure it's skintight.
Style Notes: This showgoer takes a more laid-back approach by knotting a yellow silk shirt over a roll-neck base layer.
Style Notes: Don't forgo your loudest printed shirts, as they look just as good paired with a base layer.
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