The Grey Ribbed Rollneck

As I sit here reminiscing on Halloweens past, costumes adorned, parties made belligerent, I think to myself, God what happened to your youth!? Perhaps it’s because I am currently in Belgium and the American holiday isn’t as widely embraced here (or understood as an epic out-of-this-world excuse to rage for 48 hours straight), but this seems like the first year I didn’t really feel the same level of holiday energy that I used to. Please imagine Samuel L. Jackson’s voice as I say, “I’m getting too old for this shit”.

Speaking of getting older, ahem – I mean aging like a fine wine – nothing complements the elegance of adulthood as much as a ribbed rollneck. It’s a style that is blissfully pragmatic, keeping you warm while also achieving a smart and polished feel.

THE UTILITY:

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Rollnecks are an ingenious and unexpected way to layer for Fall. Having that little piece of cloth peek out above a pullover neckline adds an almost Scandinavian touch, speaking to good design and simplicity. You can also create a sexy smouldering look by layering a slipdress, as I’ve done below. I found one from Zara that is literally made of dreams: a mixture of black satin, bronze detail, and delicate lace. Normally when layering you want to keep the materials as simple as possible to create a refined look. But if you happen to stumble upon one similar to this, find that inner diva and the world will be your stage.

You can also hit this trend twice as hard by hanging your rollneck over a dark leather skirt. Most styles will do, but I am a loyalist to the classic pencil cut. And of course Black leather, because it’s Satan’s Glam day and I’m a wannabe vampire. You can let the sweater hang over the skirt’s waistline or, grab one side of the top and tuck it into the skirt. This trick will instantly elongate your frame, creating long legs and a cutesy little torso.

Featured: Neiman Marcus / Long Sleeve Rollneck

• In heather grey with relaxed fit
• Turtleneck with ribbed trim
• 100% 9GG, 2-ply cashmere
• $125 USD (on sale!)

Alternatives:

rag & bone
Acne Studios
DemyLee Isla

THE FUNCTION:

LEISURE:

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GET THE LEISURE LOOK!

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  1. Bardot Karlie Lace Trim Midi Slipdress
  2. MAC Lipstick
  3. Alkemie Jewelry Double Feather Earrings
  4. Tory Burch Leather Round-Toe Booties

PROFESSIONAL

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GET THE PROFESSIONAL LOOK!

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  1. J.O.A. Faux Leather Pencil Skirt
  2. Theory – Clairene Brushed Wool And Cashmere-blend Jacket – Gray
  3. Stella McCartney stiletto pumps
  4. Chan Luu – Silver Labradorite Earrings

xx always,
Rachel

One Comment

  1. […]  Btw what also might be familiar in my professional & leisure looks are the grey rollneck from this post, and my Levi’s 501 from this. As the phrase goes: Reduce [the wardrobe], Reuse [staple […]

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