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Editor’s Pick: the insiders’ must-haves

17.12.2016

Jess Cartner-Morley

Fashion editor, The Guardian

YOUR NEW STYLE HERO

Be it weekend luxe or cocktail-ready, the black roll neck is the ultimate style chameleon

With that killer combination of classic elegance and laid-back cool, the roll neck is the fashion lovechild of Audrey Hepburn and James Bond. And this year, it has upped its game. Already a winner for its simple-yet-dramatic silhouette, this understated essential has reinvented itself as the base layer of fashion champions. It goes like this. Monday morning: wear it to work under a sleeveless shift, with tights. Thursday: it does day-to-night brilliantly under a jewel-coloured silk T-shirt, with tailored trousers. Saturday night: with a cosy roll neck underneath, your spaghetti-strap dresses don’t need to hibernate. Sunday morning: add a denim shirt and jeans. The simple ideas are always the best ones. Roll up, roll up...
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