The Rise of the Rollneck

With the British winter comes bitter, windy and rainy days so keeping warm is a necessity. Jumpers obviously lend themselves perfectly to fulfil this need and in the past year one particular style has been ruling them all.

There are many different styles of rollneck that can be worn in many different ways. Credit:

There are many different styles of rollneck that can be worn in many different ways. Credit:

Roll, turtle or polo, there are many names for the different styles of high-necked jumpers but whatever you call them, you will probably own at least one.

But what makes the roll neck so popular? For a start, they offer that bit of extra coverage, meaning more warmth that is valuable when the temperature drops.

Recently, wearing more and baring less skin has become the way to dress so a high-necked top is all you need to nail this trend.

There’s something about a high-necked, slim fit jumper that oozes sophistication. This is especially the case when worn in black or cream with black trousers or a leather skirt.

Alexa Chung is the ultimate style queen. To work the high-neck trend like this fashion icon, pair a slim fitting version under a pinafore dress or tucked in to a button-down skirt for a preppy vibe.

High-neck tops are also the ideal solution for those days when you feel a bit self-conscious and want to cover up. Although we should all want to flaunt what we’ve got, we all have times where we’d rather not be on show. Having a high neckline to snuggle in to fixes this problem and will make you feel comfortable and cosy.

Perfect for the winter to spring transition. Credit:

Perfect for the winter to spring transition. Credit:

No matter what your style, age or body type, the new it-jumper suits everyone. The best ones I’ve found are from Asos or Topshop but for the student budget, Primark has a lot of simple versions to offer.

This style of top may be great for winter but they’re also perfect for the transitional period just before spring too when worn without a coat. Buy one now and you’ll be guaranteed to wear it in spring, winter and autumn. It’s the perfect staple for the student wardrobe.