|T-shirt, £20, River Island. Skirt: £35, Oasis. Sandals: £68, River Island. Suitcase: £169, Kipling. Sunglasses: £20, Toyshades.|
Being slow on the A/W bandwagon, I’m easing myself in gently. I can’t quite bring myself to crack open my winter suitcase just yet, neither do I want to put on my new oversized knits just yet (even if the weather demands it).
This is a trend I’m seeing everywhere, and it’s so easy to achieve on the High Street. The stripe t-shirt, in general, is a trend – in a 70s, ‘Peanuts’ kind of way (Peanuts is a whole trend in itself, but I’ll come to that another time)…but if you find one with the added high neck? A bonus.
|Cotton ‘Not Ordinary’ t-shirt: £20, River Island|
This t-shirt satisfies my two loves – stripes and logos. Wear with an A-line skirt now and with next season’s pinafore dress for that September ‘not sure what season we’re in’ moment (we’re still loving dungarees but it has morphed into a chicer silhouette).
|Suede pinafore dress, £125, Another Eight|
|£28, Dorothy Perkins|
Roll-necks, polo-necks, turtlenecks (to be honest, I’m not definite on the distinction here – are turtlenecks a smaller version of a poloneck?) – whatever you want to call them, high necks are in. Time to even add a ‘neck’ to your evening dresses – it will be your signature A/W Look, I promise. My style, currently, is in the form of a more relaxed t-shirt, as I said, I like to easy myself in gently…
How to wear…the turtleneck
1. Stripe jumper, £24.99, H&M
2. Suedette skirt, £38, Oasis
3. Suede flats, £62, Topshop
4. Floral dress, £55, Topshop
5. Suede heels, £79, Dune
6. Chiffon top, £42, Atterley
7. Denim culottes, £38, River Island
8. Cotton t-shirt: £20, River Island