Warm up: The best roll neck jumpers for a chic autumn
Aug 16, 2023
A classic knitwear staple, roll neck jumpers are sure to keep you cosy and chic through the colder months
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Once a humble winter staple hidden under layers, roll neck jumpers have become style icons in their own right. The unpretentious turtleneck conjures images of Phoebe Philo’s Celine-era uniform, when the cult-favourite designer wore numerous chic, chunky examples with her hair neatly tucked into the jumper.
The sartorial equivalent of a hug, the roll neck is also endlessly versatile. An oversized fit paired with some baggy jeans is perfect for a nonchalant yet stylish off-duty look. A streamlined fit works well with tailored outfits, adding a softer and more comfortable touch to the usually rigid tailored structures.
With knitwear, it’s always smarter to invest in pieces that are timeless and long-lasting. Pieces crafted in high-quality Merino wool and cashmere are likely to be a winter wardrobe mainstay for years. Investing in roll neck jumpers that suit your personal style is also important.
Whether you’re looking for a chunky knit for a comfortable walk around the city or a finer jumper to layer under a sleek winter coat, we’ve rounded up the best roll neck jumpers to keep you warm this autumn.
Khaite’s oversized ‘Landen’ sweater is the perfect neutral piece. Soft, brushed cashmere is cut for a loose fit with dropped shoulder seams and ribbed trims. Wear the cream confection over light denim and sneakers for a cosy autumn day or pair with a sleek brown coat when temperatures drop.
No one does elegance like Dries Van Noten as is evidenced in this classic black jumper. Knitted from soft Merino wool, the relaxed streamlined fit of the sweater is offset with ribbed trims. Wear with impeccably-tailored pants under a boxy blazer to master mid-season office dressing.
Detailed with shoulder cut-outs in the torso, this Alexander McQueen jumper is perfect for a unique twist on your casual autumn style. The chunky ivory white knit is crafted from a cosy wool-cashmere blend and features long balloon sleeves. Paired with some baggy jeans, Chelsea boots and sleek pulled-back hair, this jumper is your cheatcode to perfecting off-duty model style this upcoming season.
Knitted from super-soft cashmere, this Loro Piana sweater is a true investment buy. The timeless relaxed silhouette features long sleeves edged with chunky ribbed trims. Perfect for a cosy trip to the countryside this autumn, layer yours over a pair of relaxed trousers and loafers.
Fancy adding a cosy twist to your next festive party outfit? Look to Brunello Cucinelli’s fun sweater knitted from soft cashmere; the cable-knit pattern is flecked with sequins for a touch of shine. Wear with a silk skirt and some pumps for your next party to make a statement while staying warm.
It’s no surprise that cult minimalist brand Frankie Shop does elevated basics right. This Athina sweater is crafted from a wool-blend yarn for a slightly oversized fit and is cropped for added street-style chic. Go full GenZ with the styling and pair with a maxi denim skirt (extra points if it’s low-rise).
Crafted in a luxurious cashmere and wool blend, this beige iteration of Ami Paris’ de cœur sweater is one for the quiet luxury fanatics. The straight-fit sweater features ribbed edges and a subtle almost invisible beige edition of the Ami de Cœur logo. Wear with cream pants and a beige coat for the perfect monochrome look this autumn.
The Barbie movie may have been out for a while, but Barbiecore is definitely not a trend that is dying any time soon. Embrace your feminine side with a touch of sporty chic with Courreges’ ribbed-knit pink sweater. With a flattering, fitted silhouette, the sweater is perfect for layering under blazers or wearing as is over cargo pants.
Stella McCartney’s timeless elegance translates beautifully into this slightly oversized cape-effect sweater, designed to be worn in multiple ways. The navy blue sweater features a cut at the sleeves to allow them to cascade over your shoulders. What’s more, the sweater is knitted from 95 per cent recycled cashmere, making it a green choice for your wardrobe.
Fresh off the AW23 runways, this grey sweater is knitted from chunky wool and resembles an inside-out piece. The slightly loose sweater features sleeves embroidered with a white rectangle and the founder’s initials. Take inspiration from Victoria Beckham herself and pair yours with a crisp oxford shirt and fitted jeans.
Infusing elegant glamour into elevated basics, The Row’s minimal aesthetic translates beautifully into the ‘Nomi’ sweater. Crafted in soft navy blue cashmere, the fitted sweater features an asymmetric split hem and split cuffs that are sure to draw focus to your rings. Pair with a tonal midi fitted skirt to lean into the hourglass silhouette.
Chloe’s take on roll neck jumpers features delicate pointelle detailing across the yoke. The slightly slouchy sweater is knitted with white low-impact wool. Pair with monochrome trousers and statement jewellery or opt for the matching skirt for a coordinated look.
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