3 Ways To Wear: The Grey Roll Neck

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If you’ve read my autumn capsule wardrobe post earlier this week (this one here) then you’d have noted me describing my grey roll neck as a bit ragged and old and over-loved. It’s so precious that it has a nice hole in the back of the neck.

Soz not soz.

I bought it from the Stratford branch of Primark back when I was a London girl loving life in my studio flat in Leytonstone (miss you babez) and I think it cost about a fiver.

I love that it’s a real charcoal shade, so dark and slimming it could be black, and yet it’s not black because girl I ain’t that basic.

I’m sure they’ve probably got a similar style in this year, and I love it because it’s so thin it can be layered under ANYTHING. Kind of. Like maybe don’t wear it under your bra, that’s not cute.

(Here’s a couple of other cheap-ish online versions… New Look £8.99 / Warehouse £17.60 / H&M £14.99)

 

*Disclaimer – you WILL see a lot of my thighs in this post, so if they offend you please don’t scroll down and make comments about them. It may surprise you to know that I know they’re not as slim and toned as the girls you follow on Pinterest’s are and I’m not even slightly soz. K BYE.

 

1. GILET AND JEANS

The thing you have to understand about the little slice of heaven that is a gilet is that they’re not going to make you look like a slim little runner bean. Essentially, they look and feel a bit like you’re wearing a duvet, so you’re trading in looking tiny for wearing something that will make you feel utterly snug as a damn bug.

This outfit felt like I was being enveloped in a big ol’ hug with like a teddy bear, so I’m happy to bypass the fact it *might* make me look a size bigger than I am.

All I’m saying is if you’re hungover or jet-lagged or coming down with some hideous flu, this is the outfit set-up you need in your life. And then when it gets a sneaky tiny bit chillier, whack a leather jacket under that gilet. HAPPY DAYS, KIDS.

Gilet – H&M (old but similar here) / Jeans – ASOS / Boots – Ted & Muffy / Bag – Primark (old – but similar here)

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2. KNEE HIGH BOOTS AND SKIRT

For most of you sweet things out there, this outfit will look as cute as pie with a trendy little suede A-line beaut. I’ve gone for an ancient faux leather baby pink skirt from H&M because I love the way it skims my hips, but sadly this sort of style isn’t widely available on the high street this season. Sad face.

There’s something about over-the-knee boots that just slims the legs a little bit – know what I mean? Although I feel a *bit* like my vagina could flash into show at any given moment when I look back on these photos, in reality it was well concealed and this was a seriously comfy get-up.

I thought I’d hate this outfit but I love it. It’s perfect for a low-key dinner with pals and ALL the wine. (Which will be essential if you attempt to wear this out in the midst of winter without tights, gotta love a sneaky wine jacket).

Jacket – Definitions at Very.co.uk (old but similar here) / Skirt – H&M (old but similar here) / Boots – Ted & Muffy / Bag – New Look

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3.  DRESS AND HEELS

I admit it wholeheartedly – this dress looks WAY WAY WAY better with a roll neck underneath. I adore it. In fact I want to redo my birthday night out dinner and slide this little guy underneath my dress and maybe wear my hair like this. Yikes.

Growing up, adding a roll neck under a dress was never something that appealed to me because a) how are people supposed to see my boobs and therefore fancy me? and b) it was way too hot to wear a roll neck under a dress whilst I was getting low to Flo Rida. But hey mumma, this is EXACTLY what 26-year-old Hannah will be doing.

It looks dressy, sophisticated and yet I feel comfortable and not like I’ve got unsightly bits of nipple and arm fat lurking about. WIN. ALL THE WINS.

Dress – ASOS / Bag – New Look / Shoes – Daniel Footwear (now sold out but similar here)

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Oh, and just FYI, my lipstick is MAC’s Heroine.

Hope you enjoyed, dreamboats. Is there any random item of clothing chilling about in the back of your wardrobe that you want outfit inspo for? Let a girl know. Cheers boos.


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