Ok so maybe it's me (I so know it isn't) but I am addicted/obsessed/need to sleep in these. The roll neck. Off the chunky variety. For a start, they make bad hair days good hair days. There is nothing like a polo or roll neck to set a sleeked back pony tail off to perfection. It makes you look like you've done it on purpose, when in fact, you just can't be fagged to wash your hair (on reflection, I fear I may have revealed a tad too much there).
As if that wasn't excuse enough to purchase. For me, it is actually (even with shorter hair, it takes far longer than I care to spend drying and styling it) reason enough, but I appreciate some may need more persuading.
I love these in the Autumn, in the Winter and even into the Spring. They are perfect for every day, come rain or shine, come school run or out for lunch. And if you needed any further persuasion that they can be dressed up - oh look what I found the other day in Banana Republic. I may be going back tomorrow to purchase the entire outfit. IN. AWE.
And there is now 20% off sweaters at Banana Republic with the code BRCOSY
Alas - slight downside is that I can't actually locate the black one online. I have looked and looked and looked and nope, I can't find it. But they do have it in cream (and they also have the skirt in cream too..... I will be back with skirt lust another day v shortly).
BR Monogram Ribbed Turtle neck jumper £59.50
And here it is in all its glory. LOVE. This is it in the Medium.
I also tried this in the wine which again, I can't find online. I'm going back tomorrow to see if I can find the code and see if it's online as it was too gorgeous (and I want to use the 20% off)
Other options I came across online were these - which they do in a myriad of colours. Perfect for over skinnies and leggings and I think would also work over a skirt as you can simply unzip the sides. Genius.
One of the original of these sorts of jumpers, which I adore, have two of and would happily wear every day, are the Boden Off Duty Jumpers. A2G2 gives you 20% off.
Off Duty Roll Neck Jumpers £89 pre discount. I love to size up in these but that's just personal opinion that I think they look better oversized, however I am tall! Available in loads of other colours - I defy you not to find one that you love.
Jigaw are on a knitwear roll (see what I did there...) this year and they have a new exclusive, limited collection line in (all the trend it seems - again, one for me to report back on) called A-Line. It is all completely sublime but not particularly what one could call purse friendly. But for a treat....
Azalea Roll Neck Jumper in Dark Orchid in heavy gauge cashmere (aka dark purple by all accounts) from A-Line at Jigsaw £195
And in ivory (wouldn't you just have this for years? Not one for curry nights)
More at mainstream Jigsaw now, love this colour.
Soft Stretch Polo Neck Sweater in Camel £129
And what looks to be a better priced cashmere version of the Boden jumpers at Me+Em. These are cheaper than the Boden ones were last year, which they don't seem to be doing again this year anyway.
Off Duty Roll Neck Jumper from Me+Em £148 In other colours online. I did have a Me+Em code on a catalogue from the other day but have managed to throw it away in a fit of tidiness. If anyone has one they'd like to share, we'd all be eternally grateful!
Oatmeal at River Island - asymmetric jumper £38 Now this is largely acrylic but on inspection, it looks like a great textured jumper rather than trying to be like a wool one (if that makes sense...)
They also do it in a chocolate version which I think looks a lot more expensive than it's price tag would lead you to believe. Maybe it's because there's not that much chocolate around. (bar my bag of course)
And finishing with one that has texture as well as chunk. Love the colours in this.
Chunky Space Dye Funnel Neck Jumper from Autograph at M&S £49.50
This is not, you won't be surprised to hear, the last I have to say on the subject of polo necks. I have just acquired some new absolutely fantastic more fitted ones from Cocoa Cashmere which I will report back on another day but I have been living in them. Along with the hush leather leggings, which yes I am planning on wearing again tomorrow and again on Saturday night. I will be back to rave fully about these another day.
So here I am from yesterday, trip to London to a lovely Press Day and then a spot of shopping and lunch with my friend. Am so in love with this outfit.
Black cashmere jumper - Cocoa Cashmere
Black leather leggings - hush
Khaki cape/cardigan - Acne Studios
Grey/brown/khaki ish suede ankle boots - Eileen Fisher
Brown suede bag - Coccinelle
So tomorrow I am lucky enough to be off to London for the day with the bestie for lunch after a very stressful exam result week (yawnarama - HATE it at this age but hey ho). And before a busy weekend full of children.