Five ways with a pink polo neck
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again next autumn. With a fresh skivvy you can wake up your winter wardrobe. There are plenty of clothes you probably already own that can be winterised by the addition of a skivvy – dresses, jumpsuits and knitwear are all good candidates. Summer dresses or tops you’d never considered combining with a skivvy might surprise you.
You can pick up a merino polo neck at a good price. A black or grey one will do the job, but something in a colour that really suits and complements your complexion goes one better. Lively colours such as pink, red, certain blues and greens can also really bring other plain or simple clothes alive.
This candy pink version by Adrian Hailwood is one of my favourites of the season. The concertina-like knit body fits, but doesn’t cling. Its lambswool and cashmere fibre content makes it lightweight and soft.
Elegant skivvies are handy for coverage with a skimpy dress or top. This dress from H&M’s Conscious Exclusive collection (dropping at Auckland’s Sylvia Park store on April 19) has quite low cut armholes. A skivvy makes it more widely wearable and warm. Sure, it takes the formality down a notch. But if you’re like me and don’t believe in saving things for best, this is how you wear a frock second time around. Hailwood Ms Smith skivvy, $279, in store next week. 1. Blak Wanderer romper, $229 Merchant 1948 Katy bag, $190 Merchant 1948 Olena boots, $310 2. H&M Concious Exclusive collection dress, $299 Mi Piaci Sigi mules, $240, in store next week. 3. Kowtow Composure cardigan, $239 Kowtow Practise pants, $249 Karen Walker sunglasses, $369 Adidas Stan Smith sneakers, $150 4. Harman Grubisa Eva coat, $989 Staple + Cloth Jasmine skirt, $239 H&M slides, $30 5. Sylvester Parachute trousers, $289, at Kate Sylvester Witchery Kate drop earrings, $65 Miss Wilson Leoni brogues, $320 Model: Mercy at Unique Models Hair and makeup: Alison Brewer Photographer: Belinda Merrie Assistant: Taylor Prichard Fashion editor: Karlya Smith