2021 Trends: 9 second skin tops to wear now

Second skin tops will be BIG in 2021.
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Second skin tops are one of 2021’s biggest trends – so we’ve scoured the Internet to find 7 of the best roll necks for you to feast your eyes on.

As we’re sitting at home in lockdown #3, we’re all thinking the same thing when it comes to our clothes: comfort is key.

We’re spending most of our days in loungewear or pyjamas – but lo and behold, there’s another way to stay comfortable in style.

Second skin tops aren’t just comfy, but they’re one of 2021’s easiest trends. If you haven’t got millions filling up your wardrobe already, we’ve got seven of the best to inspire you this year.

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Smocked High Collar Top, £85, & Other Stories – buy now

Wear this textured second skin top to add some personality to the trend.

With wide sleeves and texture, it nods to the trend but is unique too.

long-sleeve-mesh-top kai collective

Long Sleeve Mesh Top, £80, Kai Collective – buy now

Kai Collective is a small business by Fisayo Longe, offering size-inclusive, stylish and colourful designs.

This patterned second skin top makes for the perfect addition to your spring wardrobe, while supporting a small business too.

Stretchy turtleneck top in houndstooth from Monki

Top, £15, Monki – buy now

If you’re sick to death of checks, try this black and white houndstooth top.

Worn under dresses or as a layering piece, it has the ability to elevate an outfit.

no 744 / Nucleo top from Paloma Wool

Top, £55.85, Paloma Wool – buy now

Paloma Wool is one of our favourite sustainable fashion brands and this version of the second skin trend hasn’t let us down.

Styled as shown with a pair of off-white jeans creates a sophisticated look with personality.

Ribbed turtleneck top - Green - Ladies | H&M GB

Top, £12.99, H&M – buy now

Block colours are so easy to mix and match.

Wear this green second skin top with leather trousers for an outfit with edge.

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Fiona Turtleneck weekday

Top, £18, Weekday – buy now

Another store that always inspires our wardrobes, Weekday have a variety of turtlenecks to choose from – but this mesh top stole the show for us.

The grungey top gives a nod to the 90s – an era that’s trending in 2021.

Moon-print fitted turtleneck stretch-jersey top

Top, £295, Marine Serre at Selfridges – buy now

Beyoncé made Marine Serre’s half moon print the most loved of 2020 – so there’s no way we couldn’t include this second skin top.

While Jay-Z’s wife wore the print head-to-toe alongside her dancers in her Already video, minimalists can make the print more subtle by keeping it simple with baggy black jeans.

New Girl Order Curve high neck mesh fitted top in psychedelic print

Top, was £26 – now £18.70, New Girl Order Curve at ASOS – buy now

For those on a tighter budget, we recommend trawling ASOS for discounted second skin tops.

There are countless options – including this plus-size printed mesh top available up to a size 28. At under £20, it’s a bargain.

Monogram Mesh turtleneck top

Top, £125, Misbhv at Selfridges – buy now

Keep the trend simple and sophisticated with this sheer top from Misbhv.

Wear with black tailored trousers, a blazer and layered gold jewellery for a grown-up outfit.

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