After months of sweltering heat and limited wardrobe options, it’s finally time to begin planning our fall wardrobes. Heaps of sweaters, boots, and cozy layering pieces have already made their way onto our shopping list, but our most recent addition is particularly exciting—and slightly unexpected.
As of late, we’ve spotted swarms of street style stars like Veronika Heilbrunner and Pernille Teisbaek wearing zip-neck tops. This sporty item, though interesting on its own, looks especially cool because of how these women are layering it in with their polished pieces. Not only are we looking forward to testing out the trend ourselves, we also love an excuse to keep the athleisure movement alive (a reminder on how to do that here, here, and here).
See below for ways to start wearing zip-neck tops, and be sure to shop our picks to get the look.
Layer a menswear-inspired coat on top.
Try it with a bomber jacket and blue jeans.
Wear it below a statement top and trousers.
Team with track pants and bejeweled heels.
Wear it with a turtleneck for twice the dimension.
Let it peek out from under your suit.
Contrast with a pair of side-stripe pants.
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Layer it over a feminine print, like gingham or florals.
We love a good under-$50 find.
A striped version adds to the athletic appeal.
Try not feeling cheerful in this fuchsia number.
Wear with track pants and slides for an all-around cool look.
The 3/4 sleeve on this top is especially fresh feeling.
How cool is that oversize hardware?