How to Style: Turtlenecks


Excited to introduce a new series: How to Style. This one is all about the turtleneck. I know, yawn. But this piece has totally transformed my wardrobe this year, no lie. The best one is this one from J. Crew. My favorite color options are the gray and striped ones. Sharing four different ways to style below! 

Pair Under V-Neck Sheath

The easiest way to transition your turtleneck into workwear is to pair it with one of your v-neck sheaths. This gives you a little more coverage in the cooler months and a slight nod to the 90s trend. The overall look is streamlined and professional. 

Bright Turtleneck With Crewneck Dress

Need a color injection into your grays, navys and blacks? Try one of the more colorful turtleneck options with a crewneck dress. Both sleeveless and short-sleeved styles work. Since the effect overall can look very covered up, try adding a statement necklace to make it clear you are being intentional (and not Big Love-ish). 


Under Silk Going-Out Dress

This look is fun for weekends and helps extend the life of some of your "going-out dresses." I have several silk dresses that aren't too fancy that I still struggled to make work in other contexts. Pairing with a turtleneck has been a good solution. Take any silky, fairly simple dress, pair with a turtleneck and add a chunky knit on top. The turtleneck and knit make a more formal/nighttime dress feel casual. I love mine with riding boots or booties and tights for the day. 


High-Waisted Pants

High-waisted wide leg pants are so popular right now and I am a big fan. They make you look long and lean and are so comfortable. They have given extra life to some of my shorter shirts that I wouldn't want to wear with lower rise pants.  Similar to pairing a crop top with a pencil skirt, this look is professional and easy. Try keeping the color palette neutral and adding a long pendant or tassel necklace.  This look also works great with high-waisted jeans


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