3 Ways to Style Turtlenecks

Kastle W
by Kastle W

When it’s cold outside, it’s tempting to grab the thickest, chunky sweater to keep warm. But I’m forever searching for ways to still look sleek and polished during winter. Turtlenecks are my go-to, and there are so many ways to wear them.

Not only do they go with almost everything, they are designed to fit slim to the body, which means they automatically give you a sleek silhouette. Turtlenecks can be layered under anything, and they provide a clean canvas for accessories from jewelry to scarves.

I put together three ways to style turtlenecks to give you some wardrobe inspiration.

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Classic black turtleneck

Ribbed turtleneck

Mock turtleneck

Striped tissue turtleneck

Classic Black Turtleneck with Full Skirt

A black turtleneck should be a staple in everyone’s wardrobe. They’re so easy to put on in winter and go with everything and under anything for layering. They can help you wear your summer dresses by adding warmth underneath or stand out on their own as a chic separate. Plus, the simple black canvas is perfect for styling a sparkly brooch, especially around the holidays, to create a conversation-starting statement piece. Pair a simple black turtleneck with a full skirt for that feminine hourglass look that Dior made famous.

Striped Mock Turtleneck with Pants

Get playful with a striped turtleneck for a pop of color and retro vibes (think ‘70s Brady Bunch style). A mock-neck turtleneck is lighter and shorter on the neckline and might feel less constrictive if the thought of a turtleneck feels too much for you. Add a scarf for a fun accessory, and don’t be afraid to mix prints of complementary colors. Pair it with some velvet pants for a casual evening look.

Ribbed Turtleneck with Short Skirt

Turtlenecks come in different fabric weights, from tissue thin to heavy cable knit. My favorite is the light ribbed version because it’s slimming, and I don’t get too hot when I’m indoors with the heaters on. Try pairing one with a short skirt, leggings and chunky boots for a casual daytime look. Add a long necklace on your turtleneck canvas for a bit of glam.

Now that you know three ways to style turtlenecks, which look will you try first?

See more of my looks in the  Stiletto City blog and my  Instagram page.

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