5 Genius Ways To Style A Turtleneck

We’re always surprised by how polarizing the turtleneck can be. One quick sweep of the internet and you’ll swiftly see that this versatile sweater is loved by many (ahem, us) and loathed by others—but we totally get it. If styled a particular way turtlenecks can create unflattering silhouettes reminiscent of elementary school portraits. That said, in an effort to prove their worth, we culled five creative, no-frills approaches to utilizing the secret weapon of layering that you can wear this week and beyond. Scroll down to see these easy outfit ideas and shop the pieces you don’t already own.

 

1.Opt for Outerwear

For chilly days when you want to feel polished (aka not schlep around in a parka) wear two outerwear pieces—a wrap coat and a blazer—and layer a thin turtleneck underneath to tie the look together.


GANNI

Fenn wrap coat - White

$312 $281



OTHER STORIES

Plaid Blazer - Beige

$89



HELMUT LANG

Oversized Layered Cotton Turtleneck Sweatshirt - Cream

$360 $252



MOTHER

The Tomcat Cropped High-rise Straight-leg Jeans - Light denim

$230 $115



PRADA

Suede Zip Ankle Bootie

$850 $467



SIES MARJAN

Farah Crinkle Laminated Vinyl Tote Bag - Womens - Pink

$395 $237


 

2.  Party On

Don’t pigeonhole your party top. Instead, pair it with a turtleneck to transition the piece to daytime. Style with a leather jacket and printed midi skirt for a top-notch outfit you can wear from work to weekend.


ISABEL MARANT

Sean Puff Shoulder Jacquard Lurex Top - Womens - Brown Multi

$850 $595



ACNE STUDIOS

Stretch-cotton Jersey Turtleneck Bodysuit - White

$190 $133



A.L.C.

floral print midi skirt - Black

$475 $285



NANUSHKA

Gus Croc-effect Vegan Leather Coat - Black

$995 $597



REBECCA DE RAVENEL

Farida Straw Tassel Bag - Womens - Red

$427 $213



VIA SPIGA

Fianna Pointed Ankle Booties

$295


 

3. Dressed Up

You’d be pleasantly surprised by how many of the dresses hanging in your closet could easily be worn year round with the simple addition of a turtleneck; add your favorite accessories and off you go.


THEORY

Silk Combo Slip Dress

$355 $231



NEED SUPPLY CO.

GANNI Tilden Leopard Print Mesh Turtleneck

$115



MARYAM NASSIR ZADEH

Mars boots - Blue

$635 $445



REJINA PYO

Wren Belted Gabardine Trench Coat - Beige

$980 $490



DANSE LENTE

Bobbi tote bag - Black

$450 $315



COS

LAYERED HOOP EARRINGS

$22


 

4. It Takes Two

Toss a chunky knit over a thin turtleneck and wear with laid-back separates like leather trousers and high-top sneakers. Bonus points if you do it with monochrome hues.


QI

Cashmere Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater

$225 $89.99



MIU MIU

Cropped Fair Isle Wool Sweater - Cream

$895 $448



HELMUT LANG

Extreme Turn Up Lacquered High-Rise Faux-Leather Trousers

$520 $254



CAROLINA SANTO DOMINGO

Amphora Mini Leather Tote - Burgundy

$765 $383



VELVET BY GRAHAM & SPENCER

Reversible Lux Faux Shearling Coat

$257



PROENZA SCHOULER

Canvas Lace Up Ankle Boots - Womens - Black

$483


 

5. Style a Silhouette

Create the illusion of a plunging neckline by wearing a turtleneck with a button-down shirt and leave the first few undone. It’ll elongate your torso and keep you warm all at once.


SPLENDID

x Margherita Dolce Vita Striped Turtleneck Top

$108



OFF-WHITE

Button-Down Long-Sleeve Cotton Poplin Shirt

$635 $253



CHLOE

Straight-Leg Two-Pocket Cotton Cargo Pants

$1,095 $383



CONVERSE

Chuck Taylor High Top Sneaker

$55



OTHER STORIES

Hourglass Double Breasted Coat - Green

$199



MANSUR GAVRIEL

Leather backpack

$845


 

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