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We’re always surprised by how polarizing the turtleneck can be. One quick sweep on 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 being 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.


FARROW

Aubree Jacket

$108



GANNI

Fenn Long Wrap Coat in Chanterelle

$350



JOOSTRICOT

Stretch Cotton-blend Turtleneck Sweater - Ivory

$415



GRLFRND

Helena Cropped Distressed Mid-rise Straight-leg Jeans - Mid denim

$230


 

#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.


VEDA

'Jayne' Lambskin Leather Moto Jacket

$998



ROSETTA GETTY

Asymmetric Cropped Top

$495



THEORY

Wendel Stretch-jersey Turtleneck Top - Black

$130



TEMPERLEY LONDON

Jupiter midi skirt - Black

$1,175


 

#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.


KHAITE

M'O Exclusive V-Neck Asymmetric Button Down Dress

$1,050



I AM STUDIO

striped turtleneck bodysuit - Black

$99



TRADEMARK

Garden Bag in Olive

$778



REJINA PYO

Yasmin Leather Mules - Ivory

$690


 

#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.


EQUIPMENT

Bryce Cashmere Sweater - Baby pink

$300



J. CREW

Tissue Turtleneck Pullover

$34.5



FRAME DENIM

skinny leather trousers - Brown

$1,199



CONVERSE

Chuck Taylor High Top Sneaker, Size 10 M - White

$54


 

#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.


MANGO

Puffed sleeves shirt

59.99$ $25.99



KULE

The Turtleneck - Cream/Navy

$128



CITIZENS OF HUMANITY

Avery Pleated Wide-Leg Chino Pants

$210



ANNA E ALEX

Brasile Earrings

$400


 

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