Remember those days when turtlenecks are considered ghastly and dated? Well, the fashion industry seems to have gotten over their repulsion over this winter staple because it has made a surprisingly massive comeback. It’s fast becoming one of the must-have items for winter!
It’s not easy to join the bandwagon mainly because styling it is usually not a walk in the park. It adds bulk quite easily and can overwhelm a lesser mortal. But don’t write this off just yet. We have some tips on how you can make turtleneck sweaters work. We sought inspiration from fashion bloggers who did an impressive job styling the turtleneck sweater;
1. Give your turtleneck a 90s flair by tying a button down shirt around your waist and using an overcoat to amp up the warmth meter.
Canadian blogger, Alyssa, gave her turtleneck sweater a more street style vibe with a printed shirt tied around her waist. To avoid making the look bulky, balance it out with a pair of cropped pants. A pair of chunky-heeled shoes will lengthen the silhouette.
2. Wear it with a midi skirt.
Turtleneck sweaters work stupendously with midi skirts! We suggest the pencil skirt kind. It gives off a stylish, just-got-out-of-the-runway effect. You can tuck the sweater in the skirt. If you have a cropped sweater like Blanca here, just let the hem hang over the skirt for an effortless flair. Complete the look with a jacket over your shoulders and a pair of ankle boots.
3. Keep it casual with loose trousers.
Fine-knitted turtlenecks team up flawlessly with semi-loose trousers. Take it from Savinad, who opted to wear her sweater with leather semi-loose pants. Punctuate the casual look with a pair of smoking slippers or fabric loafers.
4. Wear it with your favorite pair of ripped jeans.
Transition your ripped jeans to winter by teaming it up with snazzy turtleneck knitwear. Like Abigail, you can layer a button down shirt underneath the sweater so that the hem is peeking out from under. You can wear flats, pumps or smoking slippers with this look.
5. Take it to another direction with a pair of denim overalls.
The turtleneck sweater and denim overalls combo works for those whose style falls under the retro and vintage category. Catie’s outfit is the perfect example. Refine the look by rolling the hem of your overalls up and then wearing a pair of ankle boots. A satchel bag can complete your preppy vintage-inspired outfit.
Pretty sure your head is already brimming with ideas on how to wear this winter trend. Now all you need to do is find that perfect, cozy, knitwear to get your started. Here are some options:
1. Three Dots Long Sleeve Turtleneck, $66.00
2. Nili Lotan 18-8 Oversized Turtleneck, $421.00
3. Burberry Prorsum Striped Sweater, $1249.38
4. Etro Roll Neck Sweater, $563.63
6. Sacai Peplum Sweater, $599.00
7. The Row Nenette Cropped Sweater, $752.49
Now these sweaters should keep you warm, comfy and stylish the rest of the winter season.