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How to level up your wardrobe with turtlenecks

Turtleneck season is here!
November 16, 2021 10:55 a.m. EST
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The cold weather has arrived so that means one thing: it's officially turtleneck season! To celebrate this cozy fall staple, stylist Natalie Sexton highlights three ways to wear a basic turtleneck and how to elevate it. 

Sleeveless turtlenecks 

This is such a versatile option because of the endless layering possibilities on top and underneath. You won't get that bulk of the arms, so you can pair it with a slimmer jacket without feeling stuffed. Layer underneath with a pretty puffy sleeve or add texture with shiny or sheer fabric. Natalie suggests going for a monochromatic look and pairing it with the same colour underneath or adding another hue into the mix. 

SHOP 

Vero Moda Turtleneck Vest, $55 

Vero Moda Blouse, $65

Vero Moda Quilted Vest, $59 

Vero Moda Pants, $48 

Anfibio Bag, $450 

Vero Moda Boots, $109 

Chunky knit turtleneck 

A cold-weather staple for every gal—the chunky knit turtleneck. Natalie recommends going for the cotton knit blends because they're more breathable. A longer boyfriend style is great with a slim-fitting bottom but you can pair them with skirts and over dresses, too. A crop style is a great piece to pair with all of your high-waisted pieces, and you can always add a thin, breathable camisole underneath if needed. 

SHOP

The Korner Chunky Knit Turtleneck, $120  

We Are Other Others Sunray Pleated Skirt, $189 at Luv Lavie

Vero Moda Boots, $159 

H&M Bag, $30 

H&M Hat, $35  

Turtleneck dress 

This is the must-have knit dress of the season! Natalie suggests choosing a fashion-forward style with simple style details like a full sleeve and a fuller cut that you can wear voluminous or throw a belt on to change it up. A streamlined cut in midi to long lengths is ultra-chic and works as a timeless base to a huge variety of casual to dressy looks all season long. If you're worried about overheating, a mock neck or shawl neck is an awesome alternative—you can still get the turtleneck look but it won't overwhelm you! 

SHOP 

Vero Moda Turtleneck Dress, $39 

Vero Moda Boots, $119 

Vero Moda Vest, $109 

Ai Seoul Bag, $140 

Ai Seoul Headband, $35