How to wear a turtleneck 3 different ways

Author: Canadian Living


How to wear a turtleneck 3 different ways

Have you written off the turtleneck as a frumpy sweater reserved for chilly winter nights curled up on the sofa? Think again. The runways—and editors and bloggers at the shows—demonstrated how stylish this cold-weather staple can be. Major designers such as Alexander Wang, Prabal Gurung, Altuzarra and Thakoon showcased both fine-knit and chunky cable turtlenecks. Still feeling skeptical? Here are three stylish ways to work a turtleneck into your existing wardrobe this fall. 

Zara grey turtleneck

1. The lightweight version.

Funnel collar top, $50,

Turtleneck outfit with summer dress

Styling tip: If you're looking to use a turtleneck as the backbone of a layered look, choose a lightweight, body-conscious knit, such as this one from Zara (above). Think of it as a new version of a button-down shirt. It's a versatile layering piece that works under pretty much anything. Try it beneath a summer dress for a seasonless update.

Clockwise from top left:  Dress, $70, Hat, $25, Bag, $195, Cuff, $38, Bella Vita bootie, $160,
Glittery beige H&M turtleneck

2. The classic version.

Glittery polo-neck jumper, $30,

Styling tip: The simplest way to make a turtleneck look cool is by pairing it with edgy extras, such as biker boots, black skinny jeans and an army jacket with leather details.

Edgy outfit

Clockwise from top left:  Brushed canvas and lamb-leather jacket, $249, Bangle, $8, Satchel, $55, Citizens of Humanity jeans, $228, Boots, $140, Persol sunglasses, $455,

Aritzia turtleneck

3. The chunky version.

Wilfred Free sweater, $165,

Feminine outfit

Styling tip: Transform the bulk of a heavy turtleneck by teaming it up with lightweight, flowy fabrics such as a skirt in a romantic hue. Play up the ethereal aesthetic by accessorizing with girly add-ons.

Clockwise from top left: Jacques Vert chiffon hanky hem skirt, $199, Earrings, $38, Clutch, $83, Flats, $50,

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