Turtleneck sweaters are making a come back this winter. As the Man Repeller (blogger Leandra Medine) informed me a few weeks back, the turtleneck is, in fact, a keeper. There are so many reasons why I want a turtleneck in my wardrobe right now. Maybe it is the fact that it just hit the thirties in Washington, DC or the fact that it provides an added layer of warmth over a sometimes neglected area of the body. If you run out the door forgetting to layer on a scarf, the turtleneck has you covered, literally. Whatever it may be, I was envying this Fashionista’s look in the quad. She rocks her navy turtleneck from H&M, daringly going with a navy on jeans look. It all works because of the different shades of blue and black, which complement this almost monochromatic outfit.
The great element of her turtleneck sweater is the chunky quality of the material. It has everything that we look for in a sweater for the winter accompanied by extra fabric for your neck. For some reason the turtleneck is a piece of clothing that has an iconic label to it. Many celebrities have been photographed in turtlenecks, and it has turned into a cozy trend. These sweaters are great for being cozy on campus and throwing over anything from leggings to jeans to a mini skirt.
To score this Fashionista’s cozy quad look, shop for turtlenecks in chunky knit materials. Go for neutral colors, like black, so you can mix and match with your wardrobe and bottom options. If you’re feeling adventurous for the winter holidays and parties you will be attending, try out a turtleneck jersey dress, like this one from Anthropologie. Keep it interesting this winter while experimenting with turtlenecks. I guarantee you won’t look like a third grade version of yourself, as long as you keep it modern!