You remember that heat wave I was talking about last week? To my satisfaction, it swept through High Point almost as quickly as it came, leaving behind a trail of biting winds and the promise of cool weather in October. Though it may just be a tease, I’m fully embracing this polar opposite weather, drenching myself in the chicness autumn has to offer. Around campus, however, it didn’t seem like my fellow Fashionistas were wanting to do the same. I was surrounded by sweatshirts and yoga pants throughout the week on my melancholy trek to an early morning class. Until I spotted this Fashionista.
For all of you who were questioning or confused, let me be the first to make it clear: turtlenecks are not dead. Over the years, the appearance of them has slowly dwindled and V-necks, crew necks and scoop necks have taken their place. A small glimpse of them in a new form emerged this summer, appearing in a tank top style. However, it originated in cold weather for a reason. Turtlenecks combine the comfort of a sweater and the efficiency of a scarf into one item, providing what should be a go-to item in any Fashionista’s fall closet. They stand alone as a statement piece, making the perfect item to grab in the earliest hours of the morning when you’re on your way to class and feeling less than inspired.
Even at 8 am, this Fashionista kills it. She keeps it simple, rocking a cream turtleneck sweater and a pair of awesome lavender polka-dotted pants. Finished with a pair of shimmering ballet flats and pearl earrings, her outfit is minimal and comfortable, but still eye-catching. She’s successfully modernized this ’90s piece, giving it a sweet flair. I especially love her choice of an up-do. It draws the eye straight to her turtleneck and accentuates her bone structure. Not to mention, I’m just a sucker for any kind of bun that has ever existed.
One Simple Change: This Fashionista’s look is practical and comfortable for those dreaded early morning classes. Add a parka over top and switch the flats for some boots for a look that is more suitable for cold weather.