STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: The Turtleneck Comes Out Of Its Shell

February 23rd, 2016 at 2:00am

You know that chunky olive green turtleneck your mom wore to her first high school dance- the one that your great aunt Pauline used to wear to Christmas parties when you were four? It’s back….and this time, to stay. The turtleneck is a classic bad-trend-gone-good and has swept the runways this fall/winter season. Everyone from Kim Kardashian to Will Smith is rocking the beloved classic. And did you even see Drake’s dance moves in the “Hotline Bling” music video or were you just staring at his turtleneck/sweatpants getup like I was?

Turtlenecks are no longer for office jobs or freezing winter days, they are a staple in any wardrobe. They are a great match for a jacket, button-up or sweater. It is as easy as putting one on, pairing it with a fitted skirt or pants, adding a few key accessories and you’ll be out the door. Whether it is a chunky version over distressed jeans or a slick black one (Hello, Audrey Hepburn!) paired with a classic camel blazer, the mix of silhouettes is endless. So why shouldn’t a turtleneck be your first purchase on your next shopping trip?

This Fashionista played with a turtleneck dress to create her fun, sassy, super chic look. Simply looking to get more mileage out of her spring dress, this Fashionista paired it with the classic black tights and booties. Next, she added a denim jacket for a mixed texture to look both cozy and sleek. Working with a few accessories is what really sets her outfit apart. The floppy hat adds a bohemian feel and the oversized sunglasses tie in the fashion forward look. To hold all of her life’s daily necessities, this Fashionista carries a spacious black tote.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I love the versatility of turtlenecks, something that is seen as warm and cozy can transform into a light and fun dress for a warm evening studying abroad in Barcelona.”