More often than not, we see women dressed in plunging necklines. From simple V-neck to a more Kardashian-esque “bare it all” look, the turtleneck has always been on the backburner. This high-collared neck has been a part of fashion forever, but worn by hipsters of the generation. The population who sported turtlenecks were often fundamental academics, philosophers, artists and intellectuals. So when did this nerdy fashion staple become a current, hip trend?
When thinking of idyllic turtleneck wearers, a few people come to mind. Audrey Hepburn in the film Funny Face dawned a black long sleeve turtleneck when playing an innocent and hopeful model who falls in love with a photographer. This 1957 film dressed Hepburn in another iconic outfit besides her definitive black dress and elbow gloves. Audrey Hepburn has always been admired for her beauty, style and poise. Thus, from then on, the black turtleneck became a core item in the classic fashion world. But now turtlenecks are in a variety of colors and textures, varying from season to season.
There are a variety of ways to dress a turtleneck and of course, it can be a challenge in the summer. The last thing we want to wear when it is 90 degrees out is a high-collared top! Except this Fashionista shows us that it is possible. She bares a cropped-sleeveless-turtleneck, keeping the sky-high trend breezy in the warm weather. This unique flair of the turtleneck makes this Fashionista stand out. It shows that she is stylistically different in comparison to wearing a typical long sleeve turtleneck. The Fashionista’s top is also in a beautiful dusty rose color. It makes her turtleneck soft to look at but also packing a punch with distinctiveness. The dusty rose hue is always on trend as it is a very popular color with brands such as Free People, Anthropologie and Lucky Brand in the bohemian fashion world. The Fashionista pairs it with a light wash denim skirt and dark sandals, making the color pop even more. Her straw hat brings the viewer’s eyes upward, drawing attention to the distinctive neckline even more. This Fashionista brings a new, stylish version of the turtleneck to 2016.
What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK?“I like to keep my look comfortable in the summer so with a turtleneck, fashion has never been easier! It makes me look put together with ease and is a classic piece in my wardrobe.”