The peak of winter has arrived, and the days of getting dressed up now seem like a distant memory. In a perfect world, I would just hide in my heated apartment until the first flowers of spring bloom. However, certain pieces, like turtlenecks, tell me that it might be possible to keep my style intact while the winter winds are in full speed. After buying too many to count, this piece has become my winter staple. Keep reading to check out seven turtleneck outfits to try, plus exactly what you’ll need to re-create the looks.
Add It Under a Classic Long Coat
In winter, adding a long coat to practically any outfit can transform it in a very chic way. Layering a patterned version over a black turtleneck and jeans makes for an Instagram-ready style that not only makes winter look bearable, but even exciting.
Go for Maximum Warmth With Multiple Layers
The sole reason I own far too many turtlenecks is so that I can use them as layering tools—the opportunities are endless. Layer a plunging slip dress over a knit turtleneck, and then add black tights and a leather jacket to make a warm-weather dress appropriate for winter.
Transition Your Summer Skirt Into Winter
Only associate skirts with sunny days? Think again, because by just adding a turtleneck and some tights, even lightweight skirts can work year-round. Finish off with some ankle boots to add versatility to your favorite warm-weather garment.
Reach for a Monotone Mock Neck
Not ready to commit to a full-blown turtleneck? Go for the mock-neck style, a less-frightening version that will still keep you warm on the coldest of days. Style it with heavier winter accessories (like a faux-fur coat) to make up for the lack of neck coverage and add some major pizzazz to an outfits of basics.
Layer Under a Blazer for High-Fashion Vibes
Blazers have been the staple of many fashion stars since last fall, and they seem to be staying for the long-run. Make a blazer winter-appropriate by layering it over a turtleneck, black skinnies, and red ankle boots. You’ll instantly look fresh off the runway.
Pair With Sneakers to Show Off Your Casual Side
Come colder temps, all we want to do is not care about our outfits and instead stay warm indoors. Fortunately, having a casual style hardly requires effort—simply slip on a puffer over a turtleneck and casual trousers with sneakers for a laidback take on the winter staple.
Offset Statement Pants With a Neutral Top
While it seems that the classic turtleneck can get a bit boring, using other fun styles like striped pants can make for an interesting, chic look. Finish the outfit with a traditional leather jacket and white sneakers to make those pants stand out from the rest of the crowd.
What are some of your favorite ways to style your turtleneck? Let us know by tagging your looks with @cfashionista on Instagram.
Feature photo by @lisettevincent.