7 Ways to Up Your Winter Fashion Game With a Turtleneck

7 Ways to Up Your Winter Fashion Game With a Turtleneck

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.

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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.

Get the look: H&M Cotton Turtleneck Top ($20), ASOS Green D Ring Belted Long Coat ($119), BDG Sally Mid-Rise Pleated Wide-Leg Pant ($64)

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.

Get the look: Everlane Pima Stretch Turtleneck ($30), Everlane Japanese GoWeave Long Slip Dress ($88), ASOS Leather Jacket With Ring Pull Details ($143)

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.

Get the look: Who What Wear Collection Long Sleeve Zip Sleeve Turtleneck ($28), Topshop Ruffle Tie Mini Skirt ($50), Urban Outfitters Tali Buckle Ankle Boots ($89)

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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.

Get the look: Uniqlo Ribbed Mock Neck Sweater ($6), Who What Wear Collection Faux-Fur Coat ($55), Forever 21 Ruffle-Trim Flare Culottes ($19)

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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.

Get the look: Uniqlo Extra Fine Merino Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater ($15) Mango Check Structured Blazer ($80), Steve Madden Gaze Ankle Boots ($97)

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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.

Get the look: Silence + Noise Macy Ribbed Knit Turtleneck Sweater ($39), Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Jacket ($70), Nike Air Max 90 Suede-Trimmed Leather Sneakers ($130)

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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.

Get the look: Madewell Whisper Cotton Turtleneck ($32), ASOS Tailored Pinstripe Pants With Zip Front ($60), Adidas Samoa Sneakers ($75)

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.