February 26th, 2016 at 2:10am

A new year reveals new trends but one thing will never change: turtlenecks are the base for any classic look. With endless versatility, turtlenecks have proven to be every bit as functional as they are fashionable. They have embraced the fall 2015 New York shows from chunky knit versions at Coach and Alexander Wang to sleek, second-skin varieties at Tanya Taylor and Suno, and it’s hard to resist getting at least one of each. They can easily be paired with slouchy trousers, straight skirts or basic denim like this Fashionista shows here.

Dressing for class poses a wide variety of options. It is a constant dilemma of what level of effort should be put in, ranging from a relaxed look of a long sleeve tee and leggings to a structured skirt and oversized crop sweater for a more presentable outfit. This Fashionista balances these two extremes by creating a polished, yet laid back look that is very suitable for class. She pairs a turtleneck sweater with distressed, black denim and staple booties so she is prepared for the endless possibilities that can come about in a day.

This Fashionista completes her simplistic look with a variety of spring-colored jewelry to bring some colorful warmth to this chilly, winter day. She combines a group of beaded bracelets with skinny, gold bands on one wrist, leaving a gold watch to stand by itself on the other. She finishes with an array of rings with bright stones to balance out both of her hands.

One Simple Change: To create a look better suited for brunch, substitute ripped jeans with a pair of black trousers to amp up the casual yet chic look.