3 Creative Ways to Wear A Turtleneck

If you still think that turtlenecks are the provenance of ‘70s news anchors and your grandfather, you are behind the times. Beloved by street style mavens and available in a variety of incarnations—cropped, oversized, tissue-thin—turtlenecks offer plenty of great styling opportunities while also helping you to battle the enduring winter chill.

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    Click through to see three creative ways to style this timeless piece, as well as shop a few of our favorite options.

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    For evening

    Instead of reaching for a dress and blazer combination, why not try a skinny turtleneck over a voluminous skirt in a sumptuous fabric? We particularly love this chic navy and black combination.

     

    BCBG Generation The Higher Maintenance Clutch ($78) in Black/White Combo 

    Joie Turtleneck in Black. Similar here: Alfani Long-Sleeve Turtleneck Sweater ($30) in Black 

    Paper London Melodie Dress ($815) in Blue (worn as skirt) 

    Alexander Wang Jodie Slingback ($575) in Peppermint 

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    For work

    A stone gray turtleneck brings a white top and bold, red trousers into cold weather territory. Make sure the top is structured and the turtleneck is sleek enough to layer without adding unwanted bulk. Pair with a printed bag in a matching color to tie the look together.

     

    Sandro Poison Ankle Pants ($355) in Red 

    Theory Azaline Sweater in Leftbank ($365) in Grey  

    10 Crosby Derek Lam Rounded Sweatshirt ($495) in White 

    Aldo Areridda Shoe ($110) in Black, White and Yellow available in April 

    Coach Madison Small Sadie Flap Satchel ($278) in Graphic Print Fabric 

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    For weekend

    The tried-and-true jeans and a sweater combination is made more interesting by layering a button-down under the chunky turtleneck. Make sure the collar is big enough to peek out of the top and that the jeans are slim fitting. Add a hat and finish with a louche leather bag in a warm hue. 

     

    Janessa Leone Victoria Hat ($170) in Oxford Mix 

    Express Light Wash Denim Boyfriend Shirt ($60) 

    LL Bean Classic Cashmere Turtleneck ($129) in Spruce 

    Theyskens’ Theory Plove F Pant in Ipin Cotton Blend ($295) in Multi  

    Guess Vacla Pointed-Toe Leather Booties ($129) in Black 

    Tod’s Secchiello Leather Tote ($1425) in Brown Nordstrom.com 

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    Uniqlo

    Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater ($80) in Pink 

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    Coach

    Hand Knit Aran Polo Neck Sweater ($358) in Grey 

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    H&M

    Turtleneck Top ($40) in White 

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    Helmut Lang

    Ribbed Turtleneck ($360) in Black 

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    J Crew

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Uniqlo Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater

Uniqlo Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater

Uniqlo, $80
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Coach Hand Knit Aran Polo Neck Sweater ($358) in Grey

Coach Hand Knit Aran Polo Neck Sweater ($358) in Grey

Coach, $358
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H&M Turtleneck Top ($40) in White

H&M Turtleneck Top ($40) in White

H&M, $40
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Helmut Lang Ribbed Turtleneck

Helmut Lang Ribbed Turtleneck

Helmut Lang, $360
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J Crew Cambridge Cable Turtleneck Sweater ($98) in Sweet Lemon

J Crew Cambridge Cable Turtleneck Sweater ($98) in Sweet Lemon

J Crew, $98
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Rounded Sweatshirt

Rounded Sweatshirt

10 Crosby Derek Lam, $495
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Areridda Shoe

Areridda Shoe

Aldo, $110
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Jodie Slingback

Jodie Slingback

Alexander Wang, $575
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The Higher Maintenance Clutch

The Higher Maintenance Clutch

BCBG Generation, $78
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Madison Small Sadie Flap Satchel

Madison Small Sadie Flap Satchel

Coach, $278
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Light Wash Denim Boyfriend Shirt

Light Wash Denim Boyfriend Shirt

Express, $60
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Vacla Pointed-Toe Leather Booties

Vacla Pointed-Toe Leather Booties

Guess, $129
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Victoria Hat

Victoria Hat

Janessa Leone, $170
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Classic Cashmere Turtleneck

Classic Cashmere Turtleneck

LL Bean, $129
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Tijana Dress

Tijana Dress

Paper London, $890
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Poison Ankle Pants

Poison Ankle Pants

Sandro, $355
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Azaline Sweater in Leftbank

Azaline Sweater in Leftbank

Theory, $365
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Plove F Pant in Ipin Cotton Blend

Plove F Pant in Ipin Cotton Blend

Theyskens’ Theory, $295
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Secchiello Leather Tote

Secchiello Leather Tote

Tod’s, $1425
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