People Call Me The Queen of Turtlenecks–Here Are the Ones I Thoroughly Stan


(Image credit: @emiliapetrarca)

After nearly four years of knowing fashion writer Emilia Petrarca, three things immediately come to mind: her big dark curls, her relatable and witty Twitter account, and last but not least, her devout love of turtlenecks: "My dad was always in a turtleneck; my parents dressed me in turtlenecks; I grew up in New York City, the black turtleneck capital of the world," says Petrarca. If you know her, you'll also know that the wardrobe staple is basically her style trademark–from utilitarian performance zips, to trendy sheer second skin tops and luxurious knit sweaters, Emilia is an equal opportunity turtleneck collector. At this point, you could call it a lifestyle. "Turtlenecks make me feel secure — physically, emotionally, mentally. I’ve even started wearing them to bed. (This year was rough, okay!) Who doesn't love a turtleneck? We all know they make you look smart. (Sometimes deceptively so...) We all know the Rock wore one with a silver chain and that Drake likes to dance in them, and that both of these men are kinda corny. But at this point, I simply cannot imagine wearing something else in the winter months."

Because my closet could never not use an added turtleneck to the roster (it's been an unseasonably chilly week here on the west coast!), I turned to the queen of turtlenecks herself for her seasonal recommendations. She sent me a list of her favorite "turts"–as she calls them–detailing what makes each worthy of a buy. You should already know that I can't keep a good recommendation to myself, so I'm sharing the list of Emilia-endorsed turts to get you correct into the season ahead. Keep scrolling below to see them all.


(Image credit: @emiliapetrarca)


(Image credit: @emiliapetrarca)


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Indya Brown is a fashion editor, stylist, and writer living in Los Angeles. While going to school at Columbia University in New York City, she got her feet wet in the fashion industry interning at Elle magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and New York magazine's The Cut. After graduating in 2016, she joined The Cut as a fashion assistant, eventually working her way up to fashion editor. There, she worked on a multitude of projects, including styling inbook feature stories for New York magazine's print issue, writing and pitching market stories for The Cut, and serving as fashion lead for The Cut's branded content. While New York has been her home for over 10 years, she moved to Los Angeles in the midst of the pandemic in 2020 for a new chapter. Now she is a fashion market editor for Who What Wear, focusing on emerging designers, rising trends on and off the internet, interior design, and BIPOC creatives and brands. Aside from her duties as a fashion market editor, Brown is also a freelance stylist and writer, working on national print and video commercial campaigns for Sephora, The Independent, and Cadillac. Her bylines also include Harper's Bazaar, Vox, and The New York Times. But once the computer goes down and the emails turn off, she's likely eating her way through Koreatown, hunting down vintage furniture, scoping out new outrageous nail designs to try, or taking a hot cycling class.