The It-It: The Turtleneck Returns

November 3, 2015 by Lila Delilah

The turtleneck has long been a polarizing piece of fashion. There are the lovers (think: Diane Keaton) and the haters (think: your fashion wary-best friend). We aren’t surprised that covering up — all the way — is just fashion backlash to naked midriffs and micro mini.

This season, stores are fully stocked with turtlenecks. Before you unsubscribe to putting a sock around your neck, we thought we would point out some styling tips and a few of our favorite options. The most classic styling example is pairing a turtleneck with jeans and a blazer. Try a turtleneck under a sweatshirt and layer the look with a long coat. On the coldest of winter days it’s hard to argue with a chunky sweater with face covering abilities. If you’re looking to earn your PhD in turtleneck-ing, you can layer the neckwear with a textured scarf or necklace.

If you’re looking for something thin and light we love the Uniqlo cotton/modal version that’s just $20 but the basic black tends to sell out as quickly as they come in. J Crew has a good cashmere ($228) or Neiman Marcus has their own cashmere version on sale for just $125. We are always a big fan of Ralph Lauren cashmere ($990) as it can last decades. We have proof. Extending outside of the classic layering pieces, Dolce & Gabbana has a tweed poncho-turtleneck combo ($2945), The Row offers a slouchy-neck version ($1390) and Altuzarra ($995) offers a perfect baby blue chunky option.

This is one of these trends that isn’t going away any time soon. We suggest you embrace it now and look cool while staying warm all Winter long.


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