It’s quite an uphill task to talk about fall fashion without bringing up the trickiest trend of turtlenecks. Owing to its reputation, many people are seen asking themselves “should I wear a turtleneck at all?” But, nonetheless, the high-neck piece is easily the most prevalent and dominating piece of clothing in almost every collection when it made its first appearance on the runway. Surprisingly, it’s also probably the most under-rated layering tool out there today. Designers have gone to all heights to show us how to style a turtleneck. From layering it under everything starting from polos to one-pieces to the unexpected pairing with an exquisite evening skirt which can be one of the leading options for a fancy night out. Others have been seen to take the entire game a notch up by using the turtle necks as an opportunity to transition summer wear into a winter one. Mara Hoffman was seen bracing this style sporting a cut-out dress with a turtleneck and knee-high suede boots.
Here’s How To Style a Turtleneck
Apart from becoming a trend among celebrities, Instagram has had its share of turtle neck trends among self-styled fashionistas. In this article, we are going to bring you an extensive turtleneck style guide on the how to wear a turtleneck effortlessly.
1. Jazzing It Up
Probably one of the best ways to wear a turtleneck is to pair it with a kimono. Almost all dark shaded kimonos can be paired with light shaded turtle necks and vice versa. The contrasting is an important factor for this look. having said that, if you add a pair of rigged jeans, a pair of gladiators and a pair of retro shades, the complete the look can make you the talk of the town.
2. A Little Sugar And a Little Spice
This next look is inspired from the land of spices. Yes! You guessed it right, it is India. For a peppy yet subtle day look, you could choose to pair your turtle necks with a nice embroidered long skirt, as can be seen in the image above. A nice everyday hairstyle and some statement accessories should complete the look for you. Besides that, if you want to add a yet more unique touch to your look, you could wear a nice pair of Rajasthani or Gujrati embroidered chappals to add color to your turtleneck outfit.
3. Utmost Comfort
This particular look is for all the lazy people out there. Not really much to do. Just wear your favorite half sleeved turtle neck over a simple tshirt and a pair of jeans, tie your hair into a messy bun, put on some shades, add an oversized and Voila! Your look for the day is done. Simple enough right?
4. Classic Is The Key
When talking about Turtle necks, this look had to make it to the list since it is one of the most basic ways to wear Turtle Neck. You could never go wrong on this one. Club your light hued turtleneck with a dark hued pencil skirt and that all about it. Though it is advisable you stick to basic shades like blacks and browns for the skirt, going a little off track never hurt anyone much, provided you know your combinations right.
5. Boots On
Long coats, Turtle necks and boots have long been best friends. Here we can see Shanina Shaik effortless pulling off this Turtle neck look in style. You too can do the same by pairing a long coat with your Favorite Turtle neck and pair of sassy high boots. The belt can bring that additional edge to your look. Don’t forget to contrast the various components of your outfit, unless you want to leave a long lasting impression in the minds of people for all the wrong reasons.
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6. Bell Bottoms
A very largely followed trend of the past is slowly making its way back on the style charts. Yes! We are talking about the Bell bottom jeans. Being a very famous trend, lots of celebrities have experimented with these jeans in innumerable ways. Pairing these with a Turtle neck is one very popular way to go about it. An overall sassy look with minimal effort included.
7. To Work
Apart from being included in a myriad of highly styled looks, the Turtle neck can also be worn to office. Just club it with a nice pair of trousers and a light coat if needed at all and you’re good to go. Just remember to keep the shades on the lighter side to avoid being a part of office gossips in coming weeks.
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Turtleneck’s have been a wardrobe staple for ages now, may be even since our childhood. Now you know how to make this conventional piece of clothing talk on-point fashion without going overboard. Nail the look and keep us posted!