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Turtlenecks may have gotten a bad rap over the years (don’t we all have a childhood memory that involves arguing with our mom about wearing one?) – but if we’ve learned anything from designers like Rachel Comey, BCBG Max Azria, and Altuzarra plus celebs like Steve Jobs and Sharon Stone, it’s that the once-dorky staple is making a very stylish comeback. Whether you opt for a chunky oversize knit, or layer a slim-fitting piece under your warm-weather fare, there are multiple ways to try this trend for Fall. Click through to see and shop five cool, modern ways to wear the classic staple.
Add luxe layers.
Start with wide-legged jeans, and layer up with a fitted white turtleneck and a cropped faux fur vest, then add a pendant necklace and platform loafers.
Vince Turtleneck Tee ($95), Ann Taylor Faux Fur Vest ($198), Mother Denim The Curfew Bell Bottoms ($220), Andrea Valentini Tassel Pendant Necklace ($108), Frye Naiya Kiiltie Platform ($248)
Make a statement.
Yes, you can still rock a statement necklace even if your neck isn’t exposed; chunkier pieces look cool and modern when worn over your turtleneck, especially with a slightly edgy pleated leather skirt and black ankle boots.
Mossimo Striped Turtleneck Tee ($15), Rachel Roy Cluster Necklace ($75), Vince Pleated Leather Skirt ($545), ASOS Block-Heeled Ankle Boots ($87)
Get “layered” away.
Turtlenecks not only make it possible for you to continue wearing your Summer favorites throughout the Fall, but they can also put a totally new spin on an existing piece. Layer a girlie printed tank dress over a solid turtleneck, then load up on cold-weather staples like tights and a knit hat.
Splendid Cotton Turtleneck ($52), Quiksilver CBD Dress ($62, originally $88), Charlotte Russe Knit Beret ($10), Rebecca Minkoff Snake Embossed Covet Satchel ($425), Balenciaga Two-Toned Wedges ($495)
Do geek chic.
A thick, chunky turtleneck is perfect for those chilly days lounging at home or running weekend errands. We love this nubby cashmere piece, and the pleated trousers add a relaxed yet polished vibe. Add smoking flats and geek-chic glasses for the perfect casual-cool ensemble.
Inhabit Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater ($710), Full Tilt Preppy Glasses ($10), Opening Ceremony Pleated Trousers ($159), Charles Philip Tassel Loafers ($150)
Mix and match.
Want to add some pop to a wool turtleneck dress? Sparkly statement earrings look great, and will draw even more attention to the chicness of the neckline. Finish the look with a bright envelope clutch and a pair of party-ready ankle booties.
Temperley London Woll Turtleneck Dress ($965), Dana Kellin Oval Earrings ($690), ASOS Faux Snake Clutch ($35), Barneys Co-Op Glitter Ankle Boots ($595)
Which look is your favorite?
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