How to Wear a Turtleneck Like It’s Not 1989
The layering staple is baaaaack
Turtlenecks can be tricky. On one hand they’re a super-warm no-brainer layering basic. On the other, they can be a slippery slope into awkward-’80s-holiday-card territory. That’s why we’ve culled the Interwebs to bring you the chicest ways to pull yours off through 2016.
throw a dress over it
A few keys to this look: Make sure the dress has a high neckline, a roomy cut and a weighty fabric (wool, tweed, suede or leather is ideal).
wear it under another turtleneck
Double the turtleneck, double the fun. Take a fitted jersey guy (we love stripes to break up the layers) and top it off with a slouchy sweater. Scrunch up the top sweater’s sleeves and be everyone else’s outfit inspiration.
layer it under even more layers
Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you’re restricted to sweaters only. Keep it interesting by mixing colors and materials, like with this simple white turtleneck under a denim shirt (buttoned all the way to the top), under a sleek gray overcoat.
Another key to creating a modern silhouette? A skinny belt. Let a tissue-thin turtleneck peek out from beneath a belted double-breasted coat. And then cinch the whole thing.