By Danielle Naer
All hail the turtleneck. There are not enough words in the English language (nor those adjacent) to thank the versatile staple piece for rescuing us come winter, every winter. As many times as we’ve re-worn the silhouette, their day in the sun doesn’t ever seem to end, even as trends keep changing with the times. That said, you might be in need of a few exciting new ways to liven up the ones you’ve had for years. Enter: five genius turtleneck styling hacks to try this month, with all the fun layering combinations you can think of.
To browse the best combinations, read on.
Channeling 2020’s viral sweater vest trend, this look layers a v-neck style over a classic cream-hued turtleneck for a surprising, ‘80s-worthy twist. Finish it off with a shacket (shirt-jacket), or a blazer, or a puffer for cooler days.
This sleek take on winter whites has two-star players: a bodycon turtleneck and a like-toned pleated skirt. Pull out contrasting accessories for an added punch, such as a pillow clutch (Mansur Gavriel’s is an affordable alternative to Bottega Veneta’s) and square-toed booties.
When in doubt, add thoughtful layers. For a slick take on the enduring leather trend, layer a black wrap blazer over a turtleneck (consider going with a bodysuit style in this case, as to get that ultra-snug fit). Finish it off with a pair of blue skinny jeans and a camel trench.
For a cool, unfussy way to wear your knits, consider styling with a pair of relaxed denim bottoms and adding in a little French tuck for flair. A belt and boots are essential here; go with something timeless, yet impactful, as to stand out from the rest of the demure look.
For a quick grocery run or a walk to the cafe, ditch your scarf and wear a chunky turtleneck with a wool oversized coat. You’ll also want to tie in one of the main must-have fashion items of 2021 — slit-hem pants, as styled below with a pair of lug-sole boots.