It’s been winter for going on five months now, and we get it – it can be hard to stay inspired when it comes to getting dressed. How many ways can you say, “It’s cold, but I’m still trying” before you just give in to that giant knit sweater for good? Well take heart, because we’re here to tell you that your favourite turtleneck can save the day – over and over and over. To prove it, here are five ways to wear the same basic black turtleneck and still look put together, while never feeling that pre-spring (sounds better than late-winter, right?) chill.
You’re going for: warm, with a side of sexy
Wear it: under your favourite wrap dress
A wrap dress can still work its magic, even in the winter. Be sure to choose one that pops off from the turtleneck vs one that blends in, so that the neckline on the dress can shine. Together with white stiletto ankle boots, the whole look feels artsy, sophisticated, head-turning – and not a shiver in sight, thanks to the turtleneck.
You’re going for: chic and cool
Wear it: under a light button-up
To really nail this vibe, opt for a flowy warm-weather button-up over one that’s more form-fitting or in a stiffer fabric – you won’t be shivering when you slip it over your turtleneck. Choosing trousers in a deep wine colour instead of black or grey will make the whole thing feel polished and intentional.
You’re going for: work-appropriate
Wear it: to anchor conservative-but-stylish separates
Build a more inspiring kind of suit by using your turtleneck as the base for a blazer and trousers in complimentary, but not matchy, subtle patterns. Add just enough edge by slipping a leather pointed-toe boot into the mix.
You’re going for: cozy and warm
Wear it: under a puffer coat
Warm and comfy turtleneck, wear-all-day leggings, puffer jacket in cotton candy pink. We could live in this. And we just might.
You’re going for: comfortable… but still stylish
Wear it: with legs-for-days
Out for dinner, out to a movie, out to the Jets game… we can’t think of any place we don’t want to wear this combo. Do your legs a favour by tucking the turtleneck into jeans with a slightly higher waist, and slipping into some heeled boots.
While you’re killing it at this whole effortlessly flawless thing, master dry shampoo by watching this handy video – you can use all that time you’re not spending washing your hair to dream up even more ways to wear your turtleneck. Have fun!
See something you like? Visit these St. Vital Centre retailers to shop the looks in this post (check stores for availability):
Black long-sleeved turtleneck sweater: Hudson's Bay, $9.99
With wrap dress
Navy, white, and red striped dress: Dynamite, $59.95
White stiletto boots: Dynamite, $79.95
Gold double-hoop earrings: Hudson's Bay, $14
Mustard yellow clutch: Boes (Matt and Nat), $80
With white button-up
White blouse: RW&Co., $69.90
Burgundy cropped pant: RW&Co., $89.90
Patent leather pointed-toe pumps: Hudson's Bay (Calvin Klein), $150
Brocade micro handbag: Hudson's Bay (Steve Madden), $108
Grey plaid blazer: Dynamite, $59.95
Black pin-striped pants: Dynamite, $39.95
Black leather pointed-toe boots: Aldo, $145
With puffer jacket
Pink puffer jacket: Garage, $69.95
Black Adidas tights: Sport Chek, $49.99
Black sneakers with glitter and velvet accents: Browns, $99.98
Large silver hoop earrings: Aldo, $8.00
Blue cross-body bag: Boes (Guess), $39.99
Medium-wash cropped jeans: Hudson's Bay (Levi’s), $58.80
Black patent leather boots: Aldo, $84
Black studded clutch: Browns, $69.98
Black belt with stitching: Hudson's Bay, $26
Black sunglasses: Sunglass Hut (Ray Ban), $273