The bipolar weather is hitting us hard again and the only silver lining to this confusing climate is that fact that in just two weeks, it will officially be SeptemBER! To us, this only means one thing…sweater weather! While you’re busy digging through your pile for your stash of knits, we suggest you update it with nice and cozy turtlenecks. A few of our celeb style pegs show us that there are ways to sport them here in the coming months.
Wear it in monochrome like Kim Jones
Get yourself a basic turtleneck in black and dress it up with dainty steppers for a night event. Follow the monochromatic motif of Kim Jones, but make it more wearable by pairing it with culottes instead of a dressy skirt.
Black Rib Roll Neck Jumper, Miss Selfridge; Box pleat culottes, P3950, Harlan + Holden; Satin and patent-leather sandals, Gianvito Rossi, Net-a-porter
Wear it with jeans like Olivia Palermo
A sweater with jeans is a certified rainy day go-to, but for dry yet breezy days, opt for a thick knit turtleneck sans the sleeves. Style your denim with one big fold—hem just grazing the ankles—and finish off with trusty ballet flats. Another great feature of a turtle neck is the fact that you can tuck your hair in it! Try it and we guarantee you'll look as chic as Olivia Palermo.
Sleeveless cable tabard, Topshop; Denim slouch jeans, P2490, Uniqlo; Black ballet flats, Le Bunny Bleu
Wear it under a dress like Liz Uy
Liz Uy has been on a whole new level of chic lately. Get in the game, too, by pegging her turtleneck and dress ensemble. It’s a great way to maximize all those sun dresses and hubadera frocks you hoarded last summer.
Turtleneck, P599, H&M; Strappy dress, P2595, Zara; White snake skin thick sole sneakers, P1499, Primadonna
Wear it with a printed skirt like Martine Cajucom
Make it youthful by choosing the slouchy variety in a punchy hue then take inspiration from Martine Cajucom’s laid-back preppy sensibilities by pairing it with a printed skirt. We say go for A-line skirts with patchworks instead of gingham.
Fine-knit turtleneck, P1190, H&M; Suede Patchwork A-Line Skirt, Topshop; Buckle leather sandals, P1950, Mango
Wear it under a shirt like Alexa Chung
Turtleneck layering is a thing on the runways and since there’s no way we’re ever wearing trench coats here, you can do so with your favorite tee instead! You won’t die of heat stroke especially if you pair it with a mini skirt. Then let everyone know that Alexa Chung is your peg by going for her signature strappy ballet flats instead of lace up sneakers.
High neck top, P695, Text t-shirt, P495, both from Stradivarius; Denim skirt, P1495, Zara; Ghillie ballerinas, Charles & Keith