Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Back to Basics: How to Wear a Turtleneck

I love basics! You know, those closet staples that always make every stylists' must-have list? A crisp white button down, a basic black patent work pump, a nude colored trench, etc.  But  a downside to basics is that they can be a bit boring, a little on the uninspired side.  So,  why not add some flair to a dull outfit?   For this look, I started with a camel colored turtleneck.  I consider a great turtleneck a basic that every girl should have in her closet. 

As always, accessorizing is a key featuring of how I pull together my outfits.

How to wear a turtle neck sweater? By pairing it with a bold statement necklace, cinching the waist with a skinny belt, and layering an unexpected color underneath. 

You guys have seen this necklace from The Limited a lot lately (similar here), so I should remember to take it off, but I've even slept in it I love it so much!  The skinny belt is a no-name brand belt that probably came attached to a dress at some point.  Don't forge to roll up your skinny jeans to complete this casual look.

Layer the camel turtleneck with an unexpected color, like heather gray!
Did you know that nude/camel color pairs beautifully with heather gray? Layer your sweaters with an unexpected solid color or a fun pattern, like polka dots or plaid, to add a little more flair to your basic outfit.  I like just a little bit of color to peak out from underneath the sweater.

This was a simple and chic look, that you can recreate by pulling together key closet pieces that you already own!

Happy New Year! 
Bye Bye 2012. 

PS: My Stella & Dot scarf giveaway is still running. Enter here.
I am wearing:
Vintage camel turtleneck (similar here)
Seven for All Mankind Skinny Jeans in Kate Style (mostly soldout, similar here).
BCBG Black Patent Wedges (soldout, similar here).
Statement Necklace from The Limited
Shop the look below: 


Tracys Notebook of Style said...

Love this look, just by adding some nice accessories and a little bling make a basic so chic and modern! I also love the grey/tan combo, cute :)

xo Tracy

Lynette Marie said...

Love this look! Those jeans look great on you, too! :)
Happy new year!

Pam said...

You look great! I love the turtle neck with that necklace. Happy 2013!!! xo

Smile On:)...Classy Pam


The Fashion Palate said...

This is soo pretty. And the necklace is awesome, don't stop wearing it. :)
xoxo, Franci

LyddieGal said...

very cute layering - i love black and camel together, and the necklace really is gorgeous!
Happy New Year!
Chic on the Cheap

Tiffany Siladke said...

Beautiful turtleneck, it looks so soft and comfortable. Thanks for the tips! Sometimes you forget how to wear the basics.


Mary Ann said...

This turtleneck looks great on you - I actually don't even own any! Cheers - and Happy New Year!

katja nyquist said...

SOOOO pretty! Your face and skin is flawless!!! I'm not one for turtle necks, but this chic combo makes me want to give them another shot! :-D

Great Post! & Happy New Year!

xo KCN


V said...

Agree with you! Staples are very important in a wardrobe. This outfit is so cute! love the cream turtleneck.


livlovelaugh said...

i LOVE turtlenecks! You look AMAZING~


Annie said...

I love the neutral sweater, and that necklace is gorgeous!

The Other Side of Gray

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

Turtle neck sweaters are my outfit of choice for winter....& with a statement necklace like that....it sure will look BEST!! Happy NY!!!


Valentina Coco said...

happy new year!!
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Always Maylee said...

You look so pretty! I love that necklace!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

ALI&ANG said...

I love the rolled up jeans with the pumps very chic!

Ali of:


Fashionista Chloƫ said...

Verry nice sweater,you look verry pretty!

Amy Soto said...

Happy new year! love the turtle neck with that necklace. Very pretty

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The Chic Sheet said...

Love this! Basics can be so damn chic ;)


Pink Coffee Photo said...

That necklace is perfect with the turtleneck. Absolute perfection!

Clara said...

Love this look!! So hard sometimes to wear turtlenecks without looking like a grandma, but you do it well! :)

Jessica Broyles said...

Love your blog - cute look!:)


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