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
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