by Sarah Morrison
If florals (yes, groundbreaking) are the picture of enduring spring style, then consider the turtleneck fall’s definitive holy grail.
Ask any fashionista and she (or he) will tell you: nine times out of ten, an A+ autumn look has the foolproof turtleneck to thank for all the praise—no questions asked.
The appeal is easy (and we think evangelists like Rachel Green would agree), turtlenecks are sleek by nature, professional yet still so feminine, and get along with nearly everything in our wardrobe—past, future and present. Put simply, it’s the wardrobe polish we need, and one that dares to never date.
Outliving the alternatives, refined fabrics like merino wool and cashmere elevate the silhouette exponentially, but wool blend or cotton numbers can look the part, too. And when they’re put into service by a few interesting style hacks? Well, let’s just say, gear up to turn heads by the dozens (and thank us a little later).
1. Layered under a boatneck sweater
Knit-on-knit needs no explaining: it’s forever chic. Double the interest by pairing your turtleneck with a juxtaposing boatneck sweater (bonus points if it has a chic split back!)
2. Layered under a t-shirt
Put those old graphic tees to good use. It’s off-duty, made easy.
3. Layered under a dress or jumpsuit
Slip your knit under a silk number for ultra-cool contrast. Up the impact by adding a structured blazer on top.
4. Layered under a wool vest
Flattering, functional, and chic. What could be better?
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