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8 Stylish Ways to Wear a Turtleneck this Winter

The formerly frumpy piece is now totally chic (and warm).


Layer it under a sleeveless dress or top

Make any ensemble weather appropriate by throwing a tissue-thin turtleneck on underneath. Try a neutral color—say black or biege—for a seamless look, or add a pop of color to your outfit with something bold.


Pair it with a maxi or midi skirt

Create an hourglass shape by pairing a fitted turtleneck with a maxi or midi skirt. Finish off your look with a matching pair of pumps.


Throw it on under a sweater

Got an itchy sweater your skin can’t stand? Try layering a cottony turtleneck underneath. You’ll find new life in your old knits and put an extra barrier between you and the cold. This is how to cure dry skin in winter.


Wear it under a blazer

Prevent this style from appearing frumpy by wearing the thinnest turtleneck you can find. Black pairs nicely with most classic-colored blazers.


Wear this classic style

For a timeless look, try nautical stripes. Pair the closet staple with a pair of jeans and your favorite jacket. The striped neckline will add the perfect amount of visual interest. Here’s how to dress 10 pounds thinner.


Throw on a laid-back cowl neck

For cold winter weekends, nothing beats a slouchy cowl-neck sweater. Find one in the chunkiest knit you can and pair it with your comfiest pair of skinny jeans or leggings. The tight-fitting bottom will balance out the volume on top.


Consider a cropped look

Take your turtleneck out on the town by choosing a chic cropped style and pairing it with high-waisted jeans. Whether the turtleneck is sleeved or sleeveless, you’ll stay cozier than you would in a standard tank. Plus, a dash of belly will help you channel a bit of summer style, even if you’ve still got to bundle up on top.


Add a dash of elegance with accessories

No matter which layering technique you choose, a turtleneck can always be glammed up with accessories. Try a pair of statement earrings to bring attention to the neckline, or a chunky necklace to bring the eye a bit lower. Here are more tips for how to accessorize, according to fashion stylists.

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