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Column: 5 ways to reinvent the winter turtleneck

Inside Caroline’s Closet

Inside Caroline’s Closet is Salute Magazine’s weekly column written by Fashion Editor and Blogger Caroline Noce. Inside Caroline’s Closet will provide weekly tips and trend alerts within the world of fashion and beauty, aiming to inspire women to look and feel their best. 

As the cold weather settles in to stay, getting dressed becomes more and more difficult. The secret to achieving winter style that is both chic and functional is to reinvent staple pieces in your closet.

One underestimated wardrobe piece is the turtleneck. Fitted turtlenecks are great for keeping you warm but they also make the perfect layering piece.

Here are 5 ways to wear a turtleneck this winter, so you can up your style game without sacrificing your warmth:

Underneath A Dress:

Photo from InStyle

Photo from InStyle

Throwing a turtleneck underneath a dress is the perfect way to still get some wear out of your favorite sleeveless dresses. I love layering a turtleneck under a long silk dress paired with knee-high boots. You’ll have your extremities covered and will be wearing one of the season’s hottest trends.

Underneath A Silk Cami:

Photo from Pinterest

Photo from Pinterest

Photo from Pinterest

Photo from Pinterest

Few things look as crisp and clean as a structured turtleneck under a camisole tank. You can add jeans and combat boots for a more casual look, or a leather mini skirt, patterned tights, and heels for a night out on the town. The turtleneck just adds an unexpected detail that turns the whole ensemble up a notch.

Paired With A Statement Skirt:

Photo from Popsugar

Photo from Popsugar

My personal style icon Olivia Palermo paired her black ribbed turtleneck with a long floral skirt. Turtlenecks look great with either mini-skirts or longer ones and the simpleness of the shirt allows you to get creative with your bottom half. Opt for a statement skirt and heels and if you’re trying to brave the cold, add thick cable knit tights or an over-the-knee boot. It’s the perfect day-to-night look.

Underneath A Blazer:

Photo from Pinterest

Photo from Pinterest

Another undeniably chic trend is the plaid blazer. Bundle up by layering a turtleneck under your blazer with a pair of jeans, or if you’re feeling especially chic, opt for a matching plaid skirt. The shirt will create a solid backdrop amongst all of the busy plaid pattern.

Turtleneck Sweater Underneath A Coat:

Photo from Pinterest

Photo from Pinterest

Turtleneck sweaters look great under a long coat, like the camel one pictured above. Throw on a pair of jeans, statement heels, and a baker boy cap and you’re ready to brave the cold in style

Shop Turtlenecks Below:

Splendid 1×1 Turtleneck Top- $58

Photo from Bloomingdale's

Photo from Bloomingdale’s

Aerie Don’t Ask Why Slouchy Turtleneck Sweater- $55

Photo from Aerie

Photo from Aerie

Forever 21 Ribbed Turtleneck Top- $11

Photo from Forever 21

Photo from Forever 21

H&M Knit Turtleneck Sweater- $35

Photo from H&M

Photo from H&M

 

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