Runway-Inspired Ways to Styling
The fashion crowd's cozy knit of choice for fall is transitioning away from the athletic crewneck to the turtleneck sweater. Forget its not-so-cool reputation (if you haven't already) — the plain turtleneck is the perfect layering piece this season.
Spotted everywhere on the Fall runways, the turtleneck is infinitely wearable. Whether it's chunky and cable knit, ribbed, slouchy or skin-tight, the flattering effect of a turtleneck is the same: the high neck creates the illusion of a defined jawline and a slimmer face, while keeping you warm and cozy without adding additional bulk.
Skip the hassle of coordinating your scarf and bundle up with the turtleneck trend instead.
Add a luxe touch to your cold weather ensemble by juxtaposing multiple fabrics and textures like silk with a classic turtleneck, to create a layered, luxurious look.
Play down the sheer volume of a rounded shoulder, cocoon coat, like Donna Karan’s, with a fitted turtleneck to maintain the illusion of a slim silhouette.
Pair the no-frills turtleneck with a simple skirt to elevate this seasonal staple to feminine and ladylike proportions — that's what Celine did.
Break out those summer dresses and make them season-suitable by layering a turtleneck underneath, like Issa’s Fall 2013 collection to get more mileage out of your warm weather wardrobe.
Take comfort and coziness to the office by rocking the turtleneck in a corporate-appropriate way: Tuck it in to a pair of tailored trousers, à la Marc by Marc Jacobs.
Take a page out of Tommy Hilfiger's book and transition the classic pantsuit for Fall, by pairing it it with a textured knit turtleneck for a cozy chicness.
For an ultra-flattering look, follow inCarven’s footsteps: Go for a monochromatic look and incorporate a turtleneck into the mix.
Keep the sportif trend alive for Fall (à laMichael Kors) by layering a sleeveless knit turtleneck under a sporty coat for a luxe look.
Wearing short sleeves in Fall isn’t a problem when you layer a cozy turtleneck underneath, just like Rebecca Taylor.
Keeping cozy and bundled up can still be sexy if you take inspiration from Victoria Beckham’s Fall 2013 collection: Belt an oversized turtleneck to show off your shape.
Those strapless peplums you stashed in the back of your closet until next season can be worn again for Fall, as long as you take note of Rebecca Taylor’s styling and pair it with a fine knit turtleneck.