I was once told by ex-boyfriend that turtlenecks don’t look good on me. That I was too “big” wear one. So, of course, I bought more turtlenecks.
However, over the years, I forgot about this rebellion and stopped buying turtlenecks. I found that they were actually hard to pull off and feel comfortable.
Well, the rebellion is back, and that’s what we are Mixing Up in this post.
I got a book a few years back, that changed the way I thought about turtlenecks. The book, How to Have Style by Isaac Mizrahi, had a different take on this basic piece.
In addition to all of the other good stuff in this book (this book changed the way I dressed & shopped), he discussed turtlenecks. Isaac talked about using turtlenecks to “anchor” prints. Basically, layering your dress over a turtleneck.
Adding a turtleneck adds a little bit of a chic vibe. It elevates an otherwise boring piece.
It has become a way to add another layer of versatility to a piece. Oh
This first outfit is an Ann Taylor dress I got a few seasons ago. I am wearing a Large. I layered it over a Target Mossimo Turtleneck. The turtleneck I’m wearing is a 2XL.
I added tights to the mix as well. I get my basic black shapewear tights from Target ASSETS Tights line. I am wearing a size 4.
This means that tops that I would not be able to wear in the winter are now fair game.
Wearing a turtleneck under tops brings different pieces into play for the winter. In this second outfit, I matched up this Target Who What Wear Layering Top with my turtleneck.
Then I added my Target Who What Wear Oversized Cardigan. Loving how this cozy outfit feels good on and looks chic.
The turtleneck plus the cardigan softens this high contrast print.
Outfit 1 Style Breakdown: Target Mossimo Turtleneck Here | Ann Taylor Dress Similar | Target ASSETS Tights Here | TJ Maxx Purse Similar | Vince Camuto Booties Similar | Target Merona Belt Similar | Fossil Watch Similar |
Outfit 2 Style Breakdown: Target Mossimo Turtleneck (See Above) | Target Who What Wear Layering Top Here | Hue Denim Leggings Here | Target Who What Wear Oversized Cardigan Here | Michael Kors Watch Here | Clarks Booties Similar |
Sometimes my son jumps in the shot (super impeccable timing). Me in the back there.