Is there anything cozier than a turtleneck in the winter? Turtleneck sweaters are a classic staple for me in the colder months. I think the neckline is chic, highlights your face, and feels timeless. I also love how they add an extra layer of warmth and comfort (especially in New York winters!) Turtlenecks are also surprisingly versatile – you can style them for both casual and dressy looks, so today I’m rounding up all the ways you can style a turtleneck!
There are seriously endless ways to style turtlenecks! Adding a turtleneck to an outfit – whether you’re styling it with trousers, jeans, or a skirt – is an easy way to make an outfit feel more polished and sophisticated.
For more outfit ideas and inspiration, don’t miss How to Style a Button-Down Shirt.
How to Style a Turtleneck
Chunky Knit Turtleneck and Leggings
A chunky knit turtleneck and leggings is a great casual weekend outfit in the winter. I think this is also an ideal travel outfit (especially if you’re off on a ski trip!) In terms of leggings, I’m a big fan of the Spanx faux leather leggings, Girlfriend Collective’s compressive leggings, and Old Navy’s PowerSoft leggings!
Turtleneck Bodysuit and Jeans
For a super sleek silhouette, I think a turtleneck bodysuit is the perfection option. They make a great base layer in the winter, stay tucked in all day long, and are great for layering under jackets or cardigans!
Cropped Turtleneck Sweater and Trousers
I love the look of a cropped turtleneck paired with high waisted trousers or high waisted denim, I think it’s such a chic silhouette. The Reformation Mason Pant and Abercrombie Sloane Tailored Pant are both great picks depending on your budget.
Turtleneck Sweater Dress
A turtleneck sweater dress styled with knee high boots is a great fall outfit. For styling in the winter, just add tights for added warmth! A turtleneck sweater dress offers a nice and relaxed silhouette which is why I always suggest wearing for Thanksgiving!
Monochromatic Turtleneck Outfit
For a super sleek turtleneck outfit, pair a turtleneck sweater with pants or a skirt in a matching color to create a monochromatic outfit. I love the impact of one color all over, it makes such a statement!
Turtleneck and Maxi Skirt
An outfit I find myself reaching for over and over again is a turtleneck paired with a maxi skirt. When wearing a turtleneck, weight matters. A thin, layering turtleneck gives an overall sleek look as opposed to something with more volume.
Sweatshirt Over Turtleneck
For an off duty chic look, layer a lightweight white turtleneck under an oversized sweatshirt. Add some jewelry, and pair with jeans or leggings and a sneaker for an effortlessly stylish weekend look. Depending on how warm or cold the weather is, you can opt for a super lightweight turtleneck or something heavier.
Sleeveless Turtleneck Sweater
For transitional seasons (like spring and fall), a sleeveless turtleneck is a great option. Throw a cardigan or lightweight jacket over your shoulders for added warmth if necessary. For my office girls, these sleeveless turtleneck shells are great for pairing with a blazer outfit!
Oversized Turtleneck and Denim
I’ve been loving swingy, oversized turtlenecks recently. They’re so comfortable and easy to wear, but when styled with a pair of jeans you look pulled together.