3 Ways To Wear A Turtleneck

Turtlenecks will never go out of style. In fact, now that fashion trends are taking a book out of the 70’s, turtlenecks are having a major moment. I, for one, am not in love with the 70’s trend. Yes I’m the one, but I am a lover of this sweater because of how practical it is and for its effortlessly chic style. Now that it’s February, a turtleneck is a very necessary item to wear, but you don’t want to get bored with it. Mix it up by tucking one into a midi skirt or layer it underneath a sleeveless dress. No matter how you style it, one thing is for sure, the turtleneck is incredibly comfy and cozy thing to wear. Whether you’re wearing a chunky turtleneck to stay warm or a sleeveless mock for a more sophisticated look, there are many different styles out there to try. Below are three different outfits to show you how to wear the turtleneck to stay warm this winter.

 

OVERSIZED

Really, who doesn’t love a chunky turtleneck? It’s basically a fashionable blanket with sleeves. Who wouldn’t want to wear that around all day? With this outfit, I paired the turtleneck with a mini skirt. You don’t want to wear an oversized sweater with wide legged pants. Instead, a mini skirt provides structure and balance.

3 Ways to Wear a Turtleneck1.  Julie Vos – Link Bracelet | 2. Sole Society – Envelope Clutch | 3. J.Crew – Turtleneck | 4. Zara – Mini Draped Skirt | 5. Club Monaco – Hat | 6. Sam Edelman – Petty Bootie

 

SWEATER DRESS

I love wearing dresses and sometimes, during the cold months, they aren’t a very practical idea. However, thanks to this turtleneck style, you can wear a dress no matter how cold it is. Just make sure you pair it with tights so your legs stay nice and warm. Pair this turtleneck dress with a tote for the office or a clutch for happy hour. Either way, wear it with heels for a polished look.

3 Ways to Wear a Turtleneck 1. KT Collection – Teardrop Beaded Earrings | 2. Charles & Keith – Tote | 3. Dorothy Perkins – Turtleneck Dress | 4. Ann Taylor Loft – Infinity Scarf | 5. Vince Camuto – Pump

 

TUCKED IN

Speaking of wide legged pants, they are a great complement to a turtleneck. The best way to pull off this style is to choose a lighter weight sweater and tuck it into these pants. Remember, a sleek turtleneck works best for layering. By tucking in a lightweight turtleneck, you can elongate your neck and arms, which will be very flattering to your figure. In addition to pants, you can also tuck a turtleneck into a midi skirt or under a sleeveless dress. But this outfit is probably my favorite.

3 Ways to Wear a Turtleneck

1. Mango – Turtleneck | 2. Gigi New York – Carly Convertible Clutch | 3. Zara – Wide Cut Trousers | 4. KT Collection – Gold Chain Necklace | 5. Sole Society – Ink Suede Bootie

 

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Color Crush: Powder Blue

In the past, pastels were strictly spring colors.  When the flowers started to bloom, it was customary to dress up in light pinks and blues and look like an Easter egg.  In my opinion, pastels had a bad rap until they became trendy to wear them all year round.  Now, soft pastels are a chic way to bring color into your cold weather wardrobe.  The best way to achieve a polished outfit is to add pops or your favorite hue to your basics.  Right now, I am playing with powder blue.  There is something comforting about wearing powder blue that makes us feel warm and cozy while we wait for winter to end.  It is also a great transitional color for those weird weather days when you just don’t know what to wear.  If you’re in need of styling tips, powder blue looks great with white, brown, orange, and grey.  So the next time you go shopping, keep an eye out for the perfect powder blue piece for you. In the meantime, check out these picks below to give you a push in the right direction.

Powder Blue

1. Jigsaw – Color Block Sweater | 2. Club Monaco – Colleen Cashmere Hat | 3.Rebecca Minkoff – M.A.B. Mini Tote | 4.  BaubleBar – Sky Rocket Earrings | 5. COS – Contrast Shirt Dress | 6. Dorothy Perkins – Leather Jacket | 7. Zara – Suede Cowboy Boots

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Style Guide: Winter Whites

Staring at my clothes, trying to find something warm to wear, my white jeans are calling out to me to be worn.  I know that there are several people who are against white jeans because they get dirty easily.  The key is to buy a reasonably priced pair, like the ones below, so that you won’t be terribly upset when they get stained.   Despite their flaws, I love white jeans.  I always looked at them as a spring and summer item, but today I saw them in a new light.  Who cares if it’s negative degrees outside?   I refuse to wait until spring to wear these jeans.  I dug through my wardrobe and put together an outfit that, I believe, works perfectly for winter.  All you need is a cozy sweater and you’re good to go.  My favorite way to style white jeans during the winter is with a pastel sweater like blush or lavender.  When pairing soft colors with crisp winter white pants, you have yourself a polished and clean outfit.  I would love to hear from you if you end up giving it a try!

Style Guide: Winter Whites

1. Michael Kors – Stud Earrings | 2. Vita Fede – Titan Bracelet | 3. Ivanka Trump – Vivian Hobo Bag | 4. Mango – Julie Jeans | 5. Dorothy Perkins – Blush Pleat Back Sweater | 6. SixtySeven – Sophia Perforated Bootie

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Style Guide: Winter Layers

Baby it’s cold outside!  During these winter months, it can be difficult to put a stylish outfit together.  All we want is to be warm, and one way you can achieve that is with layers.  Wear a blouse underneath your chunky or cropped sweater to keep you warm without adding too much bulk.  Another tip is to play with color.  As much as I love all-black outfits, color will help brighten you mood when the gray days start to get to you.  Today’s style guide offers all of these things and more.  Try this these teal wool pants and plaid sweater and have fun playing around with colors and patterns.  Instead of wearing the same old black coat, try this heather grey hue for a lighter look.  Turn winter into your favorite fashion season by playing around with layers, colors, and prints.  You can start with this style guide!

Style Guide: Winter Layers

 

1. H&M – Dress Shirt | 2. Club Monaco – Darci Hat | 3. BaubleBar – Mariposa Ear Jackets | 4. Mango – Check Sweater | 5. J.Crew – Minnie Pant | 6. Dorothy Perkins – Grey Belted Coat | 7. Gigi New York – All in One Bag | 8. DV by Dolce Vita – Katin Boot

10 Colorful Coats to Brighten Up Your Mood

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As I write this I can’t help but stare out my window, watching the icy rainfall, thinking to myself that fall is quickly turning into winter.  There is no escaping it.   The best thing we can all do is embrace it.  For me, the holidays help a lot because, with the cold days, there are so many festive reminders to distract you.  However, winter lasts a lot longer than the holidays, so it is well past time to get prepared.  When it comes to seasons, I always have my favorite piece to purchase, and for winter, it is coats.  I have loved them for as long as I can remember, and it has actually affected where I’ve moved to in the past.  My recent inspiration for coat styles has been Mindy Kaling’s character on “The Mindy Project” (see image above).  If you aren’t familiar with the show, Mindy often wears brightly colored coats that stand out in the crowd.  Even though I own one, two, okay, five black coats, I want to break the habit and introduce some color to my winter wardrobe.  If you think about it, a colorful coat will definitely help cheer you up during the cold long months.  I have put together a selection of outerwear that I love this season.  I hope you will consider ditching the black and choosing a vibrant and patterned style to fight the winter blues.  In addition, I have added a few wintery trends like blush pastels and plaid prints for you to consider.

 

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