You know how that girl on “The Bachelor” had a job description of “chicken enthusiast?” Well, that was weird, but I kind of get it. I have a similar love for something that most people aren’t that into. You see, I am a turtleneck enthusiast.
I am known for wearing them when they are least appropriate- like clubs and summertime, but I have no plans of quitting my job anytime soon. I will rep them forever. Why, you ask? Because I like to call my style overly modest and also, like I still own the clothes from when I was 50 lbs heavier… It’s just a lifestyle.
I eventually got a little more sultry with my turtlenecks and purchased one that’s still has the full coverage, but is a little tighter. Of course, I combat this with blankets and jackets piled atop it, but it’s still a step in the right direction. I think turtlenecks (especially if the outfit is proportioned correctly) are actually rather flattering. Plus, it’s a built in scarf to bury your face in when it’s #TooColdTuesday!
My advice is to know your body. Know what works and what doesn’t. If your neck is too short or your face too wide (mine is teetering on that line), opt for a shorter turtleneck. This way it won’t further extend the girth of your neck/face. If you’re a beanpole, you can probably pull off everything (the non bean poles of the world would like to take this moment to say we hate you), BUT make sure you get a size that not too loose and chunky. That will swallow you whole.
Finally, don’t let people tell you you can’t wear turtlenecks to the club.
Actually, just don’t go to clubs…
1. Black Turtleneck + Jeans + Blanket Wrap: This blanket wrap makes every outfit look significantly better while also acting as a blanket for any spontaneous naps. You can’t beat it. The tight turtleneck and the skinny jeans work well because you have to have something form fitting beneath such an oversized piece.
Here are four other ways to wear the same style of tight, black turtlenecks. I ended up choosing mostly all black outfits... I would say I’m sorry, but I’m really not:
2. Black Turtleneck + Leather Culottes: This look is a great for taking a simple turtleneck to work or even out to dinner. The simplicity of it helps let the other more eccentric pieces (like the leather culottes and strappy shoes) shine.
3. Black Turtleneck + Faux Fur Coat + Grey Denim: This outfit is my favorite mainly because it’s casual and totally silly. There is something about puffy faux fur and purses with ears that somehow makes you predestined for a very sassy day.
4. Black Turtleneck + Overall Dress + Knee-high boots: This outfit and the following one are very 70’s which is a decade I can’t get out of my head. And why should I?! So calm, cool, collected and has a great vintage feel.
2. Black Turtleneck + Plaid Miniskirt: “Clueless.” Enough said.