Styling 101: The Turtleneck

I have always been a fan of turtlenecks. 

They seem to be one of those pieces that divides people – you either love them or you don’t. I personally don’t think there’s anything more cozy than a soft sweater or pullover that has a high neckline. Luckily, turtlenecks are making quite the stylish statement this season, and I’m excited to incorporate more of them into my wardrobe. I love how we’ve taken a spin on the classic shape, and added in drapes and soft materials to make the turtleneck look new and modern. If you’re looking to make room in your closet for this classic fall piece, check out three ways we love to wear the turtleneck!

The Candy Way

candy vignette

Candy is sweet. She’s that girl next door who loves lace, soft colors, and isn’t afraid to show her flirty side. Pairing a soft open knit pullover, like the Ladder Stitch Pullover, with a mini skirt and thigh highs allows for all the right proportions. The relaxed turtleneck style up top is played down even more with the drapey silhouette, giving a flowy twist to the normal fitted style we are so used to seeing. Wearing something over-sized up top gives you a good excuse to show a little more on the bottom. Throw on some thigh highs and clogs to keep the look sweet, yet sexy.

full outfit

candy turtleneck top

Get the look: Ladder Stitch Pullover, Sugar Magnolia Mini Skirt, Speckled Slouch Tall Sock, Montana Wide Brim Hat, Callie Clog

The Boy Way

lou turtleneck look

My style definitely changes depending on my mood, but you can always expect to see a little bit of grungy tomboy in most of my looks. That being said, this is probably my favorite way to wear the turtleneck. The sleeves have been removed on the typical long sleeved turtleneck, and what we’re left with is the ever so cool LA Livin 90210 Muscle Tank. Throw on some boyfriend jeans and your favorite boots to keep the look truly Lou, and add in a touch of grunge by layering a flannel over the tank.

close up of boy look

katy sitting

Get the look: LA Livin 90210 Muscle Tank, Raw Destroyed Boyfriend, We The Free Roadtrip Flannel, Left Bank Ankle Boot

The Meadow Way

meadow look

Meadow is our bohemian girl who loves to layer. Think maxi skirts, long flowy dresses, and fun prints. Fall is the perfect time to start layering cozy pullovers over slips and dresses and to incorporate over-sized third pieces. If you’re not down for the full on turtleneck look, a cowl neck is a good alternative. I love the way the We The Free Beatnik Hacci looks layered over top of the Secret Garden Printed Maxi. Accessorize with a good pair of leather boots and a slouchy jacket to complete the look!

high neck

meadow way

Get the look: Secret Garden Printed Maxi, We The Free Beatnik Hacci, Big on Comfort Sweater Jacket, Royal Rush Wrap Boot

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7 years ago

What is funny is I can really feel all of these looks depending on my mood. While I absolutely used to be a Candy/Meadow mix, this summer has really brought out my inner Lou. That said, I actually think I would choose the tomboy look out of all of these. Great pieces.

7 years ago

I’m in love with that blue pullover!

How to Style Fall:

7 years ago

Ohhh, not normally a Candy (more of a Lou/Meadow combined) but that one is perfect!

7 years ago

Very good job detailing each outfit I love it. Each one brings a whole new way to wear a turtleneck your style is impeccable!

7 years ago

Love these styling tips. Just might have to try out a turtleneck this fall… I’m in love with the Candy way!

xoxo Sara

7 years ago

That blue top at first looks amazing! Wow, can’t believe we’re talking fall fashion already! Love it :))

7 years ago

I’d love to rock a sharp black Audrey-esque one this season! Thanks for the inspiration.xo

Warm regards,

7 years ago

Love these looks! I can not wait for fall and sweater season.
Aesthetics in Wonder

7 years ago

Love all these looks !
The blue pullover is perfect !


7 years ago

I LOVE all of these styles. The price is so insane though.
People who don’t nessecarily make a lot of money want to buy them but cannot afford to.
If you are about peace and love and free will than why not help out the public a bit and lower your prices??

Sincerely frustrated,