March 2, 2016

How to Style a Turtleneck Under a Sweater







I am always looking for new ways to style mom-friendly basics. If you read this post, then you know I'm all about the turtleneck. But I've never been brave enough to wear one with a sweater. A number of times I have tried the combination in my wardrobe, only to immediately take it off. It just never looked good. I knew it was a hit or miss thing. But yesterday I had an idea to combine my striped turtleneck with a flowy, lighter knit, boat-neck sweater. And it worked. Hooray, a new momsemble!

So this is what I have found about the turtleneck + sweater combo:
- A striped turtleneck is easiest to style. With a solid colored one, it's too easy to start looking like someone from an awkward family photo. Especially if you wear a printed sweater with it
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- The neckline of the sweater is crucial. If it's a crew neck that sits too close to the neck you'll look run into the same problem as above. A v neck is a bad idea too, unless you really want to look like this stud:

- Layers help. The more layers, the less awkward it looks. Put on a blazer, jacket, or coat and it'll instantly help with either of the issues above. Evidence A:
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- A turtleneck under a turtleneck sweater is a great combination. And so much coziness.
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So what are your thoughts on the turtleneck + sweater combo? Is it just a DIY turtleneck sweater? Is this one of those trends that just isn't cool, even though we're told that it should be cool?

Now to conquer my next styling challenge: a turtleneck under a dress.



Other ways I've styled: striped turtleneck



Linking up with: WIWW, What I Wore, Trendy Wednesday, Color and Grace, Fresh Fashion Forum, WIWT, Throw Back Thursday, Labour of Fashion, Thursday Fashion Files




17 comments:

  1. Amazing outfit, really on point my dear!Love the stripes!!!

    BamBam Blog

    xoxo

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    1. Thank you! Can't go wrong with stripes!

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  2. Love the stripes + turtleneck combo. I"d love to see how you style the turtleneck with the dress!
    Eileen x
    http://5feetofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you! I think I'll have that up on the blog in the next couple of weeks!

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  3. I love the way you and Cait, from Southern Curls and Pearls have your's styled. Simple yet looks like something I'd run out and buy. You know? Oh man, these photos gave me a good laugh.

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    1. Thanks! I'm leaning more and more toward simple but cute outfits. They're just more practical for my lifestyle as a stay-at-home mom!

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  4. What a neat idea! You may have been hesitant to try it out, but you're rocking it now. I love that the pink sweater is semi sheer. The stripes are just visible underneath it, which is really cute.

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    1. Thanks, Alecz! I liked that the stripes were showing through too! I think that is what really sold me on this look

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  5. I need a striped turtleneck because of this post! I love how you layered it under a lighter sweater. I've tried layering a simple black turtleneck under sweaters and it just doesn't look right. Thanks for the tips!

    Xoxo,
    Amanda
    trulyyoursa.com

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  6. I am a huge fan of a turtleneck! I love how you paired in under a sweater. And those other pictures are hysterical!

    sierradanielle.com

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  7. Since when I was a little girl I have always loved a turtleneck under a sweater. It is effortlessly chic and keeps you warm. The best way to do layers for Winter, I think. I need a B+W striped turtleneck, badly.

    I just recently started my very own first linkup yesterday and I would love for you to join with this beautiful outfit. Thank you. The link is below.

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2016/03/thursday-moda-1-and-more-blanket-scarves.html

    Enjoy your weekend! Ada. =)

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  8. Perfect layering, I love that the stripes show through.

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  9. Very good post. A scientiic approach. I am still a bit weary about the stripes showing through the sweater. But other than that, I think you gave a very good lecture. Thanks.
    Greetje
    (Found you through Happiness at Midlife)

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