Style Your Turtleneck One of These 7 Ways to Look Like the Ultimate Fashionista

A turtleneck should be a staple in every girl's closet, no exceptions.

They're timeless, understated and perfect for chilly weather (though, TBH, we've definitely worn turtlenecks here in Los Angeles when it's 75 degrees out).

The issue that many girls find when it comes to turtlenecks is styling them. Should I stick to minimal accessories? What's the focus of my outfit supposed to be? Help! Don't worry, we've got you covered. Read on for seven ways to style a turtleneck that'll make you look like the ultimate fashionista:

1. Pair It With Leather Pants:

Leather pants are without a doubt one of the most fun articles of clothing to wear. They give off a "don't mess with me vibe" and are a great alternative to jeans. Whether you have leather or vinyl pants, a turtleneck sweater will make for a killer ensemble. If your pants are ultra high-waisted, opt for a cropped sweater for a little bit of pizazz.

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2. Wear It Over a Midi Skirt:

We live and breathe in midi skirts. They're way more comfy than a mini, yet aren't as proper as a maxi. As the perfect in-between, they can be worn all year 'round. Paired with an oversized turtleneck sweater, you'll have the perfect photo opp for Instagram. Throw on your fave combat boots to complete the look.

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3. Opt for a Cropped Style:

Come across as the ultimate cool girl in a cropped turtleneck. We love the idea of a covered neck and an exposed midriff—such a fashion enigma. You can't go wrong with neutral colors, as they can be paired with anything. This black one is so cute and we love how she styled it with a skirt and by keeping her hair tucked in.

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4. Pay Attention to Texture:

Instead of throwing on a typical ribbed tank or cotton top, look for a turtleneck with an interesting texture. Not only is it fun to touch, but it will make you stand out from the crowd. We especially love this one from Line & Dot, due to its innovative bubble fit and cinched waist. It'll look amazing paired with high-waisted pants or a printed skirt.

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5. Go for a Colorful Piece:

Spruce up your fall wardrobe with some colorful hues, like this rainbow-inspired sweater! It's a great detour from a classic black turtleneck and is a fun way to bring a bit of color into your life. Whatever color combo you opt for, keep it effortless and wear it with black or blue denim and a bright purse.

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6. Wear it With Knee-Highs:

Channel your inner Ariana Grande by throwing on a trustee pair of below-the-knee or over-the-knee boots. Whether your sweater is a dress or you wear it with a skirt, the pop of knee-high boots is super unexpected and bold. You can expect to find us wearing this all season long—seriously.


7. Stick to Sheer Material:

For those days that aren't super cold, but you still want to rock a turtleneck, sheer fabric is your best option. It'll look best under a slip dress or even your fave graphic tee. We love the simplicity of a sheer top, plus, it adds a note of seduction to your look (aka, the perfect ensemble to wear in front of your crush.)

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Now that you know how to style a turtleneck, it's time to snap a pic! Use one of THESE Instagram captions for when you're wearing a turtleneck.