I’m back today with another closet remix! After this J.Crew tissue turtleneck sat in my closet for a year, I decided it was time to figure out how to wear it. Turns out, I freaking love this thing! Not only does it go with everything, but it’s my number one layering piece. They don’t call it tissue for nothing; the shirt is super lightweight, making it perfect on its own for warmer winter days but thin enough to wear as a warm layer under sweaters. Since this piece has become such a closet staple, I thought I’d share four ways I’ve worn this striped turtleneck recently!
all photos by Chelsea Francis
I wore this outfit on the last day of 2017 and loved it so much I had to wear it again so I could include it in my 2018 favorite outfits roundup. I don’t typically feel like the French girl styling is for me, but I think this outfit is as close as I can get while still looking like myself. I was inspired by Abby of Clothes and Pizza to tie this little red bandana over the turtleneck and by Jess from The Golden Girl to pair the red and camel together. Both of these are such fun combos that I can’t wait to incorporate into more outfits this year!
If you follow my Instagram stories then you may have seen that I wore this outfit on New Year’s Eve! I saw this velvet dress on Priya and had to get it (don’t worry, I also bought it in yellow!). I was already wearing the turtleneck from having the outfit above on during the day, so I got the idea to just layer the dress on top a la my favorite outfit from 2014 (lol, seriously I still think about this look allthetime). This accessory combo makes me feel like a fashion genius and now I’m hoping that emerald and millennial pink become a thing because WOW they look great together. I don’t have a pair of flat black boots that I love, so I wore my grey Chelsea boots for comfort reasons and ultimately loved the slight contrast!
Y’all asked for more jeans outfits on the blog, so I wanted to give you what you asked for! It’s not that I don’t wear jeans in real life – I totally do – but I tend to not think the outfits are particularly interesting. That said, I love this outfit so much! I don’t wear fitted tops such as this turtleneck very often, usually only to be tucked into skirts, so I went ahead and tucked it into my favorite jeans and I think that really makes the look. A few cognac details and my favorite cardigan layered on top and I’ve got a perfectly casual turtleneck look.
Last one! I initially planned to only shoot three outfits but decided to challenge myself to make one more because I was feeling so inspired by my closet. These teal trousers are a favorite in my closet because they’re comfortable but make me feel both fashion-y and put-together. Something about this one has a little bit of an updated-Audrey Hepburn feel to me. I leaned into playfulness with the unexpected color combo of adding red with my purse and pin. I changed out wearing earrings and even tried a necklace and nothing was quite working, so I broke out one of the many enamel pins I’ve collected over the years and I think it’s the perfect accessory!
What’s your take on turtlenecks? Are they your go-to layering piece or have you been on the fence about how to style it? Are you anti-turtlenecks altogether? I want to know where you stand on this apparently controversial piece! Plus, I want to hear your styling ideas. Give me more inspiration for turtleneck outfits below!