Fall has definitely hit us hard here and I can’t think of a more appropriate fall clothing item than the turtle neck. Turtle necks or roll necks are great as they keep you warm, and because they can give any outfit that 90s chic vibe. I selected a few turtle necks from my wardrobe: some long sleeved, some short sleeved; and decided to style them up for you by creating 5 different outfits with them. From a plain black, to a neutral grey to a stripey number and a mustard yellow: these are my favorite turtle necks and this is how I wear them.
5 roll necks I will be styling up
1.) Biker chic
Biker jacket (Forever 21)
Mustard yellow turtle neck (H&M)
Acid wash Joni jeans (Topshop)
Dr. Marten’s Charlotte Oak Analine
In this first outfit I wanted to play up the coolness of the turtleneck. I styled it up with a faux leather biker jacket and a pair of blue dark acid wash jeans. These jeans are super highwaisted and some of my favorites to wear. In fact, I have worn these so much that they nearly have a hole in them. The shoes are slightly newer to my wardrobe: I bought them over summer, but saved them to be wearing this season.
2.) A touch of silver
Grey turtleneck (H&M)
Indigo Jamie jeans (Topshop)
Silver Chelsea boots (H&M)
Metallic items are in this season and so I decided to kill two birds with one stone with this outfit. The shoes are an absolute eye catcher to any outfit and I like wearing them to amp up an otherwise plain outfit. They are not too metallic, but still add a touch of shine. The turtleneck featured here is made of an interesting knit pattern and is very warm and snuggly. Definitely one for the colder months.
3.) Rockin’ 70s
Navy & red striped turtle neck (H&M)
Dark denim A-line skirt (H&M)
Faux suede brown fringed ankle boots (H&M)
Oops I did it again! Made an outfit with only H&M items that is. I try not to head out the door decked out in H&M from head to toe, but sometimes it just happens. Like here. I love this combo as it reminds me of something you’d see in a 70s TV series. The skirt keeps it girly, while the stripes set it off with a more playful vibe. The boots are the final touch to this outfit: I love the fringe on these and this is definitely an outfit that can work on slightly warmer days.
4.) Neutral red
Grey ribbed t-shirt with high neck (H&M)
Red skater skirt (H&M)
Desert boots (Clarks)
My favorite way of wearing turtle necks is pairing them with skirts. Especially A-line and skater skirts. On me, turtle necks can look extremely frumpy. But I find that when I add a skirt, it instantly adds more shape to the outfit and thus makes the outfits a lot more flattering on. Case in point: this outfit. The skirt is flirty and adds a bright pop of color to an otherwise neutral outfit. Of course you could go for a heel here as well, but I decided to change it up and go with a pair of super comfy flat shoes.
5.) The 90s called…
Black ribbed turtle neck (H&M)
Petrol A-line skirt with zip (H&M)
Pointed black stiletto heels (Manfield)
Last but not least, the grungiest outfit in the bunch, but because it is paired with a pair of pointed toed heels, is still classy. The grungy aspect is the overall dark color scheme. I would wear this with opaque black tights to create an elongated effect on the leg that runs all the way to the top with the color of the turtleneck. The only thing to break it up is the skirt, which thus stands out, but because it is made of a faux suede material, it sticks to the 90s grungy theme.
How do your wear turtlenecks?