Turtleneck sweaters are a classic staple choice in every woman’s wardrobe. From chunky cable knit turtleneck designs to thin rib knit materials, turtlenecks are timeless yet still fashionable when worn the right way. The key is to modernize the accessories and pairings that go well with a turtleneck sweater as it can help transition it from a dated to a fashionable contemporary choice.
Below are seven stylish ways to give a classic a modern update for the year 2022!
1. Stick To One Vibe
It’s easy to mix and match different styles from different eras, but to prevent a turtleneck from looking like a poor fashion choice, it’s important to stick to one vibe. A basic turtleneck can look great as a 90s throwback piece as worn by supermodels. For example, loose-fitting trousers and a blazer jacket can give off a stylish vibe. However, whenever opting to create a vibe around an outfit, it’s crucial not to mix eras. A 90s blazer with a modern pair of skintight pants and a turtleneck is not the way to go.
2. Oversized Turtlenecks Look Sexy With Fitted Bottoms
Oversized turtleneck sweaters such as the Penelope Cashmere Turtleneck from Quinn look sexy and fashionable when paired with fitted skinny jeans or leggings. Another great option from Quinn is the Chunky Waffle Stitch Turtleneck as it offers plenty of texture but works with a plaid mini skirt or fitted trousers. It’s best, in the name of fashion, however, to avoid doing fitted turtlenecks with a fitted bottom. It can take away from the cohesiveness of the overall look and turn anyone into a fashion victim.
3. Add A Fitted Turtleneck Under A Button Down Shirt
It’s easy to achieve a tomboyish or sporty laid back vibe with a fitted turtleneck sweater when it’s paired with a button down shirt. A loose fitting shirt with buttons left open can turn any sweater into a casual wardrobe staple. Quinn offers plenty of options such as the Emma Cashmere Turtleneck or the Lucy Cashmere Turtleneck. They both feature a luxury material that simply pairs well with a loose shirt.
4. Opting For Monochromatic
A monochromatic outfit is easy to pull off as long as the colors are similar shades. The Directional Cashmere Rib Turtleneck Dress offered by Quinn comes in either black or navy blue, but both options look fantastic with a lighter blue blazer and a pair of matching leggings. It is even possible to mix and match within the same color families or go bold by opting to juxtapose a bright colored accessory against a darker turtleneck.
5. Turtlenecks And Denim
Jeans are perhaps the most classic way to wear turtlenecks, but it’s important to add interest to an outfit that may otherwise prove safe or boring. High-waisted loose fitting jeans are ideal to pair with tighter and more fitted turtlenecks. However, skinny jeans or ones that offer a more pronounced silhouette do best when paired with loose or chunky knit turtlenecks.
6. Turtlenecks And Athleisure Wear
Athleisure wear and turtlenecks are rarely used in the same sentence, but turtleneck sweaters are actually perfect to pair with jogging pants and sneakers. They give off a completely laid back vibe while providing a wholly comfortable fashionable appearance. There are many turtlenecks that are made from rib knit fabrics such as the Quinn Cashmere Ribbed Turtleneck that looks fantastic when worn with athletic bottoms.
Rules To Consider When Wearing Turtlenecks
-It’s best to pair a tight turtleneck sweater with loose bottoms while loose turtlenecks should get paired with fitted pants. By mixing and matching designs, the look feels fresh and modern without creating a skintight or too loose vibe.
-The same turtleneck can easily go from casual athleisure wear to business chic. All it takes is pairing the sweater with the right pants and jacket. For business casual, a loose blazer and trousers are ideal, but for a casual athletic vibe jogging pants and a button down shirt can transform the look.
-It’s best to invest in one high quality turtleneck sweater versus filling a closet with low-end sweaters. A natural cashmere turtleneck can last many years while also becoming a timeless classic without feeling dated in a short while.
-Playing it safe is possible with turtlenecks, and neutral colors such as black or navy blue are what are considered safe staples. However, it’s easy to mix things up and add interest with a bright pink or electric bright blue sweater instead.
Quinn offers high quality and stylish turtleneck designs ranging from fitted to loose styles. Each turtleneck is constructed from carefully draped materials that create a modern yet feminine silhouette without focusing too much on curves. Ideal for spring, fall, and winter, turtlenecks are a great transitional piece in any wardrobe and the same top can transcend the test of time!