For most of us it’s still cold outside while the sun shines, giving us some optimistic hope of things getting warmer.
This winter is a cold gripping harsh reality that having the right pieces and layers are more of a necessity than just a wardrobe choice.
A couple of posts ago I talked about some sweaters that were great options for the fall. Truthfully sweaters are great pieces for any season. I mean think about it, don’t you have shirts, jackets, or denim jeans that you wear from one season into another? Anyway I never got around to finishing that list of sweaters that you need as the weather gets colder. Now I must caution you with the first piece, most of us have mixed feelings about this particular sweater.
If you’re not aware of it, awhile ago there was a Roc Nation Pre-Grammy’s Brunch. If you’ve seen the photos online on Instagram you notice the trend circulating around the room in a lot of outfits that notable celebrities had on. Ladies and gentleman I introduce you to the turtleneck.
Now when I say that most of us have mixed about turtlenecks I mean some part of your childhood you were forced to wear a turtleneck to school; you noticed how hot it made you, how people made fun of you and that was the last time you wore a turtle neck.
Or is was it just me…
A turtleneck is a timeless, classic piece. It goes by many aliases, roll-neck, mock neck etc. If you’re able to find the right type of turtleneck that suits you and wear it correctly it’ll give you a leaner stylish look.
There’s something elegant in the way it fits one’s body. It tends to accentuate the neck and facial features, focusing on more on the neck up than rather the chest or stomach (abs) below. Contrary to popular belief, a turtleneck is much more versatile than you think. There’s multiple ways to dress it up or down.
Having the right type of turtleneck is essential. Starting with a thin one gives you a lot of options to work with.
If you’ve gone out for a dinner with friends or had a company meeting, you’ll notice some people wearing turtlenecks with suits and it works why? Well because it’s causal enough for those friendly outings but also gives a formal tone to a suit so you don’t have to stick to the shirt and tie dress code.
Now when Thursday and Friday roll around, most of us tend to dress more causally not only in the workplace. Well, with the right jacket and jeans a turtleneck is self sufficient and you won’t give off old man grandpa vibes with your outfit.
Wearing a simple, top coat or shearling jacket with a turtleneck and your favorite denim jeans give you a solid look for any occasion.
If and when you decide to spend some coins on some sweaters, I hope this post the previous ones and the next one will help educate you on all there is to know sweater types so you can pick the best one for yourself.
Photography by KARYA SCHANILEC PHOTOGRAPHY