Thursday, October 31, 2013

Reuniting with the TURTLENECK...

photo courtesy of houseappeal.wordpress.com

In our quest to feel stylish, we look towards the future.  Yet, how often are the trends a throw back to the past.  The turtleneck has come in and out of style over the past decades.  It started as longshoreman sailing garb, later moved to 60's beatnik chic- the anti shirt and tie, we then layered our whale printed t-necks under fair isles sweaters in the 80's and did a monochromatic black t-neck and trouser head-to-toe in the 90's.  Well, the roll neck (british term) is back and larger then ever.  Stylish in chunky silhouettes layered over leather, skinny denim and minis.  Or in true 90's style, it's  layered under dresses as a nod to the school-girl jumper.  Although the turtle neck is a classic, it continues to be reinvented in new silhouettes and yarn.  REMEMBER! To keep the look fresh, its important to style the t-neck with updated bottoms (leather), shoes (ankle boots or stilettos) and accessories (top handle bag).

The Chunky Oversized:
Style Note: Best back to skinny bottoms-  Leather is a sharp contrast to a soft knit.
photo courtesy of whowhatwear.com

photo courtesy of whowhatwear.com

Shop:
Therory Dreeden Sweater


The Aran Knit:
Style Note:  A textured sweater works well with patterns- but also works great back to flat fabrics.
photo courtesy of whowhatwear.com
photo courtesy of style.com

Shop:
Zara Cable Knit Sweater

The Layered Turtle:
Style Note: Fresh layered under a jumper, strapless or shift dress.
photo courtesy of style.com

Shop:
C by Bloomingdale's Cashmere Turtleneck
The Pattern:
Style Note:  The Houndstooth pattern is a nod to men's wear and easily pairs with many colored bottoms- try back to red or olive!
Therory Astral P Seater

Shop:
Joseph Zebrah Turtleneck


photo courtesy of intermix.com

The turtleneck is perfect under a coat or layered as a jacket replacement so start collecting your new silhouettes this season.
Happy Halloween!
M x


No comments:

Post a Comment