Last updated on 09/03/2021
Turtleneck season is in full swing, but you don’t have to resign yourself to looking like a tech exec if you want to rock the style. Instead, trade the boring black version of this functional knit for the season’s bold updates, in bright colors and peppy patterns.
Don’t sleep on the season’s bedding-as-daywear trend. Stay snug as a bug in a head-to-toe, thick-ribbed knit look — even better in mood-enhancing tie-dye — then layer an enormous, Balenciaga-esque puffer coat over it, trimmed with fanciful feathers. Finish off the coffee shop-bound ensemble with a knobby, teddy bear hat for additional warmth.
Going out doesn’t always mean glam. Relax at girls’ night in a plaid set with a slouchy turtle tucked in. Bring a little glitz to the mix with a rhinestone-fringe leather backpack and cute kitten heels. Toss a pair of fun wooly socks in your bag for braving the outdoors; hey, socks with sandals are on-trend!
Dress for the job you want: CEO. Style a chunky zip-up with a statement trenchcoat and leather pencil skirt to command any room. Step into a pair of knee-high boots, and you’re ready to conquer those business #goals.
A silk dress is a winner for black-tie functions, but here’s how to take the lightweight frock into freezing temps: pick a body-hugging turtleneck and layer for instant warmth. Gold jewelry and a kitsch handbag — this one doubles as a fan in overzealous indoor heat — bring some drama to your style without sacrificing comfort.
Walk on the wild side in an unexpected zebra-print turtleneck. Deck yourself out in the loud-and-proud pattern by balancing it out with black staples — an oversize blazer (borrow from your boyfriend in a pinch) and Instagram’s current favorite footwear: combat boots. Ta-da! You’re a weather-appropriate street-style star.
Crew Credits: Photographer: Tamara Beckwith/NYPOST; Stylist: Nicole Zane; Stylist Assistant: Tayler Bradford; Hair/Makeup: T. Cooper/crowdMGMT using ECRU New York; Model: Sofia Harmanda/Muse; Location: Primo’s, 129 Chambers St.