5 ways to take a turtleneck from basic to bombshell


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.

Duvet darling

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.

“Cinderella” puffer jacket, $650 at Dauphinette; “Nonna” turtleneck, $379 at Giu Giu; Bucket hat, $17.99 at H&M; Hoops, $98 at Laura LombardiTamara Beckwith/NY Post

Fringe benefits

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!

Shirt, $215, and trousers, $195, both at KkCo; Turtleneck, $89, similar styles at COS; “Jedda” sandals, $130 at Sam Edelman; Earrings, $175 at Alexis Bittar; Crystal fringe gym kit, $495 at KARATamara Beckwith/NY POST

Boss lady

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.

Stand Studio “Eliora” snake-effect trenchcoat, $370 at MyTheresa; Wool blend zip turtleneck cardigan, $119 at & Other Stories; Faux leather pencil skirt, $49.90 at Zara; Leather high-leg boots, $249.99 at MANGO; “The Sundar” handbag, $450 at Lidia May; “Form” hoops, $78 at MacheteTamara Beckwith/NY Post

Fan girl

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.

“Marfa” dress, $320 at The Line By K; Helmut Lang turtleneck, $295 at MyTheresa; “Grand Fan” clutch, $362 at Bevza; “Petra” pearl drop earrings, $44 at BaubleBar“Mia” 24-kt gold plated brass necklace, $158, and “Riley” 24-kt gold vermeil rings, $178 each, both at AureumTamara Beckwith/NY Post

Animal instinct

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.

Blazer, $165 at The Frankie Shop; Proenza Schouler White Label turtleneck, $275, and Rebecca Minkoff “Davis” skirt, $168, both at Shopbop; Lug sole leather boots, $199 at Zara; Gucci sunglasses, $375 at MyTheresaTamara Beckwith/NY Post

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.

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