Winter style: Layering with lightweight turtlenecks

how to layer with a turtleneck

I never used to be a big fan of turtlenecks because I imagined they would make you feel as if you’re choking but now that I started wearing them, I don’t know how I ever survived cold weather without them. You know what they say, once you know better, you do better 🙂 This tissue turtleneck from JCrew Factory is truly a closet staple for fall and winter. Here’s why:

It is lightweight which makes it the perfect layering piece

Who likes bulky garments? Not I and I’m sure you don’t either. Layering with a light weight turtleneck is not only stylish but quite functional. It pairs easily with so many items such as a strapless summer top as I’m wearing in this post. You can also rock yours underneath your blazers, your work dresses and even underneath your jumpsuits.

It is a good substitute for a scarf

You can forgo wearing a scarf once you have on a turtleneck since it protects your neck from the frigid temps. If yours is made of a breathable cotton material like the JCrew one I’m wearing, it won’t be tight around your neck so no need to worry about feeling like you’re suffocating.

It pairs perfectly with your statement necklaces

Have you ever worn a necklace against your bare skin during the winter? It is so uncomfortable because the cold metal is directly against your skin but a turtleneck provides a foundation for your favorite statement pieces to shine without costing you comfort. It’s a win win.

It’s an easy way to elevate your winter wardrobe with a pop of color

Incorporating color into your winter wardrobe doesn’t have to be a daunting task. You can simply layer a colorful turtleneck underneath your neutral pieces and instantly take your look from blah to wow!

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Outfit details:

JCREW FACTORY turtleneck // FOREVER21 strapless top (similar option) // H&M distressed boyfriend jeans (similar option) // PUBLIC DESIRE booties (similar here) // H&M purse (similar here) // BALMAIN x H&M blazer (similar here)

I really loved how this look turned out. This Balmain x H&M blazer is one of my most prized possession because Balmain is my favorite fashion house so once this collaboration hit the stores a couple years ago, you better believe I was at the mall at before 5AM. It really pulled the look together and balanced out its otherwise casual vibe. I would wear this to brunch, date night or even to a Broadway show.

Are you a fan of turtlenecks? Where would you wear this look to?


  1. Yasinta mbewe
    01/26/2018 / 12:11 PM

    You look so stylish hun xx

  2. Mo
    01/23/2018 / 10:29 PM

    You are definitely doing it again honey!!! Love how this looks on you. And let me tell you I used to not like turtle necks because like you said I thought they all would just chocke me all day when I wore one because some can be a little tight than others. However depending on the material they are all different….

    • 01/23/2018 / 10:32 PM

      You’re far too kind! Thanks lovely 🙂

      I totally get it. There are the bulky chunky ones that I’m sure are very warm but if they’re tight around the neck, that would be a no go for me. These lightweight ones are the way to go. I’m glad you enjoyed this look though…

  3. Emmy
    01/23/2018 / 4:33 PM

    That Jacket!!! 💣 love the styling lady!

    • 01/29/2018 / 12:59 PM

      Appreciate it hun! The long lines to get that jacket when HM x Balmain dropped was so worth it 🙂

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