How to Get Your Money’s Worth With a Turtleneck

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High Neck Ribbed Sweater from Shein

Turtlenecks are a Winter staple because they are so warm, of course! They add coverage too, so age doesn’t matter.

A turtleneck is a layering piece that can go under just about anything.

A black turtleneck is a basic that makes anything look urban chic.

Wear turtlenecks like you would statement necklaces. A bright turtleneck will bring a dose of color to a neutral outfit.

Blogger Lyn Slater of Accidental Icon

How to Accessorize a Turtleneck Sweater

You can make your outfit more interesting with accessories like necklaces, bracelets, earrings, scarves and belts.  Go for layered necklaces, multiple bangles and/or a colorful scarf.


  • Wear your favorite necklace, such as:  long pendant necklaces, colorful beaded necklaces, pearls, layered necklaces.
  • Add a long, metal necklace over a turtleneck for work.
  • Add long bead necklaces to a turtleneck tunic + leggings.
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A turtleneck tunic from Soft Surroundings
  • Wear a gorgeous silk scarf:  let it hang loose with ends in front.
  • Put your hair up and show off a pair of beautiful earrings, such as:  large pearl or diamond/cubic zirconia stud earrings, fashion hoop earrings, long chandelier or drop earrings.
  • If you want to draw attention to your hands and lower body, add an interesting bracelet, such as:  pearls, chains, crystals, bangles and beaded bracelets.
A cuff bracelet over a black turtleneck – from “Turtleneck Hair Now” at Man Repeller

Ways to Wear It

  • Wear a turtleneck with a suit.
  • A turtleneck under a jacket.
  • Any top under a sleeveless turtleneck.
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A sleeveless turtleneck from “5 Stylish Ways to Wear a Turtleneck” at Real Simple
  • A turtleneck under a slip dress or sleeveless dress.
  • A turtleneck under a vest.
  • A thin turtleneck under a t-shirt.
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ASOS White Rayon Double Roll Neck Sporty Body top under a crewneck
  • Wear a turtleneck under a sweater.
  • A turtleneck under a sweater vest.
  • A turtleneck under or over a shirt.
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Knit Turtleneck Sweater from H&M
  • Wear a turtleneck with a (faux) leather jacket.
  • A turtleneck under a cardigan.
  • A chunky turtleneck over a thin turtleneck.
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Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific on WhoWhatWear
  • A turtleneck under a poncho, cape, ruana or kimono.
  • A turtleneck poncho over a thermal top.
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Turtleneck Poncho from Anthropologie over a thermal top

What’s your favorite turtleneck, and how do you like to style it? Was this post helpful to you? Let us know in the comments below!

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