There are few fashion items out there that are such a powerful staple of the autumn – winter season as the turtleneck sweater. This iconic garment has been working for decades and is again one of the hottest additions you can buy for your wardrobe. Few other pieces of clothing can work as well as the turtleneck when you are looking for something that combines style, comfort and that hard to find coziness that is so sought-after during the cold season.
Turtlenecks are an incredibly versatile fashion item as well, being ideal tops for just about any type of casual look. The oversized turtlenecks of the 2015 – 2016 season are certainly incredibly comfortable as well as stunning pieces should you want to go for a more elegant look.
The key here is to go big, regardless if you will be pairing them with a skirt, a pair of straight pants or jeans, the oversized turtleneck is essential if you want to be fashionable this cold season. When it comes to materials and textures, the sky’s the limit with just about anything being allowed.
The cut can either be well fitted or with rounded shoulders depending on your body size or preference, of course. For a more intricate look some models have funnel neck detailing or loose necks. There are numerous textures and extra patches added to give an interesting look to the turtleneck, even a varied amount of stitching.
In terms of length, some models can be quite short, exposing some of the torso, while others can go below the hips. Depending on what you want your overall look to be like, you can go for a more casual normal length turtleneck or with a flirtier short one. The short one can be perfectly paired with a skirt and would look great in a blue or green pastel color.
White and crème colors and a simple design are ideal for a more elegant look. A medium length turtleneck sweater would be a great pairing for a long, form fitting skirt and a pair of brown suede or leather boots. If you want something to set you apart and give you a more urban look you should go for a more ragged texture, even one that incorporates pieces of other materials in the mix.
Colors like light burgundy, red, or light blue are ideal for this type of look, but you can go with anything that has a bit of complexity to it. These turtlenecks can also be paired with just about anything, but for an urban look you can go with either a simple black skirt, a pair of torn jeans or a highly patterned skirt which has a compatible color.