Photo Credits: Billy Summers (@B.Towns)
Turtlenecks have never impressed me much until now. Gone are the days of the thick, constricting turtleneck sweaters I used to wear as a girl in private school. I’d have to wear them out of necessity during the winter to keep myself warm and abide by the uniform policy, and I almost always wore them with white chunky, cable knit stockings. Needless to say, there was nothing attractive about that look. But, fast forward to today, and I’m putting a different spin on it. With a slimmer fit, this casual grey turtleneck by L.L. Bean Signature provides much-needed warmth without adding any bulk. Here, I’ve worn it with an olive green utilitarian jacket, fitted black jeans, and black suede Mary Jane block heels. Altogether, I have an easygoing, polished outfit I can wear on various occasions.
Outfit Details: Utility Jacket by Abound/Nordstrom (similar, similar), L.L. Bean Signature Turtleneck (Find it on SALE here, similar), H&M Faux Leather Belt (similar), Coldwater Creek jeans (similar), Marc Fisher Suede Pumps, Catherine Malandrino satchel (similar, similar), Kate Spade earrings (similar)
While I usually wear this turtleneck to work with a tweed skirt, I decided to do something new and created an off-duty outfit that’s comfortable yet cute enough to wear on casual date, a weekend outing or just a walk in the city. Now that it’s getting colder outside, I often reach for this type of sweater because I can layer it under other pieces and avoid carrying my bulky long coat. Aside from wearing the turtle neck by itself or under a lightweight jacket as I did here, you could also wear it under a blazer, vest, poncho, or cape. The great thing about it is its versatility, which makes it an easy staple in my closet.
So, what do you think about turtlenecks? Do you wear them in casual or formal outfits? Let me know in the comment section below. If you’d like to know more about the casual grey turtleneck I’ve worn here, shop for it at and let me know what you think. (P.S. It’s currently on sale!)
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