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Turtlenecks are like second skin when the colder months arrive. Even though you’ve gone about without them on for long enough, the feeling of slipping one over your body does not feel jarring. In many ways, they are considered a wardrobe staple, necessary for the weather and can be used in plenty of styles without looking out of place. But not everyone seems to think they can pull it off, and we don’t blame them.
Unlike other staples, the turtleneck is pegged a little higher than just casual. Often, it creates an aura of being put together albeit a little too serious; that extra fabric on the neck makes all the difference. But while that’s the case sometimes, you have the liberty to make the outfit more fun and fitting for you—layer up! Accessorize! Plus, it won’t hurt to have that warmth around your neck.
Without further ado, here are some of the turtlenecks you can pull off this season, the stylish ones available for all budgets.
Designer Turtlenecks Under $500
Chic designer turtlenecks do not have to go over $500—in fact, there are plenty of steals under that mark. Want to dress like your favorite celebrities who are active on Twitter (ehem, Chrissy Teigen)? Grab that Acne Studios knit that may be oversized but is still snazzy. Jumping in on the retro trend? A dependable turtleneck can deliver, such as ALICE + OLIVIA’s top you can partner with chunky sneakers. EQUIPMENT will make you feel shameless in your desire to fully cover up and be cozy this time of the year.Meanwhile, L.F. Markey’s take is definitely one in a million—at below $500, you can have expertly crafted textile wrapped around you this fall.
Designer Turtlenecks Between $500 to $1,000
Willing to spend a little more? Well, if that’s the case, then we have more online goodies to recommend. You can expect GGDB to use the same standards it has on its kicks should you consider its swearer. If you want, you can even match the lovely pink top with the brand’s famed distressed sneakers. Victoria Beckham knows a thing or two about what makes a turtleneck sweater desirable—make it wonderfully soft but also effortlessly stylish through the folds that come with its oversized silhouette. Itching to wear the leather pants you’ve kept in a long time in your closet? Alexander Wang’s ribbed version is a great companion. Turtlenecks can be sweet and feminine; just look at Co’s sweater for reference.
Designer Turtlenecks Between $1,000 to $1,500
Leveling up your wardrobe? Well, look no further. Monse and Antonio Berardi have the antidote to your good ol’ turtleneck—introduce cuts to show off some skin. Jil Sander’s sweater is fluffy but not unsightly, the feeling it leaves on the skin is enviable too. Balenciaga does not disappoint either, with its striking fuchsia and black piece, made extremely cozy with the cashmere blend.
Designer Turtlenecks Above $1,500
We’re now at the top of the tier, beginning with Alaïa’s version that upholds the legacy of its founder for creating pieces that fit the female form wonderfully. Want to subtly flaunt a luxury without saying the brand out loud? Bottega Veneta’s intrecciato will be familiar to anyone who knows and enjoys the finer things in life. You can rely on Rick Owen to deliver anything but basic in neutrals. Finally, Sonia Rykiel’s sweater is a work of art, made meticulously by artisans who know that fashion goes beyond necessity and is also a great medium for self-expression.
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