Wednesday, September 14, 2011

2011 Fall Trends Day 4- The Turtleneck

Oooooh, I love this trend. My husband will be the first to tell you that in my personal book, turtlenecks never went away! I find them highly attractive on men. So it is with great pleasure that I tell you all to go buy one! This is a must have piece for the season and can be great layered or on its own. If you read my post from Sunday, Going Grey, then you've already seen a sneak preview of two great examples of this look, one casual and one with a suit.

There are two keys to wearing this trend:
1. If you are going for the layered look, be sure you have a thin, breathable fabrication. Not only does this keep you from being uncomfortably warm, but it allows all the garments to hang nicely without showing bulky bumps under the top pieces.
2. This is not the mock turtleneck. Don't wear those.

Let's take a look at some great examples of this trend!


(I could do without the floppy hat.)

So there you have it. Whether you choose a fun bright color on its own, pair it with your favorite suit, or layer up with a vest sweater vest and cardigan, you'll be right on trend. How will you wear this great look for fall?


  1. I'm really glad turtlenecks are back in! I used to wear them, but then started feeling like a relic of the 80/90s or something. I usually wore the neck fully "out" and rumpled up (so cozy!), instead of smoothly folded over. Is that the way things are going these days, or does it depend on the rest of the outfit? I'm gonna rock this with a sport coat and jeans when it gets a little colder!

    Mattness :)

  2. Great question Mattness! You will see examples of both scrunching and folding on the runway, so do whichever you prefer. Cater it to the outfit you are wearing. For the jeans and jacket look you are describing, the scrunching would be great. But if you are pairing it with a sleek suit for the office, try the fold. Thanks for reading!

  3. I love the scrunching look. Cozy is right. AND... I know how much my lady likes it. :)