How To Wear A Turtle Neck

Turtlenecks are fast becoming one of the most versatile outfit choices you can make in the modern day, and are very much in fashion for both formal and informal occasions. They can be a nice blend between retro and modern and can come in a variety of different forms to give you ample choice when it comes to factors such as style and fit etc. 

One dilemma that all of this does pose however is simply, how does one wear a turtleneck?


The Rules Of The Turtleneck


Whilst we are very passionate at 360 degree that your style should reflect your personality and that the choices you make should be yours alone, there are a number of key rules that are generally adhered to when it comes to sporting a turtleneck jumper on any given occasion. Here we have compiled a short list of the general guidelines to follow if you own or are thinking of purchasing a turtleneck jumper, and how to wear it to your next selected occasion.

First things first, colours. Turtlenecks can accompany jackets or blazers as well as jeans or smart trousers, and so it is important to ensure that you have all of your colours matched up. A general rule of thumb is that if you’re looking to play it safe whilst still looking stylish, dark is the best way to go. There are a myriad of colourful options when it comes to turtlenecks but if this is your first time making this relatively bold fashion statement then playing it conservative may be the best way to alleviate your fears.


The next factor you might wish to consider is the thickness of your turtleneck. In terms of style this can generally be left down to personal preference but when it comes to practicality you may wish to consider the seasons and the time of year when selecting a thicker turtleneck. Turtlenecks have been known to be somewhat itchy in the neck area and can get particularly warm in the summer months, so be mindful of how thick you go or you might get caught out!

Our final pointer when it comes to wearing a turtleneck is to be mindful that it is currently very fashionable to supplement it with other items such as an overcoat. The turtleneck-overcoat combination is currently very much an “in” look at the moment, and even if that is not your vibe you could also try and wear it with a bomber jacket or even a suit jacket. The choice really is yours, you can even come up with an innovative look yourself if you’re feeling bold enough!

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