How to Style Turtleneck Sweaters for Less

Turtlenecks will always be a classic staple for autumn and winter. I have had the same Marc Jacobs cashmere turtleneck for a decade and still wear it to this day! This type of sweater may seem a little daunting to pull off, but if you wear the style that works best for you, you’ll look chic and cozy. Here is a variety of fall turtleneck sweaters for less.

Fall Turtleneck Sweaters for Less

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H&M Fine Knit Turtleneck Sweater, $14.99
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Uniqlo Women’s Extra Fine Merino Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater, $39.90

Classic Fine Knit Turtlenecks

H&M is always the ideal place to find wardrobe staples, and they have tons of flattering turtlenecks at reasonable prices. This fine knit turtleneck comes in seven different colors, and for the price of twelve dollars, you can’t beat that cost per wear! Pair with anything from jeans to trousers to a midi skirt. Uniqlo is another wonderful option for staples and has a fine knit version available in eight colors, from wine to green to neutral tones. The extra fine Merino turtleneck would be comfortable on your skin, as Merino is much finer and softer than regular wool.

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Topshop Camel Roll Knitted Sweater, $60

Chunky, Cozy Turtlenecks

Chunkier turtlenecks are perfect for keeping warm when it’s chilly, just be sure to balance your look by pairing it with a pant that’s on the skinnier side. This knitted sweater from Topshop looks very comfortable and comes in four colors, ranging from pink to neutral tones. The knitted detail on the side of the sweater is very flattering and this style of sweater is perfect for layering when temperatures drop, just wear a tank top underneath.


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Amazon Fashion Vivitulip Women’s Long Sleeve Ribbed Knit Turtleneck, $18

Versatile Ribbed Turtlenecks

Of course, you also can’t go wrong with a basic, ribbed turtleneck sweater. Amazon fashion also has reasonably priced options in green, teal and neutral colors. This sweater from Vivitulip has a casual fit and at the price, would be a worthwhile purchase to rotate into your outfits.

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Urban Outfitters Mia Turtleneck Cropped Sweater, $69

Experiment with Silhouettes and Sleeves

If you’re willing to experiment with your look a little, I recommend this cropped sweater with balloon sleeves from Urban Outfitters. It comes in six colors ranging from yellow to green to classic neutrals. I would style this over a tank top as needed with high waisted jeans or pants. We are loving fun sleeves this season including balloon and puffed sleeves

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Mango Roll Neck Knitted Sweater Dress, $60

Turtleneck Dresses

Looking for a simple yet polished look for winter that’s also comfortable? Look no further than a turtleneck dress! Wear with tights and tall boots or heeled booties and you’re good to go. With fewer dressy holiday parties coming up this season, a turtleneck dress would be a worthwhile investment for smaller family gatherings. I like this cream colored dress from Mango and this funnel neck dress from Topshop. The Topshop dress comes in five neutral colors!

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Topshop Black Plaited Funnel Neck Knitted Dress, $75

How to Style Turtlenecks

  1. Balance your silhouette. If you’re wearing a chunky sweater, pair it with skinny jeans for running errands or leggings for working from home. If your turtleneck is more fitted, feel free to pair it with wider leg pants and fuller skirts. Make sure the proportions are balanced.
  2. Keep your jewelry to a minimum. You don’t need to wear too many necklaces with a turtleneck. I prefer a simple gold necklace. If you want to wear a statement necklace, keep your earrings simple so there isn’t too much going on.  I like to wear stud earrings instead of dangly ones or hoops when I wear a turtleneck. Besides the larger earrings can get caught. A bold chain link bracelet or wrist watch works well with a turtleneck, too.
  3. Minimize your prints and patterns. Keep your sleek look when you wear a turtleneck. Pair a turtleneck with one pattern max to keep your look clean and not too busy.
  4. Turtlenecks are a perfect base layer. Especially when the weather is chilly, you can start off any outfit with a thin turtleneck as your first layer. Experiment wearing one under other tops and sweaters with different necklines including v-necks, roll necks, crew neck and even one-shoulder and off-shoulder looks. Try a turtleneck under a button down shirt or a dress. A turtleneck is an easy way to give you different looks and add more mileage to your wardrobe.

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What is your favorite turtleneck style?

– Claire Mykrantz

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