Back in December, I shared a video on Instagram where I talked all about an ethically made turtleneck by the sustainable Toronto clothing company, FRANC, and included a variety of ways to style the top.
For those who love turtlenecks, I thought I'd follow up that video with a blog post including all the looks, as well as a few tips on how to recreate an outfit to suit your own personal style. And hey, if you're not a fan of turtlenecks, just pretend it's a basic tee or long sleeve top and the outfits will be just as fabulous.
But before I get into the outfits, first let me dish on this beautifully made garment.
My Review of the Franc Turtleneck Top
In my eyes, this is the perfect turtleneck. It's not too tight, too warm, or too thin. It's the right fabric for breathability and layering. It's been designed with a loose-fitting neck so you don't feel claustrophobic. It's soft, it's cozy and it's warm—but not too warm, ya know? THANK YOU FRANC, for making this incredible piece.
If you'd like to check out the other Turtleneck Top colours, you can do so here and also read more glowing reviews. The top is currently on sale for $55 from $65, and payment plans for purchase available.
Now back to those outfits!
23 Ways to Wear A Turtleneck
There are endless ways to wear a turtleneck. You can wear it with a pencil skirt, an a-line skirt, a maxi skirt, with jeans, dress pants, under a dress, with a blazer or cardigan overtop—you get the idea.
But which option is for you? The one(s) that leaves you feeling the most comfortable or confident in your skin. If something isn't quite right, make a switch. Ask yourself, what's not right? The way you wear your clothes is completely up to you. I just like to provide a framework and a few guidelines for how to reimagine a look to suit your personal style.
So, how does one use an outfit as inspiration to recreate a look that's their own?
Assess the entire outfit and make note of the individual items you would keep the same, and which ones you would change to suit your wardrobe and style. Let's use this look for example:
Elements I would keep the same: turtleneck, jeans, belt, scarf
Elements I would change: swap the hat for a high pony, change the cardigan for a black and white plaid blazer, and replace the red pump with a studded ankle boot.
Once you've rearranged the outfit to suit your preferences, try on your new combination and see how you feel. You may need to try different colours or textures to get the look you're going for, but that's the fun part of style—it's subjective and you get to decide what you want to wear based on how it makes you feel.
If you'd like help learning how to mix and match your wardrobe, send me a note and we can set up a Shop Your Closet session!