The polar vortex has officially hit most parts of the country and that means that for the foreseeable future you’ll most likely have to bundle up big time. But don’t say sayonara to your sense of style just yet — oversized silhouettes are no longer a fashion curse and no impossibly warm knit is too snuggly to be chic this season, including your oversized turtleneck. Yep, that one you reserve for snow days is actually a much more versatile top than you may think. We’ve made a style resolution to get the most out of our wardrobes in 2015, so we’re showing you three ways to style your roomy turtleneck ($90) to its full sartorial potential, all while it keeps you cozy. Scroll through to see how we’d wear the slouchy knit to the office, on a night out and on a lazy weekend.
Beat the chill of the morning commute and that rogue office breeze just by wearing your turtleneck to the office (see how much more productive your day is already?). But this knit is way more than practical when it’s paired with preppy, HR-approved pieces like cropped, checked trousers and platform oxfords. Streamline the 9-to-5 look with delicate gold jewelry — 3D bar studs and a sleek hairpin turn that five-minute updo into the talk of the water cooler. A simple leather tote will keep the look feeling purely professional.
Madewell Brushblock Turtleneck Sweater ($90) + French Connection Ciao Checked Trousers ($109), Topshop Kelda Lace-Up Shoes ($100), UNA Gold Bar Earrings ($48), Sylvain Le Hen Hairpin 014 ($67), BAGGU Leather Shopper ($160)
When a crop top just won’t cut it, let your turtleneck tap in on your winter nights out. In order to make it party-worthy, play with proportions: since it’s big on top, keep it short and tight on the bottom. So grab your favorite leather mini — toss it on over a pair of killer contrast tights, of course — and pop on your most danceable, heeled booties. Finish the cozy-cute look with accessories that pop. A colorful, quirky clutch keeps the look playful while pendant studs and a stone-studded starburst cuff (worn over your sleeves, of course) add some much needed glitz.
Madewell Brushblock Turtleneck Sweater ($90) + Mango Leather Miniskirt ($70), AERO Medallion Tights ($7) Jeffrey Campbell Who’s Next Leather Boot ($208), 2 Bandits Sunshine Daydream Cuff Bracelet ($165), Forever 21 Bar & Geo Pendant Studs ($3), Kate Spade Saturday On Purpose Saturday is Magic Pouch ($40)
You’re used to throwing on this snuggler on lazy Sundays, but this is the weekend that you decided to GSD. That means your butt has to get up off the couch, but you can (and should) take the sweater with you. Grab your best basics to put this errand-primed look together: that shredded pair of jeans is perfect — familiar, but not too cozy — along with your leather sneakers to look posh from point A to point B and a watch to keep you on top of your to-dos. Don’t fuss with jewelry today. Instead add the finishing touches with a Panama hat that will cover up that bedhead and a canvas tote that will chic up your shoulders.
DSTLD Ripped High-Waisted Skinny Jeans ($65), ASOS Dunk Monk Strap Sneakers ($48), Urban Outfitters Italian Slouch Panama Hat ($59), Nixon Kensington Leather Saddle Watch ($125), Maika Gold Dots Print Carryall Tote ($48)
What pieces in your closet deserve more attention, but stump your style game? Tell us about your trickiest wear-again garments in the comments below and we might feature them in our next Style Resolutions post!