The ultimate guide for a modern and stylish turtleneck outfit


The turtleneck, also known as polo neck, roll neck or ‘dolce vita’ by Italians is one of the most versatile, as well as one of the most underrated pieces of clothing you could have in your closet.

If you are wondering how to create a smart outfit for work without wearing a suit jacket, apart from letting you know that thin-knit turtlenecks go better with formal looks, while chunky knits are perfect for casual outfits, here are more tips on how to wear a turtleneck and what to wear with it for both men and women to nail the ultimate look.

Hey ladies:

The turtleneck and pants combo

Wearing just a turtleneck with pants gives off an effortless elegance as well as an aesthetically calming overall look. You can try an oversized turtleneck sweater with dress pants or jeans, or also play with a fitted turtleneck and pants. It’s also fun to accessorise to your taste.


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Oversized layering

For a super comfy look, pair your oversized turtleneck sweater with your favourite coat, a pair of jeans and boots, pumps or sneakers. It is okay to go with a monochrome look as well as to introduce prints into your turtleneck outfit either through a piece of your overall look or with your accessories.


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Stripes ‘r’ us

With stripes, you don’t have to always settle for the basic nautical look. You can jazz up your striped turtleneck sweater or top with a pop of colour. Go for a bright coat or jacket, or a playful coloured pair of bottoms.


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The turtleneck and cape/poncho

Throw your favourite cape or poncho over your favourite turtleneck dress paired with a pair of knee-high boots for a sophisticated look. This is also a good look with skinny jeans and a turtleneck top or sweater.


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The monochrome bundle

How chic could you be in a monochrome turtleneck outfit? Uber-chic! Choose your pieces carefully considering what turtleneck outfit you opt for and layer with style.


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The wear-to-work turtleneck

This look is perfect for work, as it serves that purpose of creating that lovely confidence-boost outfit. A turtleneck blouse paired with a pencil skirt or high-waist pants will add that spring to your step. Wear a well-tailored jacket on top for a complete power look.


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Hey guys:

The double-breasted turtleneck outfit

A double-breasted or even a single-breasted suit jacket paired with a turtleneck is a must-have on your style bucket list. With tailored jackets, it is best you settle for subtle coloured turtlenecks or natural monochrome hues.


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Turtleneck with a leather, denim or bomber jacket

A turtleneck paired with either leather, denim or bomber jacket is the perfect casual look. And as versatile as it is, it can be paired with literally anything from jeans paired with your favourite boots, to shorts and boaters or even a pair of formal pants and oxfords.

Turtleneck with Coat

After you have donned your turtleneck outfit, what better way to add the cherry to the cake by throwing on your favourite coat? Choose from the classic Chesterfield coat, a trench, an Ulster or even a pea coat and make sure it sits well on your shoulder if you are wearing a fitted turtleneck. Or go all black for the perfect black turtleneck outfit.


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