How to Wear a Turtleneck Sweater

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Although they may remind you of your elementary school days, turtleneck sweaters have made a major comeback this fall. This type of sweater definitely has its perks (you can skip the scarf!) but it can also be somewhat tricky to wear.

That's where CF comes in: below, we'll show you four stylish ways to wear a turtleneck. Simply scroll down to check them out:

1. Cute & Casual

Turtleneck sweater outfit 1

Product Info: Turtleneck- Target, Earrings- Bloomingdale's, Sweater- American Eagle Outfitters, Hat- Adidas, Jeans- Miss Selfridge, Shoes- DSW

Turtlenecks make for awesome layering pieces, as shown in the outfit above. In this case, layer a slim-fitting turtleneck underneath a heavier knit sweater for an ultra-warm look that isn't overly bulky. Add pair of dark wash skinnies, as well as sturdy brown riding boots for a classic look. Grab a cute yet practical knit hat, then accessorize with gold stud earrings to complete the ensemble.

2. Cozy Chic

Turtleneck sweater outfit 2

Product Info: Turtleneck- ASOS, Tights- H&M, Rings- ASOS, Coat- Kohl's, Shoes- H&M, Skirt- Maurices

There's something oh-so chic about pairing a turtleneck with a skirt; it's a classic combination that works for day or night. For this look, pair a feminine patterned turtleneck with a steel gray skater skirt. Opaque tights keep your legs warm, while sleek loafers are a trendy yet comfy choice.

If it's super-cold where you are, add your favorite coat. We love the way this berry-colored one plays off the pink hues on the sweater. For the finishing touch, accessorize with several delicate rings.

3. Edgy Glam

Turtleneck sweater outfit 3

Product Info: Turtleneck- Mango, Lipstick- NYX, Jacket- Aeropostale, Shoes- Nordstrom, Pants- Mango, Headwrap- Urban Outfitters

Turtlenecks sometimes get a bad rap for being old-fashioned or stuffy, but this look proves just how easy it is to edge one up. Start by pairing a cable knit turtleneck with a pair of on-trend printed trousers. A biker jacket and ankle boots add a tough girl vibe, while an embellished headwrap glams things up. Lastly, paint your lips a gorgeous matte red shade.

4. Sleek & Sophisticated

Turtleneck sweater outfit 4

Product Info: Dress- ModCloth, Turtleneck- Gap, Earrings- Ann Taylor, Shoes- H&M, Tights- ModCloth

A turtleneck is also a fab piece to have on hand when you're itching to wear a sleeveless dress during the colder months of the year. Simply layer a turtleneck underneath that frock, and you'll have chic ensemble that's guaranteed to keep you toasty. Just like the first outfit, this layered look works best when you have a slim-cut turtleneck that isn't made from a heavy knit.

For this holiday party-worthy getup, we went with a sleek black turtleneck for a sophisticated, streamlined look. Deep red tights complement the striped dress, while heeled ankle booties are a stylish touch. A pair of adorable bow-shaped earrings finish off this outfit.

Your thoughts?

Do you like wearing turtlenecks or are they just not your style? How do you wear them? What do you think of these looks? Which one is your favorite? Remember to leave a comment below and tell us what you think!

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