The start of a new year is all about transitions. Transitioning into new habits, new mantras, and even a new wardrobe. Despite the flurries falling from the sky every once in a while, spring is undoubtedly upon us. Wearing your thick winter coat outside is starting to feel suffocating, and you're just itching to wear colors other than the plain neutrals you've shuffled through all winter. The season is right around the corner. The transition from winter to spring is quite drastic. The sun is shining with snow still on the ground, making it impossible to pick an outfit suitable for the confusing temperature. In this case, when it comes to styling for transitional weather, layering is your new best friend. Layering essentially keeps you from freezing while wearing pieces that aren't suited for the cold. It all starts with the basics, literally. Having a good base for your transitional outfit makes the styling process a walk in the park. One layering trend to watch for would be the turtleneck. The simple garment adds a certain sophistication to any outfit while simultaneously keeping you warm. There are many ways to style them. They come in many different colors and fabrics. The turtleneck can be sleek and slim or chunky and fun. It can be used to add a pop of color to your outfit or to add some warmth and comfort. Here are three outfit ideas to get the perfect layered look.
WITH A DRESS OR SKIRT
During the winter, wearing a maxi dress and basking in warm weather can seem like a distant dream. This is where the turtleneck comes in. For those short sleeve dresses that seem too daring to wear in chilly weather – just add a turtleneck. Our Gentlewoman Turtleneck is the perfect piece to add to your collection. The sleek design and feel spice up any transitional ensemble. The breathable fabric is perfect for layering. It's slim and chic. If you're not a dress person, try a skirt. Midi or mini. Until those spring days are upon us, try adding a pair of tights as well.
WITH A BLAZER AND HIGH-RISE JEANS
One of my favorite ways to pair a turtleneck is with a blazer and a pair of jeans, specifically high-rise. A blazer and a slim-fit turtleneck are an unmatched combo. Business casual looks have been making quite the comeback. This fashion trend has been infiltrating Pinterest boards for months and is one of the top street styles in New York. For the spring, to elevate this look, you can also add cute accessories. For jewelry, layered necklaces and hoop earrings are always a look. I love a black turtleneck and gold jewelry duo. For shoes, add a pair of chunky loafers or white sneakers.
Turtlenecks can also be great when you don’t want to dress up at all. For those days where you just want to lounge all day and still look put together. They look great under sweatshirts. Yes, you heard me, sweatshirts. An oversized pullover paired with leggings, and of course the turtleneck–It's a flawless work-from-home fit. It could also work with an oversized button down, in case you wanted a bit more of a business casual look.
Spring is also all about the colors, prints, and textures. A turtleneck can be a great way to add a pop of color to your outfit. It's also a fabulous way to show that you're ready for the warmer climate. Turtlenecks don't always need to be layered. Turtleneck sweaters are an excellent way for displaying prints and adding texture to a look. Slowly transitioning your wardrobe from winter to spring doesn't have to be a strenuous process. When done right, it can be extremely fun. Instead of waiting for warmer weather to wear your spring ensemble, just remember to add a chic layer.