Give me one article of clothing and I'll give you multiple outfits all day long. It's my favorite thing to do. Clients often ask me when I'm going through their closets or styling them, what is my favorite part of my job? And honestly, whatever I'm doing at the moment is my favorite part! Whether I'm weeding out past-due pieces from your closet or searching for the piece that will make you sing with joy every time you put it on, or showing you how to wear one dress 12 ways. I just love it all. So today, we're looking at how to wear one piece 4 ways. Starting with Day 1.
Let's start with the main ingredient of the outfit:
A Face-Framing Knit Turtleneck
To be more specific, a grey knit turtleneck. You thought it was the white jeans, didn't you? 🙂 A turtleneck is a very flattering silhouette if you can stand it, and I think you can if you go with a knit. I chose a knit turtleneck because wool scratches my chin, and I only need its warmth on the coldest of days. I am VERY particular about the neck. I like a tight-fitting neck, but not too tight that I'm aware of it, and I like to be able to stand it up straight instead of fold in half. I think it's cleaner that way. And frames the face a bit better.
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There are so many ways to wear a turtleneck. Here are the ones I've scouted that I like for this fall, at different price points and fabrications. I'm wearing the J. Crew one, but mine isn't heathered like this year's style.
Day 1: White Jeans & Statement Belt
The first outfit is straight up with white jeans and a statement belt, my old Paris flea market Hermes find. I believe in buying expensive pieces like this on the second-hand market to let someone else take the first hit. And there are always plenty pre-owned options available if you are willing to be patient. I've got some here for you to take a look at - put it on your Christmas wish list, maybe? Make sure you trust the seller and do your research, and know your size (you can google what your European measurement would be).
As you have gathered I'm sure, I love versatile and classic pieces that I can wear multiple ways in multiple seasons. It just makes more sense! And leaves you room to splurge on the major pieces. Have fun mixing and matching - you'll feel like you have more clothes without buying anything new!
Thanks for reading!
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