I wasn’t always a fan of turtlenecks. But over the years, I’ve learned to like them. I find that the ones I am comfortable wearing are the ones that aren’t too tight around the neck. Turtlenecks are great for layering in the colder months and are really quite versatile. Whether you’re wearing one underneath your clothes, or over them, a turtleneck can be really stylish. Here are 6 ways to wear one that are fashionable and perfect for moms.

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1. With A Velvet Blazer

A plain white turtleneck can act as your basic white tee when it’s cold outside. And since wearing your tee solo is a bit boring, you can dress up your look with an elegant fabric like velvet. A blazer is just right for winter, and a vibrant color will create a lovely contrast with the basic turtleneck.

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2. With Over The Knee Boots

A cozy turtleneck sweater can go from casual to chic by adding a pair of over the knee boots. Combining something like a knit sweater with suede boots will give your outfit dimension. If you want your oversized sweater to stand out, pair it with leggings that allow it to hang loosely.

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3. With A Dress

Just because it’s turtleneck weather doesn’t mean you have to pack up your favorite summer dress. Make the transition from summer to winter by wearing a turtleneck underneath the dress. Add a pair of tights for warmth, throw on some boots and you’ll be ready for the cold weather in style!

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4. With A Vest

If the weather outside is chilly, but not cold enough for a jacket, you can easily add a vest to your turtleneck outfit. This will provide just enough warmth so you’ll be more comfortable, but not so much that you’re overheated. Plus, it’s a great way to add additional colors or textures to your ensemble.

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5. With Wide-Leg Trousers

Take that turtleneck to corporate status when you rock it with a pair of wide leg trousers. Or any trousers, for that matter. Go with a contrasting color and fabric and tie the look together with coordinating accessories. You can easily take this from office wear to mom wear by swapping out your trousers for comfy yoga pants once your work day is over!

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6. With Ripped Jeans

Being a mom doesn’t mean you can’t wear a pair of ripped jeans. Bring out your playful side! You can do ripped jeans with a fitted turtleneck, or an oversized sweater. Go with chunky boots for something edgier, or a pair of pumps for a feminine look.

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Leena Kollar

Leena Kollar

Contributing Writer at Life As Mama
I'm a wife, mother and everything else associated with domestic life. I can often be found hiding from my kids to sneak treats (especially ice cream). I love rainbows and naps, and I find any excuse to go to Target. When I actually make it out of the house in real clothes, I document my outfits on my fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. My love for fashion also inspired me to start my own comprehensive style website, The Style Spectrum.
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