December 4, 2016
Remember way back in September when I shared my Fall Wishlist and confessed that I’d already bought this fitted turtleneck (in both colours)? If not, I don’t blame you but if yes, well it’s finally time to share a couple of fun ways I’ve been styling them lately. So far this season these have been super handy and an integral part of my weekly rotation. I finally exercised enough restraint to save them for the weekend so I could capture them in a shoot!
As the year comes to a close, I’ve been ruminating about what my 2017 Closet Mission might look like and the idea of a more seasonless closet keeps coming up. Usually at this point I’d have tucked my Spring and Summer goodies away for the Winter to make room for cold weather items but since my closet has slimmed down a lot this year, I don’t need to! This is great, except my easy breezy warm weather faves have been taunting me with memories of sunny days. So I decided to try my hand at a little creative layering to help stretch out the life of said summer wares.
So here are two ways I’m going about it!
You might remember this cute linen jumpsuit from this post or this post. I chose it as part of a really fun collab I did with Garmentory and it was my first piece by the amazing Austin based ESBY Apparel. They make a mean jumpsuit that’s for sure (this one is currently on my radar)! I wore mine a TON this summer and it was one item I just wasn’t ready to say goodnight to for the Winter.
I decided to try wearing it over a white fitted turtleneck with a pair of ankle boots to see if I couldn’t commandeer it into a cold(ish) weather option. Turns out it worked great! Granted it won’t be warm enough for deep winter up here but squeezing a couple of extra months out of it was a win by me. Up until this morning (when I woke up to a few inches of snow), I’d simply throw my Capote coat over top with a knitted toque and I was good to go!
The cool thing about this particular jumpsuit is that you can reverse it and wear the ‘V’ forward or backward. Without the turtleneck it’s a little low-cut for me to wear in front but this way I get to rock it! It also works well as a top layer because it’s loose fitting but the drawstring waist creates some shape and helps things stay organized. Overall this look is super comfy, pretty toasty, simple and a little unexpected, which I love!
If you’ve got a jumpsuit missing out on the fun right now I’d highly recommend giving this idea a try.
1 | White Turtleneck by Splendid – Made in USA – (Link to Black and White, Grey here $80 CAD) I don’t know why some reviews say they run tight. I’m wearing my usual size S and if anything it’s a bit relaxed. The sleeves and torso do run long which worked out well for me. The 50/50 pima cotton and modal blend feels SO soft and washes up great every time.
2 | Linen Jumpsuit n/a by ESBY c/o Garmentory – Made in USA – Wearing a size S. Similar options:
- ESBY (Sleeves/Long inseam $298 USD)
- Base Range (Beautiful navy merino wool sleeveless option on sale!
- Rachel Comey (denim wide leg, mock-neck beauty by Rachel Comey on sale!
- Black Crane (Black 100% cotton with long-sleeves, front buttons and pockets $230 USD)
- Only Child x Cali Vintage (Denim v-neck with capped sleeves and large front pockets $189 USD)
3 | Tiras Saddlebag by FASHIONABLE ($148.00 USD)
4 | Mars Boot by Rachel Comey ($ 426 USD)
FLAX CROP TOP
My affinity for a boxy crop top has only grown over the past few Summers and this one from the Elizabeth Suzann SS16 collection is definitely a personal favourite. It’s made previous appearances on the blog here and here I’ve honestly lost count of how often I wore it this Summer. It’s just the perfect layer to throw on over a pair of linen pants or a high waisted skirt with a clogs and loose waves. It was lurking in the back of my closet for a few weeks this Fall and it just didn’t feel right to ignore it.
Ergo, this outfit. I tucked a black fitted turtleneck into my high rise black flares for an easy black base (a trick I’ve talked about here), layered the loose crop tank on top and finished the outfit with my go-to lightweight layer, the denim notch coat. A simple gold necklace and a perforated black bag add a touch of interest to this minimal look and make it perfect for a night out or a meeting during the day.
This is definitely my new favourite layering trick. I can’t wait to try crop tops over a button-down with my Kamm pants or over a dress with tights. This one also lends itself to even the coldest days ahead because I can easily switch the light coat for a warmer one. One thing to keep in mind about this approach is to make sure your layers and palette are simple and the lines are clean or it could end up feeling a bit fussy.
If you’ve got a relaxed crop hiding away, don’t leave it hanging (pun intended)!
1 | Black Turtleneck by Splendid – Made in USA – (Link to Black and White, Grey here $80 CAD) I don’t know why some reviews say they run tight. I’m wearing my usual size S and if anything it’s a bit relaxed. The sleeves and torso do run long which worked out well for me. The 50/50 pima cotton and modal blend feels SO soft and washes up great every time.
2 | Flax Crop c/0 Elizabeth Suzann – No Longer Available but similar options:
- Kate Crop by Ilana Kohn in Natural ($162 USD) (I bought the denim version on Black Friday!) Get $20 off when you sign up here. (I get $20 when you shop)
- Yana Top by Rachel Comey ($265 USD) Very cool shape made of a gorgeous ivory corduroy.
- Linn Tee by Elizabeth Suzann ($145 USD) I have and adore this top (worn here and here)
4 | Black Flares by JBRAND – Linked to similar ($138.00 CAD currently 50% OFF!)
5 | Newbury Boots by Rag & Bone ($495 USD)
6 | Circle Pendant by Young Frankk – Linked to similar.
7 | ISSA Crossbody c/o Opelle Creative ($325 CAD) – Linked to similar.
SO TELL ME:
WOULD YOU TRY EITHER OF THESE LOOKS?
DO YOU HAVE A SEASONLESS CLOSET?
DO FITTED TURTLENECKS HAVE A PLACE IN YOUR CLOSET?
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