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How to Style a Turtleneck?

How to Style a Turtleneck?

May 17,2023
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Turtlenecks are all the rage right now, but a lot of people are hesitant to wear them because it's hard to wear them with anything but a pair of pants. But when done right, men's turtlenecks can add a level of sophistication to your wardrobe as no other knits and pullovers can.

So in this blog, we're going to explore three ways to style these cool and versatile men's sweaters. Once you've mastered the turtleneck pullover sweater, you'll wonder how you ever did without one in your closet.

With a Suit

One of the classic ways to wear a turtleneck is with a fitted suit. This gives a cool masculine look by accentuating broad shoulders when you jump arms at the gym. Just don't pair them with any old suit, as a classic fit and slim fit are best for creating a classic silhouette.

Styling Tip: Be careful not to match the color of the suit with the color of the sweater. The color of the turtleneck should contrast with your suit. For example, try pairing this black zip-up turtleneck with a light gray blazer and a pair of white sneakers for an effortlessly tailored look.

As for shoes, wear classic, simple shoes like loafers or dress shoes. For a coordinated look, try matching the color of your shoes with your turtleneck. Yes, sneakers are fine with a suit, just make sure they are clean and simple pumps rather than brightly colored running shoes.

Fashion Casual

A turtleneck is a versatile piece of clothing that is as versatile at home with a pair of chinos as it is under a suit. This makes them perfect for creating smart casual outfits. You can quickly throw on a turtleneck for work and a casual outfit at the bar without having to change clothes.

Styling Tip: Unlike a suit, a sweater in the same color as the trousers is fine. For example, try pairing a navy turtleneck with plaid chinos. Turn up the bottoms of your chinos and add a bit of color with a pair of brown Chelsea boots.

Jackets are crucial when looking for effective smart casual clothing. Opt for a looser-fitting jacket in a contrasting color to your turtleneck and jeans. A pea coat in bright colors or a plaid pattern is ideal and will create a truly sophisticated look that will earn many compliments.


A turtleneck is nothing if not versatile, so there's nothing stopping you from wearing it with jeans or chinos with a drawstring waist. When done right, this creates a cool retro vibe, which is very much in vogue right now. The trick to creating this look is to layer your clothes carefully.

Styling Tip: Wear a plain turtleneck with a pair of blue jeans or chinos. Any color sweater will do, as long as it contrasts well with your pants. For example, check out this caramel zip-neck turtle paired with a pair of black slim-fit jeans. This can be paired with sneakers or Chelsea boots, depending on your mood.

For outerwear, you can wear a bomber jacket, coat, or parka. This can match or contrast with the color of your sweater. If you choose a matching color, make sure it contrasts well with your trousers. You don't want to create a monochromatic outfit. For shoes, just about anything will work; Chelsea boots, sneakers, and loafers all work well together.

Final Points

Turtlenecks can be daunting at first, but when you get used to them, they're a truly versatile sweater. If you're nervous about adding them to your wardrobe, start with some neutral colors like black or this navy knit turtleneck. They are easy to layer with other outfits for an eye-catching look.

If you're feeling adventurous, try some bolder colors like red, green, or caramel and pair it with black jeans and high-top boots. Finally, try on a few patterned turtlenecks to prove you've really mastered how to wear this classic, versatile garment.

When it comes to fit, it will depend on what kind of look you want. Wear it with a tight sweater for a dressy look, but for an everyday wardrobe, a standard fit works best. In winter, extra loose clothing also works well to create a relaxed look and keep you warm and comfortable.

The above introduces the idea of wearing a turtleneck sweater. If you want to know more or want to buy a sweater, please contact us.

ChenHong is a professional custom sweater manufacturer. We produce all kinds of men's/women's knitwear and sweaters. In ChenHong, every sweater is finished by professional technicians. Each production process has strict quality inspection requirements. We always put the needs of our customers first to ensure that the sweaters produced are exactly what they need. At the same time, we have a first-class R&D team, and continue to shorten the production time on the basis of meeting the basic requirements of sweater quality.
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