Turtlenecks 1 (Under a Shirt)

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turtlenecks for the 50's, 60's, 70's

Turtlenecks for the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s: Under a Shirt

Quote of the day: “Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.”  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I’m sure everyone of you has a couple turtlenecks (or a dozen) in your closet.  Now I’m not talking about the thin cotton ones with the small decorations all over them–those should get relegated to the basement for now!  I’m thinking about that nice, lightweight turtleneck with a good looking collar.  These are a perfect layering pieces for the colder weather months!   I’m sure everyone has, at one time or another, layered a turtleneck under a sweater or cardigan!   But in this series of blogs, I’ll show 3 different ways to dress up that pullover!  Today’s focus will be wearing the turtleneck under a shirt or blouse…one that maybe you think of wearing more in the warmer months!  If you want to try this look, but aren’t sure it will work: start with a turtleneck that matches the shirt.  Then it won’t be so obvious that they are two different tops!

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50’s Turtleneck: I found this turtleneck on www.15each.co (guess how much?  $15!) (see the video about 15each here).  The turtleneck is perfect under this sleeveless top since it’s practically the same color. Typically this print top gets worn under jackets only and thus was under appreciated.   Now here’s a way to showcase it without having to freeze my booty off!!

Turtleneck: Land’s End (similar here)~~Tank: Loft (similar here)~~Jeans: Banana Republic (similar here)~~Boots: American Eagle at Payless (similar here)~~Earrings: Mauzies (similar here)~~Bracelet: Mauzies (similar here)

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60’s Turtleneck: This blouse is quite lightweight, so it’s a perfect pairing for the turtleneck to winterize it!  This pairing works well since all the colors are quite muted.

Turtleneck: Cold Water Creek (similar here)~~Blouse: Living Doll (similar here)~~Jeans: LiverPool (similar here)~~Boots: Franco Sarto (similar here)~~Necklace & Earrings: (similar here)

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 70’s Turtleneck: How about wearing that lovely turtleneck under a graphic t-shirt?  This can be especially helpful if your t-shirt is not the best color for your complexion, but the turtleneck’s coloring works better for you.  Then add an interesting necklace to look more modern and spiffy (all the younger girls are doing it!).

Turtleneck: Field Manor (similar here)~~T-shirt: (similar here)~~Jeans: Bill Blass (similar here)~~Ankle boots: Hush Puppies (here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Thanks for visiting my styling blog!  

The turtleneck in the 50’s segment was provided by 15each.com.

Other turtlenecks to wear as a layering piece:

  • Kathleen McDermott

    All very cute looks. Love your sequined “vest” and Nancy’s camo blouse. But Charlotte’s outfit – Adorable! The contrast of her darling T-shirt with her flower necklace and earrings is delightful.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m glad you said this Kathleen, because this was not mom’s cup of tea when I put it together. Although I know she liked the shirt (or she wouldn’t have bought it, right?), but she thought it was silly to wear a sparkly necklace with it!! I think she’s more open to it now at least!!

  • Oh, I missed this one! Y’all look so darn cute! Loving Nancy’s camo jacket. Honestly, I love your mom’s cute tee more than mine! Adorable! Thanks for sharing, Jodie!

  • The Real Arnolds

    I never thought I would be wearing turtlenecks again, but I am loving them right now! Great ideas on how to style.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I so agree…in fact, I only have 2 in my possession because I got rid of all of them years ago! Thanks for visiting my site!!