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Turtlenecks for the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s: With a Vest
Quote of the day: “Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of the individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Again we visit the essential turtleneck as a layering piece. It’s specifically perfect with any vest because you can actually show off some of the turtleneck and yet use that talent of layering! I think of layering as higher education for your clothes. The basic outfit, consisting of only a shirt & pants (ok…and shoes), is pretty elementary, but once you start layering items, it adds a touch of purpose and intelligence. Wearing a turtleneck does allow you to hide any number of thin shirts underneath it for warmth! Even if you’re not looking for more heat, it’s nice to layer a short sleeve t-shirt under it so only the t-shirt needs washing. Visit Styling Discussion 1 & 2 for more options of outfits with these same turtlenecks!
50’s Outfit: This vest gets showcased due to the fact that the turtleneck is neutral so there is quite a contrast between vest & turtleneck. This outfit would definitely work in a business casual environment.
Turtleneck: Land’s End from 15each (similar here)~~Vest: I knitted it (similar here)~~Vest Closure: (similar here)~~Pants: Classique Entier at Nordstrom (similar here)~~Boots: ShoeMint (1st pair can be a deal after you sign up for emails–mine were $30) (here)~~Earrings: (similar here)
60’s Outfit: Here’s a perfect casual vest for all ages! Since all pieces in the outfit are neutral, we added some color with the necklace. The pop of color keeps the attention up at the face!!
Turtleneck: Cold Water Creek (similar here)~~Vest: Style & Co (similar here)~~Jeans: Gloria Vanderbilt (similar here)~~Boots: Easy Spirit (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)
70’s Outfit: Mom’s vest is also quite neutral so she took the opportunity to wear her red jeans to liven up the look!
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The turtleneck in the 50’s segment was provided by 15each.com.
If you’re hot enough as it is and don’t want to layer your shirts, here are some turtlenecks that look great by themselves: