Little did Alessandra Ambrosio know that when she was out grabbing coffee in LA, she was simultaneously reminding us of the importance of lightness. Case in point: the Victoria's Secret Angel showed off how to colorblock softer Spring colors in the Winter. The model started off her daytime ensemble with a beige batwing turtleneck sweater, then styled it with a pair of rose-colored skinny corduroys. She then added just the right amount of camel via her Rag & Bone Harrow booties ($495). A matching beige leather fringe bag, oversize brown sunglasses, and a few gold baubles made for a shiny finish. We know Spring isn't here (yet), but why not start prepping by experimenting with lighter staples now? Re-create Alessandra's exact look or try mixing and matching pretty, neutral pieces you already own now.
Today we're tackling a wardrobe classic that, surprisingly, a lot of women find challenging to style: the turtleneck. This season, designers like Phoebe Philo of Céline gave the staple a chic revamp on the runways, and now we're making the most of the Winter staple right here. Whether you want to style it up for a day at the office or layer it underneath your favorite party dress, watch on to see how to make the most out of one turtleneck sweater.
From everyday ensembles to red-carpet premieres, celebrities are having a full-on love affair with fur coats, but we particularly love the cool-girl flair Kate Moss's baby-blue topper added to her street-chic ensemble. The model styled her luxe topper with a black turtleneck sweater, distressed jeans, celeb-approved Isabel Marant boots, and a two-toned tassel necklace while shopping around London. Get inspired by Kate's playful pairing by working a light-blue fur topper with a black turtleneck and worn-in denim, or add a bit of holiday cheer to your favorite ensemble with this oxblood faux-fur Topshop jacket ($170).
A basic black turtleneck might not sound like the most groundbreaking Winter basic, but you'd be surprised by just how chic this cold-weather essential actually is. Not only does it add a much-needed layer of warmth to your look, but it'll also instantly slim you down and elongate your neck. Here, we're highlighting Topshop's basic black merino wool turtleneck ($90) and styling it up 10 ways for you to try out this season. Even if you're not usually into turtlenecks, you'll surely become a believer after seeing this.
Versace held a cocktail reception in NYC last night and among the fashionable stars to attend was Alexa Chung, who showed up in a head-to-toe maroon look. Monochrome outfits can seem hard to pull off, but as exemplified by Alexa, they can turn out to be totally chic when done right. The socialite tucked a maroon turtleneck into a maroon zip-front leather skirt and carried a matching circle bag. She then added a bit of contrasting color via black cutout flats and a black coat. If you dare to walk in Alexa's fashion-forward shoes, shop similar pieces below to get her latest look.
Turtlenecks have been having a moment, and it doesn't seem to be waning anytime soon. In addition to spotting them all over the Fall runways, we're seeing them pop up on many a stylish celebrity, from Alexa Chung's flirty-layered look to Rachel Roy's perfectly polished evening ensemble. We're totally feeling the wardrobe staple — not only does it look classic and sophisticated, but more importantly, it keeps you warm, and allows you to sport your warm-weather pieces with ease. Click through to see and shop seven celeb-inspired ways to try the turtleneck now.
Turtlenecks may have gotten a bad rap over the years (don't we all have a childhood memory that involves arguing with our mom about wearing one?) — but if we've learned anything from designers like Rachel Comey, BCBG Max Azria, and Altuzarra plus celebs like Steve Jobs and Sharon Stone, it's that the once-dorky staple is making a very stylish comeback. Whether you opt for a chunky oversize knit, or layer a slim-fitting piece under your warm-weather fare, there are multiple ways to try this trend for Fall. Click through to see and shop five cool, modern ways to wear the classic staple.
- And it's Lady Gaga by a mile: the outré original wins best-dressed of the year — Vogue Daily
- Kate Moss considers opening a modeling school — People
- Victoria Beckham's bags snapped up fast — FabSugar UK
- Nicky Hilton's favorite LA boutiques, restaurants, and spas — FreshGuide
- Coco Rocha and Behati Prinsloo want your letters to Haiti — Teen Vogue
- Haute Hippie skirt: buy of the day — Lucky
- Rue La La's virtual Christmas card — Stylelist
- Need a stocking stuffer? I love the Gucci Mouse purse — Purse Blog
- Breaking: Anna Wintour reportedly went shopping in Brooklyn yesterday — The Cut
- This week's Unracked With Gilt Groupe: Eric Daman, stylist on Gossip Girl — Gilt Groupe
- Look of the day: Ciara — Stylelist
- Stella McCartney's Las Vegas store opens today — Racked
>> Turtlenecks can be a sleek staple if styled right: check out our four new spins on the classic cut. We suggest you turn the Winter necessity into a must-have by wearing it in dress form for a cozy chic look; or — flip the script and layer it under a leather harness. Peep the slideshow for more street-snap worthy 'fits.
When the temperature drops, it's tempting to throw on a pair of sweats and call it a day, but Elle Macpherson proves that warmth and style can go hand in hand. She looked chic and snug in a cozy cashmere turtleneck ($68), jean leggings, and cute leopard ballet flats ($66). But the pièce de résistance is definitely her long, fur-trimmed puffer coat ($120, originally $265). Click the items above to shop a similar style.
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