I remember in elementary school my French teacher would teach us a little American sign language alongside our usual curriculum. When learning to sign "Je m'appelle Trang," I would need to peek my thumb out between my index and middle finger to signify the letter T--T for turtle, T for Trang.

Turtlenecks have quickly become a favourite item in my wardrobe. I love pieces that can be easy and versatile, jumping from dressy to laidback, and turtlenecks can certainly be whatever you want them to be. Choosing a thinner turtleneck like this one offers a sleek look; tying hair back will accentuate that defining feature of the sweater, and add a little more polish. A couple destroyed details (these boyfriend jeans of mine get a lot of wear) add some edge and some monk straps continue with that more put-together aspect. Popping the collar of your coat will not only shield you a little better against that windchill, but also runs along the neckline of the turtleneck nicely. As always, I love mixing different looks to create my perfect kind of balance. 

Coat Forever 21 Sweater Old Navy Jeans Gap Shoes Aldo

I will most definitely be wearing and styling a variety of turtlenecks throughout the season (you could say I'm on a bit of a collector's spree regarding these sweaters), and I won't be forgetting those of the chunky-knit kind either!

Stay cozy, friends.

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