Your next best friend – turtleneck sweaters  this autumn

When the big chill creeps in, sometimes just chucking a scarf around your neck is not the answer, you have to take it off, you usually leave it behind, it’s not the right colour for your outfit. The next best thing is the turtleneck or polo neck sweater. But do they remind you of back in the day, leisure suits and polos that give you scratchy necks or even old men and their pipes? Put all your assumptions aside, as the turtle neck sweater will be your next best friend this autumn.

Style tip: Thin turtlenecks are perfect if your office is boiling, as chunky ones and  those with intricate knits can be as warm as hell but can make your silhouette bulky, so wear one made from merino wool, cashmere or pure cotton that hugs the body, and then you’ll get all the style  and none of the chunk. A turtleneck under a topcoat is the easiest style swerve of the season, and on the weekend it’s a no-brainer to dress down too. Medium washed jeans are super casual worn with a pair of tan boots that can add just the right amount of detail. Chuck on the puffer coat—-because it’s wet and cold.

Style tip: Wearing a turtleneck is a  practical way to look smart without the scarf hassle for a modern but retro-inspired style. So how do you wear a turtleneck and stay stylish without looking like your dad wearing one and smoking a pipe. 

Unless you’re mad about white, start wearing with plain colours, like tan, grey, black and burgundy. These colours will go with most things you’ll wear, jeans are perfect in a shade from light blue to indigo and worn with a pair of these and a decent blazer, it’s a foolproof way to look good. Once you’re confident that you look like a style god, move on with different hues.

Style tip: Thin turtlenecks are perfect if your office is boiling, as chunky ones and  those with intricate knits can be as warm as hell but can make your silhouette bulky, so wear one made from merino wool, cashmere or pure cotton that hugs the body, and then you’ll get all the style  and none of the chunk. A turtleneck under a topcoat is the easiest style swerve of the season, and on the weekend it’s a no-brainer to dress down too. Medium washed jeans are super casual worn with a pair of tan boots that can add just the right amount of detail. Chuck on the puffer coat—-because it’s wet and cold.

Style tip: And then there’s the weekend, whether you want to layer your turtleneck with jeans and a worker ot chore jacket, dressing up a chunkier turtleneck is a great way to keep it the most casual part of your outfit. Want to dress it up for a smart-casual day out, go for check trousers and tough black boots, throw on a lightweight crombie will help to make your whole look more streamlined. And if you want a darker vibe, with black Chelse boots, black jeans. Black slim topcoat, and the black turtleneck you’ll eliminate the grandpa vibe.