I’ll say it first: I love turtlenecks. They’re a gift from above to help me, specifically, survive the treacherous season that is winter. Turtlenecks are a warm hug for your neck, if you will.
A quick Google search and it appears that turtlenecks (also called “polo necks,” WHO KNEW) were popularized as a trend in the 1920s. Although they were clearly in existence well before that time, a fact also brought to you by Google. Audrey Hepburn makes a case for the ever-so-chic black turtleneck in Funny Face, and Steve Jobs did an excellent job (hah, no pun intended) of showing us all how to implement a strict black turtleneck uniform.
But why am I talking about turtlenecks? You wonder.
I am here to spread the life changing magic of the J.Crew “Tissue Turtleneck.”
A turtleneck thin enough to go under anything, yet substantial enough to stand alone. Never one to suffocate the neck or restrict breathing. Genius. Revolutionary, even.
I’ve been wearing one of these aforementioned turtlenecks with anything and everything on any day where the predicted temperature is below freezing. I wear it with high waisted jeans, with skinny jeans, with sweaters, and flannels and t-shirts. Case and point, see below:
Example 1: a black Tissue Turtleneck worn under a silk cami to ward off any “sexy” potential the cami contains.
Exhibit B: A navy and white striped one worn with all the green colored clothing items I own. How about that smile, though?
#3: Can you spot the turtleneck?! Hint: it’s grey. Who knew I had a phone for a face?
Keep those necks warm, friends. It’s a harsh winter out there (except not really because climate change is real, but you know what I mean). It is a harsh world, though.
And that’s all.