Changing environment, learning new language and new culture,being a wife and a mother, living far away from families and friends, I have come to share my views, thoughts, feelings, ideas on so many things that I cherish.

October 21, 2011

My Affair With Turtlenecks


I used to be one of the people who don't like wearing turtlenecks. Growing up in Africa where we have warm/hot weather all year long,  I couldn't imagine how people would wear turtlenecks without suffocating. Not only that, the look didn't appeal to me due to the way some people wear it.

Since I moved to the Europe (Germany) where we have long days of minus degrees in winter, turtlenecks have become one of my must have winter clothings. I like dressing smart in them. I've come to like them or maybe I have psyched myself to. Why won't I since it gives me the kind of warmth I want (especially around my neck). I like it because it is versatile and you can wear it starting from Fall through Winter and even in spring. I used to think that only weird people wear turtleneck but the people around me wearing them are anything but weird (maybe we are all weird).

Wearing turtlenecks creates opportunity for me to accessorize. For a more classy look, you can wear it under a stylish jacket, cardigan or vest. You can reach out for more appealing fall and winter colours like purple, mustard, yellow, red, grey.
If you are wearing turtleneck, be sure to have your hair nicely styled, simple make-up, fitting accessories and you are good to go.

So if you are in the bandwagon of turtleneck lovers, go ahead and enjoy them. It's time to bring them out  or go get yourself some new piece/s.

13 comments:

Jessica said...

I agree, turtlenecks are so versatile! If it will just get a little cooler in Texas....

May said...

My man loves it a lot. He buys them for me all the time. And i also love them too. Whenever i wear turtlenecks i always wear pony tail hair styles..

Nekky said...

@May, you are just right. They look great with pony tail hair styles. Thanks for mentioning it.

Taylor said...

I have been in love with turtlenecks for as long as I can remember, and that's a long time. :)

Sporadically Yours said...

I like the look of them, but if you want to see someone who looks like they are coming off of a heroin high - that me in a turtle neck. Itchy-hot-uncomfortable-pulling at the neck - Cute if I sit still ;-)

Nekky said...

@Sporadically Yours, you made me laugh so hard. I don't think it's as bad as you described. Anyway, I know many people don't feel comfortable in some clothes, feel free to wear what makes you more comfortable. Thanks for sharing your beautiful opinion with us.

ClosetConfections said...

I went through a period where I didn't like turtlenecks either, but now I love them!

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Cascia Talbert said...

I love turtlenecks. They are warm and comfortable to wear during the cold winter months. It gets pretty cold up here too.

Esmeralda said...

I am one of those girls who are too hot when temperature hits 25C and is freezing below 10C so for me turtleneck is a must, there is no way I would get out of my flat with bare neck! EVER!!! lol

Judy Haughton-James said...

I have not worn turtlenecks in a very long time but they look very elegant on persons. By the way, the model in this post is Jamaican international model Jaunel McKenzie.

Nekky said...

Really, I didn't know she is Jamaican. She is so beautiful. Thank Judy.

Anonymous said...

I adore turtlenecks...also giant big cowlnecks...try having a big double folding cowlneck on top of a very very high single folding turtleneck........gorgeous!!!

Nekky said...

The idea sounds cool, I'd try it out. Thanks for sharing.

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