Happy Monday, friends! Today I’ve got the 4th post in my 5 Ways to Wear a Camel Turtleneck style series.
This time I’m styling my camel cashmere turtleneck with blue jeans and a black quilted vest.
This turtleneck has finally sold out, or at least there are a very few left in this color, but the price is fantastic if you can manage to nab your size and preferred color. And really, any color turtleneck would work with this outfit. I’ve done this with grey, for sure, and a light or bright color would also be fun this time of year.
If you’re in need of a camel turtleneck, I also like the Quince cashmere turtleneck a lot. It’s reasonably priced and fully stocked, but I recommend sizing up in that one. I have the small in the Halogen, and I wear a medium in the Quince.
My quilted vest is a few years old — it’s the J.Crew Excursion vest that was so popular for so long. This year’s version is okay, but I actually prefer this Amazon Fashion find, if you’re looking for one. For $24. 99, you can’t beat it. See my full review here.
For anyone just tuning in, these jeans are a slim straight style with a 29″ inseam. I’m 5’5″ and they hit me just below the ankle bone. This isn’t a silhouette we’re seeing a lot right now, but I feel like it’s really flattering, and I have a feeling it might be making a comeback. Only time will tell, but I’m crossing my fingers.
They’re spendy at full price, and I don’t recommend paying full price for premium denim, so I’ll keep an eye on them and let you know when I see a good deal. I did find a dark wash pair at Saks on a nice markdown, and there are a few different washes at Zappo’s.
I front-tucked my sweater, to keep my proportions balanced, but I didn’t mean for it to be so off-center.
I don’t like it to be right in the middle either, but it must have gotten messed up in the car. I had it all styled the way I wanted it at home, but you know, life happens!
You can see my jewelry best in this picture here. I went with gold since the hardware on my vest is gold.
I chose a set of Madewell coin pendants (there is actually a third piece to this set, but it doesn’t work with the turtleneck, so I just wore the two) and these Kendra Scott chain hoop earrings from the #NSale.
Layering shorter necklaces is very on trend at the moment, and I like how adding some bling in the neckline draws the eye up to the face.
Finally, don’t forget your sunnies! They’re more than eye protection; a stylish pair of sunglasses is an important accessory that makes any outfit look more elevated and intentional.
Overall, I really love how this look came together. It’s simple, but well-balanced and practical for anything from running errands to going to the mall or out to dinner with the family.
And as with all the looks in this series, you can easily take this outfit formula and tweak it to suit your taste. Swap the camel sweater for another neutral or even a bold color, wear a vest in a color or print rather than black, or change out the boots for leopard flats… and of course you can wear any style of jeans you like. The possibilities are virtually endless.
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photos: Alison Cornell