I’m back today with the 3rd post in my 5 Ways to Wear a Camel Turtleneck style series, and this time I’m styling a casual look with slip-on sneakers and white jeans.
This is an outfit I’d more likely wear in the fall, but it really depends on your climate and and how sensitive you are to the cold.
Everything I’m wearing here (except the turtleneck) is a wardrobe staple I’ve had for several years, so if you like it, you can probably recreate this look from pieces you have in your closet.
My denim jacket is still available, and it’s currently on sale. This jacket has held up up amazingly well for me over the years.
I wear it a ton, and it always washes up perfectly. (I hang it to dry and reshape it with my hands, so it doesn’t need to be ironed.)
It has a hint of stretch for comfort and movability, and nice shape through the waist, and it’s a good classic length. It runs true to size; I have my usual small.
My white jeans are reeeeally old; they’re the Paige Verdugo ankle skinnies I’ve had for years. I was able to track them down at the Paige website, and they have a cropped version as well, although the fabric content is different on those. The ones I’m wearing are 98% cotton, so nice and thick and not see-through.
If you’re looking for a less expensive pair, I also loved and highly recommend my Madewell button-fly crops. Mine got stained, and I had to part with them. I sure wish I’d ordered a new pair when they were on sale; they’re back to full price now.
I can also recommend the white toothpick jeans at J.Crew, if you’re in the market for a good pair that isn’t see-through, and they’re 30% off today.
We’ve discussed this cashmere turtleneck several times before, and it’s selling fast, so I hope you already grabbed one if you wanted it. I also recommend the C by Bloomingdale’s cashmere turtleneck if you need one. It’s currently on sale for $71.
And if you don’t like camel near your face, you can easily substitute a grey turtleneck for any of the outfits in this series.
These Vince slip-on sneakers are also a few years old. They’re such nice quality and soooo comfortable; I love the smooth leather lining. I usually wear them more in the spring and fall, but I do wear them on mild days in the winter as well.
These shoes are marked way down at Nordstrom Rack and Saks Off Fifth, and if you prefer grey tones, you can find the Granite color on sale at Hautelook. I sized down to a 7.5 in these, and they’re known to run big, so I recommend sizing down half if purchasing.
I also added a cheetah print belt for interest, and I like how it repeats the colors from the shoes.
I don’t usually wear two animal prints together, but since the belt and shoes are both small pops of pattern, and they’re separated by the solid white jeans, I feel like it works. Also, notice the small scale of the cheetah print and the larger scale of the snake print.
STYLE TIP: When mixing patterns, it’s usually more pleasing to the eye to pair a smaller scale print with a larger one, rather than two prints of a similar size scale.
Finally, I added a long pendant necklace and hoop earrings to complete the look. For a more affordable necklace option, I like the Kendra Scott Simon long pendant. It comes in gold, silver, rose gold, and a mixed metal version as well.
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camel turtleneck (option/option) // white jeans (option/option) // Vince snake print sneakers at Off Fifth or Nordstrom Rack // denim jacket // similar belt // earrings // necklace (option) // LV tote
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photos: Alison Cornell