A Spring Work Wear Look with a Turtleneck Tee

Welcome back to 23 Days of Spring Fashion! Today I’m styling a simple work wear look with a teal turtleneck tee and black skinny pants.

Spring Work Wear Look with a Teal Turtleneck Tee wearing: Everlane The Cotton-Merino Turtleneck Tee // Spanx The Perfect Back Seam Skinny Pants // similar mules / similar mules // Michael Kors crossbody // Victoria Emerson Chartres boho cuff c/o // gold hoops

These pictures crack me up. If you’re wondering if I was cold, yes. Yes, I was! But probably not as cold as I look. It was a sunny day without much wind, but there was quite a bit of snow on the ground left over from the back-to-back snowstorms we had the week before.

And no, I’m not wearing this spring work wear look just yet, but hopefully I’ll be able to wear it soon!

Everlane The Cotton-Merino Turtleneck Tee

I shared this turtleneck tee in a Try-On Haul a few weeks back, and some of you weren’t a fan of the short-sleeved turtleneck, but I really like it. I think it makes a polished work-wear look when paired with classic black pants, and it also levels up a pair of white or black jeans for casual wear.

This sweater has a relaxed fit that skims the body without clinging, and I really like the subtle textural details on the sleeves and hem. It’s made of a breathable blend of cotton and merino wool that feels soft against the skin.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing a polished spring work wear look with a teal short-sleeve turtleneck, black Spanx skinny pants, and Everlane loafer mules.

I think this shade of blue is so pretty, but it also comes in a classic black as well as rust and sesame. This sweater runs true to size; I have the small.

It makes a really nice transition piece, as you can wear it alone or layer it under a jacket or blazer. I actually have a really cute black blazer, and I wish I’d thought to show it with this look. It would have completed this outfit perfectly.

I could have also thrown a trench coat over top to make it look more complete. The things I see when I go to put these posts together…

Everlane The Cotton-Merino Turtleneck Tee for Spring Work Wear

If you aren’t a fan of the short-sleeve turtleneck, you could achieve the same look with a regular crewneck sweater tee. Ann Taylor has a nice one that comes in a bold pink and a bright lime green, and Everlane has a cashmere sweater tee that comes in several nice neutrals.

These are the Spanx perfect back seam skinny pants that I’ve styled a few times before. They make me feel a little bit like Audrey Hepburn. I wonder what she would have to say about the shacket… ha!

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing a polished spring work wear look with a teal short-sleeve turtleneck, black Spanx skinny pants, and Everlane loafer mules.

These pants are a pull-on style, and they hold everything in, just as you would expect from a pair of pants with Spanx on the label. They have faux front pockets and back welt pockets, and I love the tailored back seams and notched hem. So chic!

They come in regular, petite, plus, and petite plus sizes at Nordstrom, and you can also find them in tall sizes on the Spanx website. They also come in navy blue. These pants run true to size, according to the size charts; I have the M=6-8.

And these Everlane loafer mules aren’t new to any of you regulars. Unfortunately, they have completely sold out, but Clarks and Madewell both make a pair that are similar. I also like this Franco Sarto pair at Macy’s.

Menswear-inspired styles are definitely trending right now, and I think a loafer mule is the perfect transition shoe for spring, or a regular loafer works as well. If you’re not a fan, you could always wear ballet flats or pumps with this outfit.

Everlane Loafer Mules

I accessorized with bold gold hoops and a Victoria Emerson bracelet. I found these Artemis hoops at Anthropologie, and they’re surprisingly lightweight for the size.

The Victoria Emerson Chartres cuff adds sparkle and shine to this work wear look, and it’s comfortable to wear when typing and doing other work-related tasks. It’s also part of her site-wide 40% off sale, going on right now!

I carried my black Michael Kors crossbody with the gold accents, but a classic tote might be more appropriate for a spring work wear look.

spring work wear look with turtleneck tee and black skinny pants

As I mentioned above, a classic trench would make the perfect topper for this spring work wear look. You could also wear a black blazer or even a dark wash denim jacket for more casual work environments. That said, I’m a Plain Jane, and I’ll probably wear it as-is to church this spring when the weather warms up, or out to dinner with friends.

Be sure to visit Cyndi Spivey and see the spring outfit she’s styling today!

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24 thoughts on “A Spring Work Wear Look with a Turtleneck Tee

  1. This is really cute Jo-Lynne, AND I think it has a very retro vibe. As soon as I saw you, I was humming the theme from the Dick Van Dyke show. I think you look just as cute as Mary Tyler Moore. XO

  2. Brrrrr! I’m glad you weren’t freezing that day. While turtlenecks and I don’t get along, I think the top is stunning. And you look fabulous in this very versatile outfit. I saw on the national weather last night that y’all are supposed to have a very cold Arctic blast hit in the morning, I think. We are experiencing lows in the 30’s-40’s and highs in the upper 60’s-mid 70’s, so layering with pieces that you can shed and still look put together is required. Have a fabulous day!

    1. Ugh, I thought we were headed into some nicer weather. It has been so windy and cold here. Sunny and bright, so pretty, but when I went out to run yesterday, I turned around and came back in. I can’t deal with that cutting wind. This is the time of year I wish I lived somewhere else, but I’ll get through it. I always do! 🙂

  3. I keep passing the “Leave a Comment” area but I’ll get use to it. Thanks for braving the cold to get some cute pics. I have those Spanx pants in petite and love them. They are a bit heavier so I’m trying to wear more before it gets too hot in Texas, plus you can add any color spring top or sweater. I think mine shrunk a bit when I washed them and I definitely don’t put them in the dryer. But I like them more as an ankle length for spring anyway.

  4. Very cute look on you. I never have got the short sleeve sweater to work for me. If warm enough to wear short sleeves, the sweater feels too warm. If cold enough to wear the sweater then my arms get too cold. Lol. The turtleneck would really throw me off. I just would always need a layering piece. I wish the black spanx pants would have worked for me. Maybe I needed to size up. I need to try in store sometime. You look so thin in your photos. I love the Audrey Hepburn look. So classic.

  5. I finally wore my Everlane mules yesterday…..first time ever after buying them late last fall. I’m so happy with them, cute ,stylish, and comfortable! I think I may buy those earrings today. I’ve been wearing silver for years and I guess it’s time to mix it up a bit:) as always I love the outfit and the color of that turtle is gorgeous!
    Thanks again Jolynne your posts are a highlight of my day!!

  6. Love the green turtle Neck sweater 😍 however wool and I are no bueno. You look terr in this out. We are all look forward to spring. March can be tricky. Some days 50s, some days arctic.

  7. Love a nice short-sleeve turtleneck sweater. Used to have a brown ribbed-knit one that came with a felt rose pinned to it. (The top is long gone, but I still have the rose!) The one you’re modeling is a lovely color and I really like the whole “Laura Petrie” vibe (Mary Tyler Moore on the old “Dick Van Dyke Show”).

    P.S. AUDREY Hepburn!

  8. Jolynne!! That look is SO great on you!!! Reminds me of Mary Tyler Moore on the Dick Van Dyke show in the 60’s. Feminine but not frilly which I love!!! Pants fit so well!! Love it!! Thanks for sharing!!

  9. I love the outfit! I agree with the others that there is a Laura Petrie vibe going on and it’s really cute! I sure wish those black Spanx had worked for me. I ordered my usual size, but boy were they skin tight. I could barely get them on. I do love a good sweater tee. And that color is so pretty! Oh – and the comments and box showed up without having to click on it today!

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