Many women wonder how to style a black turtleneck when purchasing this staple piece for their wardrobes. Black turtlenecks are super versatile and look great as part of casual outfits, dressy outfits and even office wear.
Learning how to put together on-trend outfits with a black turtleneck is a great place to start when upgrading your fashion style. I’ve been styling black turtlenecks for years, as they are so cosy yet have an understated chicness to them that forms a fantastic base for any outfit. To help inspire other women I decided to create this definitive guide to styling a black turtleneck, to share all of my tips and tricks for putting together fashionable outfits with this wardrobe staple.
Without further ado here are 20 women’s turtleneck outfit ideas, to suit a range of occasions…
- 1. Wear a black turtleneck top with classy culottes
- 2. Style a black turtleneck jumper with mom jeans and a tweed jacket
- 3. Pair a black turtleneck sweater with a long winter coat and ankle boots
- 4. Style a black turtleneck with a distressed denim jacket
- 5. Keep it casual in dungarees
- 6. Pair your black turtleneck in autumn with a fall toned midi skirt
- 7. Look chic in a boucle co-ord
- 8. Style with trendy baggy jeans and a printed pouch purse
- 9. Match your black turtleneck with a black leather jacket
- 10. Add a pop of colour with a bright cropped jacket
- 11. Add colourful drama with a red skirt and bag
- 12. Wear a black turtleneck with a skater skirt and tailored jacket
- 13. Pair a black turtleneck with Converse for a cute and casual look
- 14. Cosy up in a black turtleneck jumper and a chunky scarf
- 15. Dress up a black turtleneck with a silky maxi skirt
- 16. Layer a black turtleneck under a neutral toned sweater
- 17. Layer a black turtleneck under a summer dress to transition through the seasons
- 18. Put together an all-black outfit for a seamless look
- 19. Wear a black turtleneck under a trendy teddy fleece jacket
- 20. Accessorise a black turtleneck with layered silver necklaces
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1. Wear a black turtleneck top with classy culottes
Culottes pants are a gorgeous style of trousers that instantly dress up an outfit. They look great for a range of occasions, from business lunches to date nights, and pair exceptionally well with black turtlenecks for a polished look.
In the above image I styled a dusty pink pair of culottes with my black turtleneck, a pair of heeled ankle boots and a simple bag. The outfit looks put-together and tailored, and is oh so comfortable to wear. Switch out the ankle boots for a pair of heels for an easy business casual outfit, if you are styling your black turtleneck for the office.
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2. Style a black turtleneck jumper with mom jeans and a tweed jacket
Mom jeans are a super trendy cut of jean that add a pop of style to any outfit. Style a black turtleneck with a comfy pair of mom jeans and a chunky belt, for a casual outfit with a touch of chic, thanks to the sleek silhouette of the turtleneck. Finish with a tweed style jacket for an effortlessly polished look.
In the above image I styled my black turtleneck with a pair of blue wash high waisted mom jeans, sleek heeled ankle boots and a beautiful tweed style jacket. The jacket elevates the turtleneck, as it adds texture and Chanel-esque style.
I bought this jacket years ago on Amazon for a really affordable price, and it’s become a wardrobe staple of mine ever since.
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3. Pair a black turtleneck sweater with a long winter coat and ankle boots
The easiest way to style a black turtleneck in winter is with a long, warm coat. Choose a tailored looking coat with a lapel collar for a sleek and stylish look, that compliments the streamlined cut of the turtleneck.
Finish the outfit with heels over flats, to elongate the legs and add to the elegant silhouette.
In the above image I paired my black turtleneck with a pink lapel collared coat, with a hem that meets the knee for extra warmth on the lower body. The outfit looks elegant yet casual, thanks to the long lines of the garments and the simple straight legged jeans.
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4. Style a black turtleneck with a distressed denim jacket
Black turtlenecks are a wardrobe staple piece, due to the classic cut of the top. Like the turtleneck, denim jackets never go out of style! Put these two timeless pieces together and you get a universally cool look, that’s flattering on all body types. Pair a black turtleneck with a distressed denim jacket, a chunky belt and a pair of heels for a super cool look with a touch of rock and roll.
If you’re feeling adventurous, pair the denim jacket with a pair of jeans in the same wash, for the trendy double denim look.
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5. Keep it casual in dungarees
Wear a black turtleneck with a fun pair of dungarees for one of the easiest, most comfortable and most stylish turtleneck outfits. Dungarees are another timeless piece that feature in many of our wardrobes. They look great throughout the seasons and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
In the above image I styled my pink dungarees with a black turtleneck and match black boots for a look that contrasts colours. I added a leopard printed pouch purse for a pop of detail. This look is both fun and casual, perfect for running errands on the weekend or for a lunch with friends.
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6. Pair your black turtleneck in autumn with a fall toned midi skirt
A great way to dress up a black turtleneck in autumn is with a fall toned midi skirt and tights. Midi skirts are a classy cut of skirt, and they look beautiful when paired with a conservative turtleneck. Add tights for warmth as the seasons change, and pair with a fall toned purse and heeled ankle boots.
In the above image I paired my black turtleneck with a printed midi skirt, with warm maroons and oranges in the pattern. The chevron style is eye catching and looks great with a simple turtleneck. When shopping for a midi skirt to pair with a black turtleneck look for one that incorporates black in the pattern, that will match easily with the top and a pair of tights.
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7. Look chic in a boucle co-ord
Co-ords are a chic way to style a black turtleneck, as they look effortlessly classy. A boucle or tweed style co-ord and turtleneck pairing is an excellent choice for the office or for a more formal event, where you need to look polished and put-together.
In the above image I styled a boucle jacket and a boucle skirt with monochrome threading with my black turtleneck, for an elegant outfit that easy to put together. Add tights and heels or sleek booties to finish the look with style. A co-ord is a great wardrobe staple set, as it’s easy to style and is a safe bet for when you need to look presentable.
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8. Style with trendy baggy jeans and a printed pouch purse
Baggy jeans are on-trend at the moment, favoured by TikTokers and Gen Z influencers. Style a black turtleneck with a trendy pair of baggy jeans and a printed purse for an easy in-style look. Finish the look with pointed toe ankle boots with a tall shaft that fits to the calf for a chic finish.
When shopping for baggy jeans to pair with your black turtleneck choose a high waisted cut with a balloon style leg for a super comfy and on-trend look. Pair with a slightly thinner style turtleneck, so the material doesn’t bulk around your waist.
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9. Match your black turtleneck with a black leather jacket
Layering a black turtleneck under a suede or leather jacket is a quick way to elevate the top with an element of tailored ‘cool’. Leather jackets look fantastic with turtlenecks, for a timeless edgy look that pairs rock n’ roll with a conservative cut piece.
In the above image I styled my black turtleneck with black pants and a black leather jacket, for a sleek and seamless silhouette. Finish the look with black accessories, like a belt or shades for a striking style that’s universally flattering.
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10. Add a pop of colour with a bright cropped jacket
Brighten up your black turtleneck with a colourful cropped jacket. A flashy jacket adds a pop of style and compliments the simple style of a black turtleneck.
Choose a cropped jacket for a trendy silhouette that looks great throughout the seasons. In the above image I paired my black turtleneck with a mustard coloured faux leather jacket, that’s cropped at the waist for a flatting look. Finish the outfit with heels and sleek black pants for an eye-catching outfit that’s effortlessly cool.
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11. Add colourful drama with a red skirt and bag
Dress up your black turtleneck with a fun colourful denim skirt and a matching purse. Red is a great compliment to black for a striking look that looks great in the winter months.
In the above image I paired my black turtleneck with a red denim skirt and a red croc purse, for a stylish finish. Wear with tights in the colder months and finish the look with ankle boots for a sleek look. The red adds a bit of drama to the outfit which is really fun and bold.
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12. Wear a black turtleneck with a skater skirt and tailored jacket
For an elegant and feminine look dress up your turtleneck with a black skater skirt and a tailored jacket. The flare of the skater skirt creates a fun and flirty silhouette, whilst the tailored jacket adds classy elegance that creates a beautiful contrast.
In the above image I styled a boucle tailored jacket with a black turtleneck and black skater skirt, for a girly yet sophisticated outfit. The style of jacket is timeless and classy, which I really love. This style is popular here in the UK amongst preppy dressers as it’s sophisticated yet easy to wear.
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13. Pair a black turtleneck with Converse for a cute and casual look
Converse are a great style of sneaker that never goes out of style. Available in a huge range of colours and patterns there is a pair of converse out there to suit all tastes.
When styled with a black turtleneck Converse add a touch of casual style that relaxes the outfit for an effortless trendy vibe. In the above image I styled my yellow converse with a pair of baggy jeans and a black turtleneck for a relaxed weekend outfit. This is a go-to look that I love for my down time, when I’m grabbing coffee or running errands.
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14. Cosy up in a black turtleneck jumper and a chunky scarf
A chunky cosy scarf is the quintessential fall and winter accessory. Pair one with a black turtleneck and you have a snuggly, yet sophisticated look that’s perfect for the weekends. As black is a great colour base for an outfit, pair whatever coloured or patterned scarf you like with your turtleneck, for a cute look.
Scarves made of soft felt or wool type material are extra warming in the colder months, to add a layer of cosiness to your outfit.
In the above image I paired a huge colour block scarf with my black turtleneck for a comfortable style.
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15. Dress up a black turtleneck with a silky maxi skirt
Dress up your black turtleneck in a satiny, silk maxi skirt for a super chic look. Turtlenecks are a fantastic base for dressier items, as they are simple and don’t draw the eye too much, allowing whatever you pair them with to shine. Try styling your black turtleneck with a silky/satin style maxi skirt for an on-trend look.
When shopping for a silky skirt to pair with a turtleneck choose one that incorporates black in the pattern, to look more tailored and put-together. Matching the garments is key.
In the above image I paired a patterned satiny maxi skirt with my black turtleneck and heeled black ankle boots. I love this style as it’s classy yet casual and perfect for a range of occasions.
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16. Layer a black turtleneck under a neutral toned sweater
Many women ask how to layer a black turtleneck. Here is a quick guide:
- Layer a black turtleneck under a neutral toned knit sweater for a chic look
- Layer a black turtleneck under a satin slip for a super on-trend style
- Layer a black turtleneck under a sweater vest tucked into high-waisted jeans, with chunky sneakers
There are endless ways to layer a black turtleneck, for all kinds of occasions. Dress up your black turtleneck by layering it under a silk dress or keep it casual under a sweater vest with lots of chunky necklaces stacked on top.
In the above image I styled my black turtleneck by layering underneath a neutral toned knitted sweater, for a simple yet put-together look.
17. Layer a black turtleneck under a summer dress to transition through the seasons
Another great way to layer a black turtleneck is under a summer dress. This is a simple way to transition summer dresses through the seasons, and get more use out of them in the colder months. Choose a summer dress that matches black, or is of a neutral colour or pattern for an easy pairing.
In the above image I styled a black turtleneck under a mini dress, that’s definitely more suitable for summer. Add more warmth with a pair of tights and style with colour contrasting accessories for a pop of detail.
18. Put together an all-black outfit for a seamless look
Look super chic in an all-black ensemble, by pairing a black turtleneck with black pants and boots. Keep the accessories simple, with subtle metallic details for an understated cool.
Choose form fitting pants or a more relaxed mom jean fit – it’s up to you! In the above image I styled form fitting black jeans, to keep the look super sleek and to streamline my silhouette. Elongate your legs with heeled black boots for a sexy finish.
19. Wear a black turtleneck under a trendy teddy fleece jacket
Teddy fleece jackets or coats are an adorable fashion choice for the colder months. They have been really popular for the last few years, and with good reason! They are super comfy, cosy and look oh so cute.
Pair a black turtleneck with a teddy fleece jacket for an easy yet trendy look that’s really quick to put together. I styled my black turtleneck with a beige toned teddy fleece jacket, but there are endless colours out that that look fantastic when styled with black.
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20. Accessorise a black turtleneck with layered silver necklaces
An easy yet super stylish way to accessorise a black turtleneck is by layering delicate silver necklaces over the top of the neckline, for a pop of detail. This style is so on-trend right now, as it’s so pretty.
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Here are three more easy ways to accessorise a black turtleneck:
- Accessorise your turtleneck with a beret for a cute and chic look
- Wear chunky statement earrings with your black turtleneck
- Layer a pearl necklace over your black turtleneck for a timeless touch of class
Thank you for reading this ‘How to Style a Black Turtleneck’ guide – I hope you feel excited and inspired to style a black turtleneck and enjoy mixing this staple piece into your wardrobe!
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Lorna is a footwear geek and the founder of Wearably Weird. She created a YouTube channel in 2021 for fellow footwear fanatics, dedicated to detail-rich footwear reviews and info. She has a fashion media qualification (awarded in 2011).