Wearing: Layered Turtleneck

My mother is one of the most fashionable people I know. Whenever I need advice on what to wear, she's my go-to. I love looking through old photos of my mom and seeing what she wore, especially when she was my age. The funny thing is, she had me when she was my age. It's fun to see my mom's comfortable and casual style from this time in her life. And there I am bundled up in the biggest pale pink snowsuit. A fashionista from the start for sure. Whenever I think of my mom's signature style, there's one staple that sticks out: the turtleneck. Usually the first thing that comes to mind with a turtleneck is covered up and bulky. However, my mom makes a turtleneck look as chic as a french girl on the Champs-Élysées. How did she do it? Finding soft fitted turtlenecks and layering them under chic sweaters and cardigans. For my winter style I decided to take a page from my mama with a layered turtleneck look.

Wearing: Layered Turtleneck

Wearing: Layered Turtleneck

Wearing: Layered Turtleneck

Wearing: Layered Turtleneck

turtleneck: j.crew, sweater: forever 21 (similar), jeans: lucky brand, boots: similar, sunglasses: ann taylor loft

I have to admit that turtlenecks were never my favorite thing. They were one of the options for my winter uniform in private school. They were baggy and shapeless on middle school me. A layered turtleneck meant putting it under a big sweater. I looked like I was wearing a big shapeless bag on top. Now that I can make my own style choices, it's fitted and light layers all the way. The layered turtleneck look is a winter go-to. Being fairly covered up keeps you warm but you still have the opportunity to stay stylish. Though I love this striped version, I'm on the hunt for a simple black one. If you find one, let me know!

On a different note, it's a bit hard to post on here about things like a layered turtleneck or the perfect accessory. If we're friends on twitter, you know my feelings about the current situation in our country. I also shared some of my thoughts last Monday on the Women's March and the future. Here is the thing: I don't want to seem ignorant of current events but I also want to be true to this space. My blog is about sharing ways to have a happy and confident style that suits your life. Therefore, I am going to try to (mostly) stick to style and travel posts as is my norm. It's my hope that you'll find my little blog a spot to take a break and to support you in living the life you want.