Making the Transition: Short-Sleeved Turtlenecks

I know, I know – it’s January 16th and I’m already talking about spring. Don’t think I don’t understand how strange it must be, considering the right outside my windows, -8 degree air slowly frosts my windowpanes.

Trust me – there’s a reason for my sub-zero madness! Many of the fall essentials are going on sale as they become “unusable” in the frigid depths of winter. Fortunately for us, a new, slightly warmer season is upon us – perfect for some of these great fall staples!

Case in point: Short-sleeved turtlenecks.

They’re not quite warm-weather, not quite cold… They’ll keep you toasty warm beneath a jacket or dress, but also provide adequate temperence when you step inside a warm coffeehouse, restaurant or office.

I, personally, love them layered under… well, anything. Luckily, they’re amazing on their own with a statement (or simple) necklace; truly one of the most versatile garments available.

… and cheap! Check out these great deals:

AB Studio Rouched Turtleneck

$48 $24

Buffalo “Trina” Sweater from Kohl’s
$58 $34.80
Also comes in “Winter White”

Love Rocks Puff-Sleeve Turtleneck Sweater from Kohl’s
$24 $16.80

G by Guess Devon Turtleneck

$34.95 $17.48

Victoria’s Secret Merino Turtleneck Sweater

$68 $29.99

Ann Taylor Cashmere Ruched Turtleneck

$119 $39.44

French Connection Mix Knits Turtleneck

$88 $29.99
Also available in 4 other colors!

For some serious turtleneck-spiration (as in inspiration, not perspiration…), check out my first encounter with one… A truly life-changing experience.


  • Turtlenecks are fab for under suits. I wear them a lot! Much easier than ironing. Thanks for this post :)

  • While I like the look, I’m not sure I understand the shortsleeved turtleneck. Or, worse yet, the sleeveless turtleneck. When it’s warm enough for short sleeves, it’s too warm for a turtleneck, and vice versa….

    That said – I think I am purchasing the last one!! Supercute:)

  • Sal

    OK, this is a piece than normally gives me pause … but the half-sleeves ones really are adorable. And I agree that they make a fantastic transitional piece.

    Sal´s last blog post was Dress Size/Self Esteem!