What Jewelry Can Be Worn With Turtlenecks?

Actress Emmanuelle Chriqui wears a gold pendant necklace with a gray turtleneck at an East Hamptons event in 2013.
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A neck-covering turtleneck comes in a variety of looks, ranging from fitted thin-knit styles to chunky cable knits. The type you choose informs your jewelry options, but don’t shy away from decking out your neck or your lobes just because you’re rocking a turtleneck. Think of the turtleneck as the ultimate accessory backdrop and adorn it in style.

1 Earring Elegance

Oversized turtlenecks call for a simple stud or button earring, but when the style is streamlined and tailored, break out the dangling dazzlers. Rock sparkling chandeliers or a 3-inch strand of colorful stones to add brightness to a basic black turtleneck. For a simpler approach, opt for thin or thick metallic hoops for maximum face-framing.

2 Necklace Niceties

Unless your turtleneck is exceptionally thick or a cowl-neck style, don’t shy away from necklaces just because your neck is covered with fabric. Instead, use your turtleneck as the backdrop for everything from metallic chains to a chunky bib necklace. Layer a winter-white turtleneck with several gold chains or rock a charcoal turtleneck with an ornate cross pendant, dainty lariat or colorful tassel-style necklace.

Stacey Kole holds a Master's Degree in Education and has written for a variety of education publications. She also was managing editor of the International fashion and beauty publication Savvy, penning cover stories on such celebrities as Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough.