Wardrobe Re-Wear : Black Turtleneck

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Wardrobe Re-Wear.  These are my favorite posts, but at the end of the semester, it was just too hard to get one done.  Now it’s back, but I’m switching things up a little–I’m taking a black turtleneck from a recent post and showing you another way to wear it.  A black turtleneck is a must-have basic wardrobe piece that never goes out of style!  As with any basic piece, a black turtleneck can be worn for a variety of occasions.

OUTFIT 1: Office Ready

This outfit was recently featured as part of my post about Kushyfoot.  You can see more pics and get outfit details here.  For the office, I love pairing a black turtleneck with a patterned skirt and boots.  It’s a very put-together look that will keep you warm in the winter.

OUTFIT 2: Date Night Ready

You can quickly transform your outfit into a date night one by switching the skirt for some distressed jeans.  Here, I swapped the accessories and shoes as well to completely change up the look. I came so close to passing up these jeans when I spotted them on the clearance rack at J. Crew Factory, but I’m so glad I came to my senses before I left the store.  
Turtleneck: JCP, $7.99 (with code JANBUY50)
Jeans: J. Crew Factory (no longer available)
Clutch: SewSarahR Etsy shop, $35 (with added strap- $40).  I purchased this as a Black Friday special with a pair of earrings for $32.50 ($37.50 with strap)
Smoking flats: Old Navy, $6.50 (similar, $14.99; similar,  $9.88 w/ code EXTRA10)
Earrings: Selene earrings in Opal from ElisabethAshlie Etsy Shop, $17 (similar, $15)
Necklace: Forever 21, $4.80 (no longer available online)

If you’re loving these outfit ideas, be sure to follow me on Instagram (@brightonabudget).  I frequently post #ootd/#wiw, and pass along good deals as soon as I see them!  I hope these posts give you some ideas about how to shop your own closet and match-up clothes you never thought of pairing together!

Photos are by my awesome friend, April Brooks.  She does photography on the side. If you’re interested in contacting her, please let me know.

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Hi there! Iโ€™m Tif Fannin, the blogger behind Bright on a Budget, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Bright on a Budget is a Southern fashion and lifestyle blog where I share everyday looks, beauty, and travel, along with a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a working mom of two. I have a penchant for bright colors + good deals. Follow along for posts that are relatable to the everyday woman.

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  1. 1.14.15

    Love the wardrobe re-wear. I adore that clutch and those jeans look amazing!
    Della@ Della Devoted

  2. 1.14.15

    Typo up there….sorry for the deleted comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I've been drooling over those ON smoking flats every time you post them on Instagram! Today I have to return some stuff in store, and if they have a pair in my size they are definitely coming home with me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 1.14.15
    Kay R. said:

    Looking good! I love versatile clothing items and its perhaps why I love black clothing so much!

  4. 1.14.15

    Such a versatile piece! I love it!

  5. 1.14.15

    A black turtleneck is a must have piece! Love seeing both ways you styled it! Your date night look is super cute!

    Doused In Pink

  6. 1.14.15

    So cute! I am also LOVING that plaid clutch. I kind of have a plaid obsession.

    Thanks for linking up!


  7. 1.14.15

    Adorable! I need to remember to use some of the different clutches I own when going out with hubby…I get busy and forget!

  8. 1.14.15

    I LOVE how you transitioned a work look to be a date night look. I'm all about multi-purpose outfits!

  9. 1.15.15

    I agree that everyone needs a great black turtleneck!!

  10. 1.15.15
    Katie C said:

    Besides the amazing outfit choices (and the great pictures! Love them!), those tasseled shoes. Adore!! These are my favorite posts. Love when you do them!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

  11. 1.15.15

    Hello Tif, you look absolutely adorable in your re-wear outfits and the houndstooth coat is definitely to die for! Stay gorgeous and keep in touch always. ๐Ÿ™‚

    TWITTER | INSTAGRAM: @raysofraya

  12. 2.2.15

    I definitely love the turtleneck with the jeans look ๐Ÿ™‚ It is good to be back to blogging and checking out your blog oncemore. Thank you so much for checking on me while I was away. Rachel xo