A Trendy Turtleneck For Summer

If you had told me five years ago that I could wear a turtleneck for summer, I would have thought you were crazy. Though, to be fair, I would still think you were crazy even if you told me that a month ago.

Outfit: Striped skirt, black sleeveless mock turtleneck, dainty gold necklace, black flats, purple pixie cut

Trends are always changing thanks to designers, celebrities, bloggers, and even the cool people on your campus. I am not exempt from these fleeting fashions. I just usually avoid them because shelling out big bucks for something is not in my nature.

But thanks to trends constantly rotating and my love for thrift stores, I’ve found a way to work around my budget problem and still try out trends that I think are interesting.

Outfit: Striped skirt, black sleeveless mock turtleneck, dainty gold necklace, black flats, purple pixie cut

I was inspired by an old image of Miley Cyrus (yes thee Miley Cyrus) wearing a black cropped mock turtleneck, silver skirt, and a killer Moschino belt. The most captivating part of her outfit was her crop top. I had never seen a mock turtleneck look so chic!

It would have been simple to run out to any fast fashion store and buy the exact piece but where’s the creativity in that?

Outfit: Striped skirt, black sleeveless mock turtleneck, dainty gold necklace, black flats, purple pixie cutPurple pixie cut & red lipstick

I patiently searched through thrift stores for a year until I found the perfect top. It was a black mock turtleneck in a frumpy shape but I saw potential in it and took it home with me.. for free. (Thank you, thrift gods!)

I modified the fit to be tighter by literally doing the laziest sewing of my life. I just put a straight stitch up both sides of the top and it instantly became molded to my body.

To put my own spin on Miley’s original look I wore my favorite black and white striped skirt, a necklace to emulate her shiny pieces, and some flats to make it everyday appropriate.

Dainty gold necklace that says "shine"If you’re like me and you think you’re not a trend person because of this or that, think again. Always try something once, work within your budget and make a style your own.

Outfit: Outfit: Striped skirt, black sleeveless mock turtleneck, dainty gold necklace, purple pixie cut
outfit-details-02Mock turtleneck – free (garage sale)
Striped skirt – paid w/ gift card (Asos.com, old)
Flats – $6 (Wal-Mart)
Necklace – gift
Red lipstick – Stoplight Red by Wet’n’Wild

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