The Turtleneck You Need this Season

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Chico's Coolmax Turtleneck with Lurex on Wardrobe Oxygen

What a year this has been, and what an intense few months. I feel as though it was just summer and now Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I feel I need to catch up and get ready for the holidays, and that includes my holiday wardrobe! I am ready for some sparkle and shine while also staying warm, cozy, and comfortable!

chicos coolmax

As I've mentioned before, I am a Chico's Ambassador and that gives me the opportunity to try their New Arrivals and style them any way I wish. I've worked with Chico's for several years; two years ago I got one of their Coolmax turtlenecks and fell in love with its ability to keep me warm without overheating.

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You can see me wear that Coolmax Turtleneck in this blog post, in this blog post, and in this blog post as well.

I often find turtlenecks confining and I can easily get hot and feel itchy, even if the fabric isn't itchy. Also with full arms, shoulders, and bust, I sometimes feel like a stuffed sausage in turtlenecks, especially when layered under other pieces.

I never felt that with the Chico's Coolmax turtleneck and was looking forward to adding another one to my wardrobe this winter.

chicos lurex denim jacket

Sweater: Lurex Ribbed Coolmax Turtleneck c/o Chico's (2) | Jacket: Foil Tweed Jacket c/o Chico's (2) | Jeans: Fly-Front Jeggings c/o Chico's (1.5 Short) | Earrings: c/o Chico's | Booties: ASOS (old; similar)

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Sparkle, Shine, and Comfort with Chico's Coolmax Turtleneck

Well this year, the Chico's Coolmax turtleneck is available in a ribbed version. Available in a deep red or navy with sparkly Lurex at this link, gray and ivory and plum with Lurex at this link, and in non-sparkly colors at this link; these sweaters aren't too thick but will keep you warm without being overheated. And no itchiness!

This is a sweater that looks great tucked in or left out, under a blazer or jacket or on its own. I love the subtle sparkle of the Lurex versions, it's perfect for the holidays or if you just feeling like celebrating!

Chico's Coolmax Turtleneck with Lurex on Wardrobe Oxygen

I asked Chico's for this turtleneck… and then I saw this foil tweed jacket and had to pair the two! With pearl buttons, a zipper, and a lining this could be a lightweight piece of outerwear, or could replace a blazer to create an ensemble.

It could glam up a graphic tee or look elegant over a black pantsuit, ponte sheath dress, or a knit tee (with a strand of pearls!).

chicos metallic denim jacket

Seriously, this is the kind of jacket that pulls together so many things in your closet. Black, navy, denim, stripes, even a cat print could be a fun contrast with this navy with gold foil tweed jacket! I totally plan to wear this jacket with a graphic or striped tee, black joggers, and my favorite trendy sneakers!

chicos jeans

I've had these jeggings from Chico's for a while. They're stretchy without being thin or legging-like, have traditional 5-pocket styling, wash up nicely, and keep their shape. I like the color which isn't rinse, but isn't distressed. It can dress up or down.

While I often size down in Chico's denim, with these I recommend going with your regular size (TBH I wish I did as I wear such jeggings with shorter sweaters and jackets instead of like leggings with tunics). They really don't stretch out more than a quarter of a size and I haven't found them to shrink in the wash.

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  1. I just wanted to say thank you for addressing the holidays outside. It’s been a hard year in our family (family divided) so it’s nice to have someone acknowledge what we have to do, outside.

  2. Very cool! And also apparently a thing this year, or two things together. In the Talbots catalog I see a foiled tweed jacket with a Lurex ribbed turtleneck.

  3. I love that jacket! With a black turtleneck and trousers it would look very smart. Add some pearl earrings to finish the look. Thank you!

  4. The CoolMax is a good idea in a turtleneck!
    I like the sweater and I like the jacket but they might be a bit much together. It can be hard to get the right neckline to go with a jean jacket, the turtle solves that issue, much less bulky than a big scarf.
    I think either would be great with jeans!

    It seems like we will be outdoors longer this season, so jackets/insulated shirts and turtles will get some use this year!

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