How to Wear: Kristel Turtleneck

Kristel Turtleneck Top

Our most versatile piece the Kristel Turtleneck Suspender Top will give you endless styling options. You can show off your suspenders, or hide them. Wear the cutout in front or at the back, pair it with skirts or trousers, dress it up or keep it casual.

Kristel Turtleneck


 

LAYER UP 

Kristel Top is great for layering. Let the turtleneck and suspenders do the talking while they peep out from underneath a jumper. It’s a great transitional piece to wear and take from your Winter wardrobe straight into Spring.


 

WEAR TO WORK

Kristel also helps you look polished at the office. Tuck the suspenders in to wear the top as a classic turtleneck with a pencil skirt. If you’re feeling more adventurous let the suspenders show and add a pair of smart trousers to keep it classy.

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PARTY ENSEMBLE

For a fashionable party look dress the top up with a pair of heels and funky culottes. Bright and pastel tones add a nice balance, keeping the outfit soft yet bold. Don´t be afraid to be playful. That´s what the top was made for!

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Behind the Design: Kristel Turtleneck

Turtleneck Suspender Top

We launched the first Summer collection in 2009 with our Kristel Suspender Tank Top being one of the stars. Women immediately fell in love with its feminine shape and the comfortable jersey fabric. I was certainly one of the fans of the design. Being from Estonia I had to also create something to survive the freezing Nordic Winter in the same classy style. This is how the Kristel Turtleneck Suspender Top was born.


 

Kristel Suspender Top

Named after our first photographer and my dear friend Kristel Raesaar, the top is as versatile as her creative mind (she came up with the term “loungerie” for us, so you get what I mean). The top can be worn hidden as a layering piece or you can rock it with pairs of jeans and let the suspenders show. Moreover it’s reversible, meaning you can have the cutout in the front or at the back.


 

Turtleneck Suspender Top

Made in Estonia from the softest viscose jersey sourced from our long-time suppliers in Italy, I never wanted to compromise on the fabric. It had to be the softest and most durable option we could find. I wanted women who wear the top to feel confident, comfortable and sexy. With so many ways how to wear it, I think it really ticks all the boxes.


 

Manufacturing

I have always seen it as an more fashionable alternative to a classic black turtleneck.
It truly is a staple piece with a twist!


 

Suspenders

Kriss’s SALE Favourites

Our SALE is in full swing and there’s so many pretty pieces to choose from. To help make the process easier we asked Kriss to share some her favourites, how she wears them and why they have found a firm place in her wardrobe.


 

Glitter Trousers

Superwide floor-length soft shimmering cotton trousers with elasticated satin waistband and stripes on the sides. Ribbons at the bottom allow you to either wear the trouser legs wide or gather them into a puff.

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Kristel Monarch Suspender Top

A signature piece with a glam detail. The top is made of supersoft viscose jersey, it’s decorated on the sides with satin panels that give a visual slimming look. It has a keyhole detail on the back with a square satin bow and Kriss Soonik signature gold metal cat logo button. The top is reversible and truly gives you endless outfit options.

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Elve Mesh Body

Mesh body with wide elastic under bust for a support, satin bow in the front and ruffle detail on the bottom. It’s a great layering piece and the lovely pale pink colour works magic on all skin tones.

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3 Ways to Wear: Kristel Turtleneck Suspender Top

There are definitely more than 3 reasons why Kristel Turtleneck Suspender Top is the best-seller of the Kriss Soonik collections. Sure, it´s the combination of the soft material, the unique pattern, the sexy details. But now add all the multiple ways you can wear the top, and you get a combination for success.

day

A suspender top for the office? Of course! You don´t even have to be exceptionally brave because you can hide the details under a pencil skirt and no-one will ever know. To make the look more striking, you can reverse the top and wear the keyhole detail in the front.

EVENING

Want to wear trendy pink but are worried you´ll look like a 15-year old? Trust me, not going to happen when you wear it with the black Kristel Turtleneck Suspender Top. Just add a bit of sparkle and you´ll be fine.

weekend

Turtlenecks are a big hit this Autumn/Winter. But why have the boring version when you can spice things up? The suspender details are a cool touch to bring to your weekend denim look.

 

Photographer: Virge Viertek

Make-up/ Hair: Britt Ressar

Stylist: Piret Vapajeva

Model: Liis Teemusk

 

Behind the Scenes: AW15 Moodboard. Vol.2

The second line of AW15 to launch this week is the ribbed jersey in navy.

The ribbed jersey range is feminine, the lace cut out details make it elegant, and the navy colour adds depth. It was inspired by the sea at night, Guy Bourdin photographs and lingerie detailing.

AW15 Ribbed Moodboard

For a couple of seasons the star details of the ribbed jersey line have been the lace wings on the gowns and tops, and the removable Marabou puffs on the suspender tops. This season we have added a halter-neck top with a gold suspender clip & button detail that will hopefully become as popular. Claire top is specially designed to be worn under the Wings Wrap or even Wings Top – letting the skin glow through the lace wings.

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For all our fans in the Nordic climate, we listened to your comments, and we are happy to announce that this AW15 all sleeves in this range are full-length long. So now you can fully wrap yourself in the soft jersey while staying subtly sexy.

Outfit Ideas: Shop the sale

We dug around in our archives to bring you ideas how to style some of the pieces now available in our Summer sale. Here´s what we found.

Sparkle Suspender Top
How to wear
This cool suspender top is from our AW13 collection. The black fabric is spiced up with hints of gold lurex. The top has a shiny patent collar and a keyhole detail in the front. It can be a sexy boudoir piece, yes, but it could also be something casual yet funky in your daily wardrobe.

Polina Top
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Polina Top is a classic, which we re-launched due to popular demand for SS15. This time it comes in gorgeous nude & orange French lace to make it a must have for summer. As well as being absolutely adorable Polina is every bit as versatile, it comes with a belt which can be worn in 2 different ways –- tightly around the body or leaving the sides floating.

Susan Body
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The Kriss Soonik signature piece came in a romantic pale yellow + white combination for SS14. A reversible bodysuit so versatile that you can wear it with a blazer and shorts in the city or for a glamorous boudoir evening on your honeymoon.

3 Ways to Wear: Polo Suspender Top

There´s a reason why our Suspender Tops are selling like hot cakes – they are versatile! Yes, you can hide the garter details under your skirt with stockings or wear it simply hiding under your trousers as a regular top but that´s only half of the fun. It´s time you showed off your suspenders! Here are a few ideas how to wear the top this week.

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This day look has a very strong rock´n´roll edge. Spice the Top up with other attention seeking detailing – leather jacket, printed trousers, cool tank boots – and your suspenders will make you look like a bad-ass rock star.

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Your office look just got a quirky twist! A very feminine outfit that will make your average cardi/skirt combination look fresh and exciting. It´s also perfect for after work dinner and cocktails without looking boring.

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The Polo Suspender Top will give your girly weekend outfit a powerful touch. The top is such an easy item to wear – just pair it with a skirt and off you go. Your effortless yet sexy weekend look sorted – you´re very welcome.

Photographer: Virge Viertek
Make-up/ Hair: Britt Ressar
Stylist: Piret Vapajeva
Model: Liis Teemusk

Behind the Scenes: Autumn/Winter 2014 Moodboard

Cosy up. Elegantly, please!
Every Autumn and Winter we shift towards the warm and comfy. Focus on materials that make us want to cosy up while staying sexy and elegant.
The star of this season is the soft and sumptuous Italian ribbed viscose jersey. Next to our decadent signature French lace and naughty mesh, the combination is bold and beautiful (yes, I just wrote that…).

Adventures in Brazil
Lime green mixed with grey, burgundy and black – combinations that shouldn´t work but work so very well. But then again, I designed most of the collection while travelling in Brazil. Rio de Janeiro, Fortaleza, Jericoacoara – the powerful natural colour statements mixed with the man-made greyness is something that strikes you over and over again in that country.

Get your rabbit out
The AW14 collection has been inspired by an Estonian expression “Get the rabbit out of your trousers” which means be yourself, be brave and get out there! As well as the phrase representing the whole ethos of the brand, it has also literally influenced the collection –  little Marabou puffs reminding fluffy bunny tails have been used as a playful detail on our signature pieces – suspender tops, lace lingerie sets and luxe loungewear. And the best thing about them, they are removable!

Cheeky elegance
One of my main muses throughout the years has been Audrey Hepburn. Her free spirit and effortless style keep charming me over and over again. “What would Audrey do?” is often the starting point of a new collection. But this season we added a touch of rock ´n´ roll into the mix. No doubt that when Kate Moss becomes a cheeky Playboy bunny, it will turn into a reference point for our bunny-inspired collection.

Click to check out the new AW14 collection now in our boutique.

All images via Pinterest

Outfit ideas: Kristel Polo Suspender T-shirt

This Spring-Summer (and probably many Summers to come) we are obsessed with the Kristel Polo T-shirt. Here are some ideas how to mix the versatile top into your wardrobe.

Kriss Soonik Kristel Suspender Polo Tshirt - Evening out
Dare to wear. For a glam evening look, mix the top with skinny trousers, a chic blazer and high heels. Balance the sexiness with cute details – like the adorable Charlotte Olympia bag.

Kriss Soonik Kristel Suspender Polo Tshirt - Office
Office wardrobe just got a new favourite. If you prefer to hide your sexy side from your colleagues, then you can always wear the suspenders hidden under you skirt with or without stockings. What others see is a gorgeous, feminine, well-cut polo t-shirt with cute puff sleeves.

Kriss Soonik Kristel Suspender Polo Tshirt Lazy Sunday
Lazy Sunday look. Sporty & fun with an element of sexy that is guaranteed to spice up your outfit for that Mimosa brunch with friends.

Have fun! Explore!

For the details of the items used on these images please visit our Polyvore page.

What I wore in Tokyo

In March I spent a week in Tokyo hosting our 5th anniversary #ksworldtour party, but also visiting lingerie boutiques and meeting with Japan´s top fashion editors. As always I wanted to incorporate as many of our styles into my outfits as possible. Here are some examples of the outfits I wore that week in Tokyo.

Kriss Soonik Outfit with Rebecca Top and Eva Suspender Belt
2 pieces at one go! It was raining heavily one day, so really didn´t feel like wearing any colour. Instead decided to play with different black textures. The Rebecca jersey top with the lace collar and new Eva Suspender Belt are a match made in “underwear as outerwear” heaven. The Eva Suspender Belt is a fun item – you can be ultra sexy with suspenders attached to the belt, or go chic by removing the suspenders.

Kriss Soonik Lace Bodysuit Outfit
I love flared trousers that´s no secret. I also love bodysuits. And here I am matching my 70s look trousers with our Susan Lace Bodysuit. Don´y worry though if you´re not a bodysuit person. The Susan now also comes as a top. But did you know that both of the styles are reversible? You can wear the opening in the front or at the back. Versatile, sexy, elegant and fun pieces. No wonder they are our best-selling styles.

Kriss Soonik Suspender Top Outfit
At a meeting with a suspender top? Yes, always. And especially in Tokyo. Here I am wearing the Limited Edition Kristiina Ribbed Jersey Suspender Top from our next AW14 collection. An early teaser. Matching it with a pencil skirt and high heels. We have many similar styles on our webshop now, check out the Classic Kristel Suspender Top or Kristel Polo T-shirt from the current Spring/Summer collection.