12 Refreshingly Cool Ways to Wear Winter’s Most Versatile Basic

Judith Jones
·3 mins read

When it comes to a winning marriage of chic and cozy, nothing beats the turtleneck. The versatile basic is without a doubt the unsung hero of our cold-weather wardrobes. Whether you opt for a thick, chunky sweater or a tissue-thin form-fitted turtleneck to layer, they unquestionably add an air of sophistication to every outfit. A simple black turtleneck is striking in its simplicity; when worn in a colorful print or color, it can add a bold statement to your outfit.

There are a myriad of ways to wear them this season—a simple beige or black turtleneck looks gorgeous when paired with a trending chain-link necklace or statement drop earrings—for a day-to-night look. Add a turtleneck under a button-down shirt and pair with wide-leg trousers for an Insta-worthy outfit, or layer a thin one under a slip dress for a chic fall ensemble. However you wear it, there’s something uniquely powerful about a turtleneck, and you’ll never regret buying one. Scroll below to see all the refreshingly cool ways to wear winter's most versatile basic and shop our favorites on the market.

It's all about layering your turtleneck in chic ways this cold-weather season. Try a blazer over a button-down over a chic black fitted turtleneck for a winning look.

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Halogen Long Sleeve Turtleneck ($39)

An ivory turtleneck is the perfect neutral base for a colorful vest or jacket.

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525 Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater ($78)

Opt for a pop of color to add a vibrant touch to your wintery outfit. Try a longline cardigan over an autumnal mustard turtleneck and pair with relaxed pants.

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Doublju Long Sleeve Lightweight Turtleneck Top ($14)

Lean into the equestrian trend and layer a lightweight turtleneck with a fitted cardigan, blazer, leggings, and riding boots.

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& Other Stories Long Sleeve Turtleneck ($39)

The only thing sleeker than an all-black ensemble is pairing it with a chocolate brown puffer coat. Refreshingly cool.

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Ava & Viv Long Sleeve Turtleneck ($15)

For a minimal-chic look, pair a fitted oatmeal hued turtleneck with a sleek high-waisted midi skirt and barely-there sandals (or leather knee-high boots when the temps start to drop).

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Violeta by Mango Fine-Knit Sweater ($40)

Bold plaid pieces are trending for fall/winter—leaning into the grunge trend we saw on the runways. It's the perfect piece to pair with a neutral turtleneck this season. Finish the look with stomping boots and a cool a classic black blazer.

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H&M Knit Sweater ($25)

Simply add a long line blazer and logo tights to a classic black turtleneck for a chic day-to-night look. Miniskirt optional.

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H&M Knit Turtleneck Sweater ($20)

Turtlenecks and check blazers are a match made in heaven. For a fresh touch add relaxed wide-leg trousers and sneakers.

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Everlane The Organic Cotton Turtleneck ($28)

Get more longevity from your utility jumpsuit this winter by layering a colorful turtleneck underneath it. A pastel blue hue pairs particularly well with beige.

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C by Bloomingdale's Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater ($99)

Mix textures. Try a turtleneck with a mixed woven texture and wear with other plush fabrics, such as shearling and corduroy.

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Iro Adyna Turtleneck Knit Sweater ($495)

Turtlenecks are the perfect layering piece. Wear as the base layer under a button-down shirt (worn slightly open) and finish with a long coat to keep the look interesting and elevated.

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Essential Bodysuits Essential Mock Neck Long Sleeve Bodysuit | Onyx ($78)

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This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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