This "Boring" Hero Piece Is the Secret Ingredient to All These Excellent Outfits

Well, hello, October. And hello, turtleneck season! I, for one, am 100% ready for a snug and comforting extra layer to keep me feeling cozy and looking chic as we enter into the cold months ahead.

While we all have that one oversize turtleneck that if we could, we would wear every day, we must admit that the real MVPs of the season are our lightweight turtlenecks. Whether you opt for ribbed, cashmere, cotton, or wool, the versatile staple is the secret ingredient to our most stylish fall and winter outfits.

The body-hugging fit not only keeps you warm and cozy, but they're also ideal when it comes to layering. They go perfectly under button-down shirts, dresses, and oversize sweaters and they can also add a subtle statement if you opt for printed or textured ones. But even the simplest of turtlenecks exude a sophisticated touch. Below, we're sharing some cool lightweight turtleneck outfits that prove the "boring" basic deserves a place in your cold-weather wardrobe.



This turtleneck, button-down, and blazer layering formula always looks seriously chic (not to mention it will keep you warm). 

Pair a rich toffee-hued turtleneck with similar tonal hues for a cozy-cool look. 

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



For a brighter look on a chilly day, opt for a pop of color and layer a bold turtleneck under a trending sweater-vest.



You can't go wrong with a check blazer over a turtleneck for a stylish autumnal look.

Throw on a blanket-style poncho over your turtleneck this season for the coziest fall look we ever did see.



This outfit proves that simplicity can be seriously striking.



Don't underestimate a black-on-black look. A fun print will break up the hue perfectly.

The three T's work every time (tailored trousers + trench coat + turtleneck!).

Opt for a variety of versatile hues such as a sage green hue. Perfect when paired with cream jeans.



A button-down over a turtleneck is a classic combo that will never go out of style.



Look for a turtleneck with unique details such as buttons, ribbing, and fun prints and colors.



Let a statement leather set shine by grounding your look with simple neutral turtleneck.

An oversize blazer looks all the more sophisticated when paired with sleek black turtleneck.