When it comes to a winning marriage of chic and cozy, nothing beats the turtleneck. While the wintery sweater may not exactly be the first item you gravitate toward when you want to pull together a fashion-forward look (it’s had a bad rap in the past for being too bulky and bookish), the tried-and-true staple should by no means be overlooked this cold-weather season.
Turtlenecks are 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—taking you easily into the night in style. Add a turtleneck under a button-down shirt and pair with wide-leg trousers for a chic work look, or layer a thin one under a slip dress for a night out. However you wear it, there’s something uniquely powerful about a turtleneck, and you’ll never regret buying one. Scroll below to see how cool girls are wearing theirs right now and shop our favorites on the market.