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

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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.

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

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.

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

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

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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).

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.

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

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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Style du Monde

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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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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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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