15 Outfits That Will Actually Make Your Basic Black Turtleneck Look Cool

It's no secret that a black turtleneck sweater goes with, well, anything. As a fall and winter staple, the timeless knit piece has become a go-to option for fashion lovers everywhere—especially when they find themselves at a loss for what to wear. But the style has also become synonymous with everyday basics, which means standard black-turtleneck outfits can often feel a little lackluster.

Luckily, when it comes to styling simple basics, no one does it quite like our favorite fashion people. Case in point: a black turtleneck with checked trousers and a PVC trench coat. And just in case you needed more ideas for how to style the classic sweater, we gathered the best looks this stylish set has put together.

Ready to get your fill of chic, fresh ways to style your black turtlenecks this season? Scroll down to see how these It girls are wearing the piece and then shop a few new versions of it.


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Style Tip: For a monochromatic fall look, wear your sweater with a denim miniskirt and black ankle boots.


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Style Tip: Need an easy ensemble to wear to the airport? Opt for a cropped style with a pair of joggers and a trench coat.


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Style Tip: Complement your animal-print ensemble with a black turtleneck top.


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Style Tip: Get into the spirit of the holiday season with a red plaid skirt.


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Style Tip: Styling a black turtleneck with checked pants and a shiny trench coat will create an ensemble that's undeniably cool.


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Style Tip: A black turtleneck can easily dress up any casual outfit, including one with a blazer and jeans.


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Style Tip: Layer a black turtleneck underneath a leather jacket for a going-out outfit.


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Style Tip: A black turtleneck will add polish to any ensemble. Style it with a pleated midi skirt for the office.


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Style Tip: For a more casual look, a cropped turtleneck with a basic mini is all you need. Throw on a trench coat for an added layer.


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Style Tip: You can always let your turtleneck serve as the base layer to a winter ensemble and layer it under your favorite pieces.


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Style Tip: If you have a turtleneck vest, take an unexpected approach and style it over your shirts.


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Style Tip: If you want to wear a warm-weather piece like a light blazer into the colder months of the year, just slip a black turtleneck underneath.


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Style Tip: You'll never go wrong wearing your sweater with a pair of jeans. Bonus points if you add a chic puffer coat to the mix.


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Style Tip: Look for details that make your sweater unique, such as trumpet sleeves.


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Style Tip: Give your faded jeans a cool edge with a cropped turtleneck sweater.

Dale Arden Chong