There’s no denying that turtlenecks fall under the category of trickier tops to wear. After all, up until recently, they had a misguided reputation for being frumpy and unflattering. However, when styled right, this cold-weather classic can actually transform your ensemble and—dare we say it?—make you look incredibly cool. Need proof? Scroll down for 21 easy-to-try outfits built around a turtleneck, and shop your favorites at the end!
The style director of Harper’s Bazaar wore a white turtleneck with a waffle-knit sweater and an animal-print jacket, producing an enviable layered result.
This Aussie model proved a gray monochrome look is anything but boring.
We love how Ewers’ blonde hair contrasts with her all-black outfit.
Style challenge: Layer a turtleneck underneath a floor-length shirtdress and accessorize with a skinny belt and thigh-high boots.
Tank Magazine’s chief executive and fashion director shows us how to transition our favorite matching set to fall (and winter).
A black-and-white outfit is sure to give your turtleneck the perfect dose of edginess.
This fashion consultant’s knack for mixing and matching style staples is impeccable. We love how she wore her turtleneck over a geometric-print skirt and accessorized with a choker and color-blocked heels.
Wrap a scarf around your turtleneck for an unexpected outfit combination.
This look is reminiscent of the Olsens. Translation? Must copy now.
We’re quite fond of how the senior fashion editor of Mytheresa.com, Veronika Heilbrunner, teamed her cropped shearling jacket with a tissue-thin turtleneck and black pencil skirt.
For an unstudied vibe, wear a slouchy turtleneck with gaucho pants.
Layer a turtleneck underneath a double-breasted coat and cinch your waist with a black belt.
Wear a wintery white coat over a ribbed turtleneck for a ladylike ensemble.
To get Teisbaek’s look, balance a fitted turtleneck with an oversized blazer and wide-leg trousers.
Elongate your neck by color-blocking your separates.
Experiment with a turtleneck in a shaggy texture, like mohair.
Spice up your knitted turtleneck with a fringe skirt and lace-up heels.
Going on a bike ride? Try a turtleneck look like this off-duty model!
Punch up a heather gray turtleneck with a black leather skirt.
Neutralize exotic prints with a solid turtleneck worn underneath.
Hop on board the thigh-high boots trend, and wear yours with a turtleneck and printed cardigan for a well-balanced ensemble.