Winter is a tricky time for brilliant outfit ideas, but in living through my first New York winter, I found that there is one item that makes the season that much more bearable—a thin layering turtleneck. The best thing about this particular layering piece is that it comes in a variety of styles, from printed and mesh to ribbed and cashmere, meaning no matter where you live or what your style is, there's a thin printed turtleneck just destined to go home with you (preferably today).
Ahead, I shopped out 23 of my favorite versions of this winter essential to show you just how great they really are. Layer these babies underneath a chunky sweater on colder days or wear them on their own as a simple (or statement, if you go for the neon green one) top that will be equal parts comfortable and stylish. Thin turtlenecks are the item that will save you this winter as you try to navigate the tricky waters of layering, and as my selections below make evident, you can clearly have fun while doing so.
The perfect hue to wear with everything from brown to black to navy.
A designer name worth wearing on your neck.
Just thin enough.
The striped detail on the neck is giving us '70s vibes.
Wear this alone or underneath a chunky knit.
This is the easiest way to wear neon.
Stock up on everything from this brand.
This print will give you life.
Turtleneck snaps are the trend we didn't know we needed.
If you don't own anything mustard yet, this is your chance.
I own this in leopard print and wear it maybe twice a week.
Wear the rainbow.
Or just wear a neutral version of it.
You've never needed a green turtleneck more.
This piece will make print mixing of any kind a breeze.
A bit pricey, but worth the hype if you're into that sort of thing.
Proof a striped turtleneck can make or break a look.
Make sure to stock up on one in each color.
We love the subtle pink accent around the neck.
Spice up your office trousers with this lime green knit.
This one needs no explanation.
Prada is always a yes.
Last but not least.
Next up, shop all the It items in NYC right now.