Understated and eternally chic, a turtleneck knit is a winter fave that also happens to be practical. Updated cuts and layering make it a nouveau classic. Like a great pair of glasses, turtlenecks will instantly smarten any look. Pale, creamy shades in loose, cropped silhouettes feel romantic, especially over fluid trousers. The new, longer styles—lean and woven in a cable or waffle pattern—add a traditional twist to daring micro-minis or leather leggings.
Loosely tuck your hair into the neck and scrunch up the sleeves for an editor-approved look of nonchalance. Runway inspiration: Rebecca Taylor (above, left); celebrity inspiration: Olivia Palermo in Vince (right). Begin your search for the perfect turtleneck with our curated picks.
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