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I love a good turtleneck. So much so that I wish I could wear them year-round (but don't worry, I'm not insane). I eagerly await the Fall and Winter months when it's acceptable for me to bust out my assortment, and as I'm sure you can imagine, it's vast: chunky knits, fitted mock-necks (technically not a turtleneck, but close enough), and ribbed styles are the styles I wear most. While I'm totally an equal turtleneck opportunist, my absolute favorites are tissue-thin styles I can easily tuck into jeans, high-rise pants, and skirts as well as comfortably layer under sweaters, dresses, and shirts sans bulk. I'm also here for a good turtleneck bodysuit; it's the ultimate piece for achieving a seamless look. To put it simply, what a white t-shirt is to many, a thin turtleneck is to me. An utterly essential basic I can't live without.
One of my go-to outfit formulas is a thin turtleneck tucked into high-rise jeans with boots in cool weather; it is super flattering, is easy to throw on, and always looks polished, though effortlessly so. But when I need to bundle up a bit more or simply want to experiment with layers, a thin turtleneck can really transform an outfit, even if it's just barely peeking out from under a cozy knit, button-down shirt, or sweatshirt.
To give you a visual on just how easy layering a turtleneck is, I've snapped a few pics detailing three superwearable looks. From a vegan-leather-shirt-and-jeans formula to a double-sweater situation (fear not, I'll break this down), ahead, my guide to layering a simple turtleneck IRL. While these looks err on the side of minimalist, I promise, the results are anything but boring. Plus, I've shopped out all three of my outfits head to toe, including most of my exact pieces and similar styles.