UPDATE: This story was originally published on October 10.
We know what you're thinking — turtlenecks are so 1995. But, we're here to tell you that this clever little sweater is back…in a big way. The new season ushers in the classic in so many shapes and styles, from formal and form-fitting to loose and flowy. Plus, not only is the staple an of-the-moment way to cozy up for fall, but it can also be relied upon to carry you through pretty much any occasion.
Need proof? We've picked out our favorite heather-gray, flattering-on-everybody version, and styled it for all your cold-weather activities; think: boardroom meeting, hot dinner date, or a girl's night out (yes, you can even wear it dancing!). We're giving you permission to take a fashion risk and layer up this perennial must-have with all of today's trends.
A pencil skirt is the ultimate power piece when it comes to office wear — this green number is loud and proud, so tone down the outfit with a basic blazer and nude pumps. And, of course, you can't forget the carry-everything tote.
Chinese Laundry Danger Zone Pumps, $89, available at Piperlime; Topshop Ponte Boyfriend Blazer, $70, available at Topshop; J.Crew Merino Turtleneck Sweater, $85, available at J.Crew; Bauble Bar Gold Snap Cuff, $38, available at Bauble Bar; Tibi Lurex Jacquard Pencil Skirt, $445, available at Tibi; Moserat de Lucca Calla Wild Tote, $189.95, available at Free People.
These oxblood leather pants are so in season, and a statement necklace can jazz up the laid-back look of a turtleneck in a big way. Keep your footwear simple with a fall-perfect bootie, and you're ready to dine.
Rich and Skinny Leather Look Legacy Jean, $220, available at ELuxe; Cole Haan Cassidy Bootie, $268, available at Zappos; J.Crew Merino Turtleneck Sweater, $85, available at J.Crew; Zara Cord Chain Necklace with Coloured Rhinestones and Diamante, $29.90, available at Zara; Foley + Corinna Petra Cross Body Bag, $295, available at Shopbop.
A night on the town calls for sequins and all things glitter, and, of course, a killer pair of heels. Don an updo and flaunt some statement earrings to truly turn heads.
Zimmerman Belted T-Bar Bootie, $495, available at Zimmerman; ASOS Suede Studded Clutch, $36.94, available at ASOS; J.Crew Merino Turtleneck Sweater, $85, available at J.Crew; Forever 21 Daisy Circle Earrings, $5.80, available at Forever 21; Haute Hippie Floral Sequin Mini Skirt, $625, available at Far Fetch.