1 Piece, 3 Ways: Your Trusty Turtleneck

If we were to write down what we wore for the last five days, there'd be one simple common denominator: the turtleneck. This wardrobe workhouse doesn't get the appreciation it deserves. But, this winter, we're putting it in the sartorial spotlight. It's the only piece in our closet that comes equipped to fight this never-ending deep freeze. Plus, it makes every outfit instantly chicer. Layered under a lighter frock or paired with a mini for nighttime, the turtleneck is one simple way to say "I know how to dress for this weather" like, every single day of the week. Subtext? Feel free to be an outfit repeater.
Replace Your Going-Out Top
Swap your traditional night-on-town look for a warmer turtleneck-and-mini-skirt combo. The flirty silhouette will turn just as many heads as jeans and a lighter top, and we promise you'll be way more comfortable.
Alice + Olivia Be Jeweled Clutch, $465, available at Shopbop; Givenchy Bar Detail Knee Boot, $519, available at Barneys New York; New Look Pink Crepe A-Line Mini Skirt, $30, available at New Look; hansel from basel Wool Rib Tights, $36, available at La Garçonne; Uniqlo Extra Fine Merino Rib Turtleneck Sweater, $12.90, available at Uniqlo; Rebecca Taylor Tweed & Leather Coat, $450, available at Rebecca Taylor.
Replace Your Work Shirt
Button-downs have had their place in the sun, and now it's time for the turtleneck to take the reins. Put together a pants-and-blazer look, and let your high-neck sweater be the base. It's a quick-and-comfy way to make an outfit sleeker and cozier.
Uniqlo Extra Fine Merino Rib Turtleneck Sweater, $12.90, available at Uniqlo; Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. Saffiano Leather Tote, $295, available at Saks Fifth Avenue; Opening Ceremony Lee Satin Ballerinas, $315, available at Opening Ceremony; Mango Tailored Blazer, $79.99, available at Mango; Marlene Birger Sarafina Houndstooth Brocade Tapered Pants, $139.99, available at The Outnet.
Revamp Spring Staples
Make your favorite warm-weather frock pull double-duty by introducing it to — you guessed it — the trusty turtleneck. Layer the top underneath the dress for an outfit with personality that you can wear all season long — and pretty much anywhere.
Uniqlo Extra Fine Merino Rib Turtleneck Sweater, $12.90, available at Uniqlo; La Garçonne Moderne Malin Merino Cashmere Cardigan, $595, available at La Garçonne; Modekungen Parka, $230, available at Modekungen; ASOS Leather Boots, $120.37, available at ASOS; Suno Brocade Floral Dress, $238, available at Shop Les Nouvelles.