As the seasons change and the weather begins to cool, we all naturally reach for sweaters and sweatshirts to keep warm. While those sartorial options have and will always remain as viable options, it’s fun to change up the routine and interject your wardrobe with something fun, bold and new.
Often seen as a somewhat stuffy and boring, turtleneck sweaters have had a resurgence as of late, becoming an easy way to tell the world that you’re a refined and stylish dresser. If a turtleneck sweater is stylish enough for James Bond, it’s worth working into your cold weather repertoire. Designers have started to get bold with turtlenecks, making them in all kinds of luxury fabrics, across all different kinds of price points; there’s an option for everyone.
We’ve rounded up 11 of our favorite turtleneck sweaters to wear this fall. Don’t hesitate—just grab one and layer it under every single jacket you own.
You’ll thank us later.
1. H&M Muscle Fit Turtleneck Shirt
If you’re not sure whether or not a turtleneck sweater is for you, H&M’s offering is a great entry-level option to try out. At $18, it costs less than a date to the movies! While it’s not as warm as some of the other selections on this list, it’s great to wear right as temperatures start to dip. Give it a whirl and we promise you won’t be disappointed.
2. Calvin Klein Merino Wool Turtleneck Sweater
This Calvin Klein sweater is great basic to work into your wardrobe as the temps begin to lower. Made from merino wool, this turtleneck offers lightweight comfort so you don’t feel suffocated. Merino wool is also known for reducing body temperature and wicking away moisture. We recommend pairing this stunner with a pair of dark jeans and a navy blazer for a classy, yet stylish, look.
3. State Cashmere Turtleneck Cashmere Sweater
If you’re already a convert to the church of turtlenecks and are looking for the next step along the path, State Cashmere’s cashmere sweater is a striking upgrade from what you most already own. With cashmere coming directly from Mongolia, this stuff is luxurious and some of the warmest fabric knits around. It’s also incredibly soft, which means it’ll be comfortable to wear all day long.
4. Everlane Twill Half-Zip Sweatshirt
Love the turtleneck style but need to make sure you get that neck to breathe every so often? Everlane’s Twill Half-Zip Sweatshirt’s got you covered. Made with a quarter-zip top to expose the front of your neck and chest to your liking, this sweater still holds true to the turtleneck style while allowing breathability. It also comes with a front kangaroo pocket to place your hands when they get a bit chilly.
5. Topman Twist Mock Neck Sweater
A chunky knit turtleneck sweater is just what you need in the colder months to strut the street in style. This comfortable choice has white-noise coloring for a bold yet subtle choice — the type that turns heads but keeps you on the low and under the radar. Such a deep coloration is incredibly handsome on any skin tone, and the mock neck really adds to that “I don’t care, but I do” look.
6. Be Proud by BP. Gender Inclusive Tie-Dye Mesh Turtleneck
This pick’s kind of an oddball, but we love it way too much for what it is. This multi-gender, sheer turtleneck is the tie-dye summer top you’ve been looking for but are too afraid to actually buy, but we’re here to tell you that it’s time. Wear this at the next summer rooftop party or at the next pride event you’re heading to. But, for the love of God, please don’t wear this in the winter unless you want to freeze half to death. Because it’s completely sheer, it’s never going to keep you warm.
7. UNIQLO HeatTech Turtleneck Long-Sleeve T-Shirt
This super-thin yet extra warm turtleneck is the cozy underlayer you’ve been looking for. Although the thinness is almost comparable to paper, this long-sleeve tee is bio-warming, heat-retaining and wicks away any self-created or outdoor moisture. It’s perfect for any upcoming ski trip or visit to a colder region where you might have to layer up for longer periods of time. And for just under $20? You might want to snag a few of these.
8. iets frans… Colorblock Mock Neck Sweatshirt
A color block sweater of any kind is a great way to add a bit of pop to any outfit and all in all has a bit more of a trendy feel. This iets frans… turtleneck has a nice throwback look, evoking vibes family photos past. The muted pinks and purples fit side by side nicely with their creamy white counterpart, creating an overall pleasant contrasting color blocking. Made from 100% cotton, it’s sure to keep you cozy wherever you wear it.
9. Todd Snyder + Champion Lightweight Turtleneck Sweatshirt
Sport your favorite crewneck sweatshirt with the turtleneck it never had. Todd Snyder + Champion’s 100% cotton collaborated sweatshirt evokes exactly that, by reimagining Champ’s classic best-selling crew, the team devised a plan to launch a turtleneck option for a fresh seasonable look. Coming in a range of colors, there’s totally one you’ll love and rock ’til the flowers begin blooming again.
10. COS Merino-Yak Roll-Neck Sweater
Fall is full of reds, yellows and browns. Contrast the outdoor aesthetic with a forest green roll-neck that’s seriously timeless in style. I think Will Smith has worn this exact turtleneck once or twice on Fresh Prince, but don’t hold me to that. Made from a merino and yak blend, the material itself is super soft on your skin and warms up your body just right.
11. Asparagus Neon Polar Fleece Sweatshirt
We all know that an oversized sweater does the trick; a garment you feel you can essentially hide in exudes coziness like no other. This electric oversized turtleneck fleece is everything you want in a larger fit sweater times 100. Its trendy oversized pockets and buttons alongside the highlighter yellow color last worn for your 2nd-grade soccer team make this turtleneck the hip 2020 option you’ve been dreaming about.