It was only a few years ago that turtlenecks were an enemy of mine. I hated the way they looked and felt, like I had something caught in my throat or as Mitch Hedburg would say, “like being strangled by a really weak guy, all day.” But I finally came around to the style and let me tell you, turtlenecks are having a moment. From actual royal families to fictional “royal” families like the Roys on Succession, turtlenecks are a fall staple for a chic look without much effort. We’ve rounded up some of the top turtlenecks to give your next fall outfit a new silhouette.
Splendid 1x1 Rib Long Sleeve Turtleneck Tee T-Shirt, $58 on Amazon: Made from a mixture of cotton and rayon, this breathable turtleneck is one you’ll want to keep around. It’s a little bit stretchy yet not too thin, which is a fine line some brands don’t achieve.
The Cotton Turtleneck Tee, $28 at Everlane: Is there a basic that Everlane can’t make great? 100% cotton and lightweight, wear it as a shirt with a pair of jeans and a blazer or layer it under a chunky sweater for maximum warmth.
Pima Cotton Turtleneck, $30 at L.L.Bean: You can’t really go wrong with a classic. L.L.Bean’s affinity for quality and affordability gives you a wide range of options and this Pima cotton turtleneck is at the top of the bunch. Seriously, it has a 4.4-star rating with over 1,000 reviews.
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