The turtleneck sweater gets a pretty bad rap. Maybe it’s not as sexy as a silk cami, but this staple wields impressive styling powers.
There’s one particularly crafty way to wear the high-neck piece that was huge on the fall runways and is starting to trickle down to the street now too: layered under a dress. During the Fall 2015 shows, Tanya Taylor layered thin turtlenecks under plunging dresses, Delpozo clashed super-bright colors, and Mara Hoffman made summery slip dresses ready for winter with the addition of a black high-neck sweater.
This trick might be simple, but it’s still genius—and if there’s a better way to wear your summer wardrobe all through winter, we sure haven’t seen it yet. Here’s the real clincher though: You can emulate the look with two pieces that already live in your wardrobe.
Ahead, you’ll find 14 inspiring ways that the street-style and blogger crews have interpreted this runway styling trick.