11 Black Turtleneck Outfits to Pin to Your Mood Board

Get ready for layering 101.

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Let's go back to basics. Everyone wants to look chic in the winter while staying warm, and the black turtleneck is Marie Claire fashion editors' favorite way to stay stylish and bundled up through the season. Investment pieces like this one should be high quality and stand the test of time, and our all-time favorite black turtleneck, the Wolford turtleneck bodysuit, is worth the price tag with its second-skin feel and seamless knitting technique that ensures a flawless, smooth fit. Here's how to wear it every day without your coworkers even noticing you're recycling it.

1. The Neutral Look

Turtlenecks - The Neutral Look

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In a wardrobe rut? Go back to the classics—the essential pieces that you've built your wardrobe on. The white trouser, perfectly roomy cardigan, sturdy Chelsea boot, and slightly slouchy wool coat will never let you down.

Shop the pieces: Pearl Drop Earringss, $71; Wolford Colorado Bodysuit, $250; Isabel Marant Etoile Coat, $675; A.L.C. Cardigan, $45; Joe's Jeans, $188, Prada Shoulder Bag, $3,200; ASOS Boots, $36

2. The Effortless Look

Turltlenecks - The Effortless Look

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Wear this casual, cool ensemble while out running errands or enjoying lunch with friends. Button the flannel to the top or keep it unbuttoned for relaxed weekend vibes.

Shop these pieces: Wolford Colorado Bodysuit, $250; R13 Plaid Shirt, $540 (similar); Khaite Denim, $380 (similar); Cole Haan Sneakers, $130.00; A.P.C. Crossbody, $435.00

3. The Paris-Inspired Look

Turtlenecks - The Paris-Inspired Look

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An off-duty wardrobe doesn't have to lack sophistication. A polished black turtleneck pairs perfectly with a pair of high-waisted chinos and a loafer. Parisian chic, oui?

Shop the pieces: Wolford Colorado Bodysuit,$250; Raey Trousers$266 (similar); TSATSAS Bag, $1,745.00; AG Jeans Jacket, $215 (similar); Church's Penny Loafers, $505

4. The Workplace Look

Turtlenecks - The Workplace Look

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Make this turtleneck work for your in-office wardrobe. Style it with a blazer for the boardroom and wear it alone for dinner and movie.

Shop the pieces: Wolford Colorado Bodysuit, $250; Gucci Skirt, $1,800 (similar); Altuzarra Blazer; $1,286 (similar); Sam Edelman Boots; $128 (similar), Coach Bag; $340 (similar)

5. The Big Meeting Look

Turtlenecks - The Big Meeting Look

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This black bodysuit alleviates the need for tucking in yet another layer. Close the deal with a streamlined black pant and lady-like jacket

Shop the pieces: Wolford Colorado Bodysuit, $250; Tory Burch Jacket, $300; Nili Lotan Culottes, $330; Alexander Birman Slingback, $750; Cuyana Bag, $245

6. The Going-Out Look

Turtlenecks - The Going-Out Look

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Transition a warm weather dress to a going-out staple with a form-fitting black bodysuit. While the mix-and-match possibilities are endless, we love to punch it up with an on-trend animal print.

Shop the pieces: Wolford Colorado Bodysuit; $250.00, Nili Lotan Dress; $267 (similar), Stuart Weitzman Booties; $575 (similar), Mansur Gavriel Bag; $595.00, Alighieri Hair Pin; $220

7. The Fancy Dinner Look

Turtlenecks - The Fancy Dinner Look

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Need a solution for your favorite sheer blouse? Pop on this multi-tasking turtleneck to paint the town red.

Shop the pieces: Wolford Colorado Bodysuit; $250, Dolce & Gabbanna Top; $585 (similar), Prada Skirt; $3,650 (similar); Aldo Heels; $85; H&M Bag; $18

Sara Holzman
Style Director

Sara Holzman is the Style Director for Marie Claire, where she's worked alongside the publication for eight years in various roles, ensuring the brand's fashion content continues to inform, inspire, and shape the conversation about fashion's ever-evolving landscape. With a degree from the Missouri School of Journalism, Sara is responsible for overseeing a diverse fashion content mix, from emerging and legacy designer profiles to reported features on the influence of social media on style and seasonal and micro trends across the world's fashion epicenters in New York, Milan, and Paris. Before joining Marie Claire, Sara held fashion roles at Conde Nast's Lucky Magazine and Self Magazine and was a style and travel contributor to Equinox's Furthermore website. Over her decade of experience in the fashion industry, Sara has helped guide each brand's style point of view, working alongside veteran photographers and stylists to bring editorial and celebrity photo shoots to fruition from start to finish. Sara currently lives in New York City. When she's not penning about fashion or travel, she’s at the farmer’s market, on a run, working to perfect her roasted chicken recipe, or spending time with her husband, dog, and cat. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork