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Fall is by-and-large the most fun season to shop for. It’s about adding things on, layering, accumulating — it’s the exact opposite of summer, when all you want to do is strip away as much clothing as possible, and buying anything that touches your body is unfathomable.
To keep all that excess in check, I make a mood board every season; this fall, mine includes a ton of turtlenecks. Below, five brands in a range of prices who are churning out some really good ones.
Theory has come a long way from being a “work clothes” brand, thanks to a new line of handbags and more sophisticated everyday tops and bottoms that don’t scream “conference call.” Over the summer they jumped on the bodysuit trend, and for fall, they added a turtleneck to it. The one above in a deep burgundy is $180.
COS’s turtlenecks are definitely cheaper — most are merino wool and under $100 — and there are a bunch of different styles to choose from. Seriously, this entire lookbook is either turtlenecks or scarfs worn around the neck like a turtleneck.
Newcomer Khaite, which launched at The Line this summer, has a strong fall collection that’s composed of all neutrals and solids, with two turtlenecks styled throughout the lookbook. Unfortunately, they’re not cheap: both (the ivory top and black bodysuit) retail at $580. But the look is A+.
Okay, now back to reality: Everlane, of course, has turtlenecks. The Luxe Wool Collection is under $100 (most are under $85) and the cashmere turtlenecks are $170. Both styles are looser and more boxy than the standard fitted version.
Lou & Grey, which is getting its first store in New York this week, is also on the affordable end, with super-soft sweaters and knits priced at around $59.90. Look how cozy that model looks — that could be you!