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Anyone who grew up in the ’70s, ’80s or early ’90s remembers their mothers torturing them with the requisite turtleneck. Though it took a sartorial break for a couple of decades, it’s back and chicer than ever. (We’ve put our mommy issues aside and embraced them wholeheartedly.) Here, nine ways we’re styling ours these next few (frigid) months.

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With a Bold Coat and Crossbody Bag

What’s the best way to beat the winter blues? Wearing an in-your-face color that brightens up even the grayest day. Pair a more muted-toned sweater with a standout topper and an on-trend chain-link flap bag. The result: The happiest ensemble this side of December.

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With a Bomber Jacket and Skinny Jeans

FYI, bomber jackets are still going strong into 2017. And they’re the perfect complement to a chunky turtleneck sweater. Complete the foolproof look with skinny jeans (which are also going strong) and over-the-knee boots, which aren’t required but look pretty damn great.

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With a Moto Jacket and Miniskirt

Tissue-thin turtlenecks can read a bit prim and proper but certainly not when you toughen them up with accompanying pieces like leather motos and minis. To keep it from swinging too far to the other extreme (i.e., too rock star), stick to coordinating prints and colors (though we’d never say no to a statement bag like this one).

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With a Moto Jacket and High-Waisted Pants

For extra-chilly days when you’d rather cover up your legs, swap the skirt for impossibly chic trousers. (You can even keep the tights under the pants for bonus layering.)

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With a Trench and Velvet Booties

We’ve already established that trench coats are total classics, but, as this outfit proves, the timeless style can also look thoroughly modern when worn with one of our favorite trends, statement booties. Bonus points if they’re in an equally trendy material like velvet. 

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With a Maxi Skirt and White Sneakers

Who says maxis are just for warm weather? Not us, and not this stylish lady, who so expertly demonstrates that floor-gazing silhouettes—with simple, tucked-in turtlenecks—can look totally at home in the winter. And if you’re worried about looking too fancy, throw on a pair of your favorite white sneakers, which look casual and completely effortless.

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With a Slim-Cut Suit

Guys shouldn’t get to have all the suiting fun, and this unbelievably chic light pink set proves it. To keep the effect streamlined, stick to matching colors and slim fits, which are a modern and flattering alternative to skirts and dresses.

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With Colorful Pants and a Faux-Fur Topper

If it’s warm you want, it’s warm you’re going to get. This look isn’t for the faint of heart, but that makes it all the more unicorn-like. Sure, you could wear basic black trousers instead of bright red ones, but we’re all about this statement-making pairing of gorgeous color and rich texture, grounded by a basic gray turtleneck.

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With Cropped Jeans and Mid-Calf Boots

More of a jeans and T-shirt gal? Look no further than a chunky cable knit, half-tucked into a pair of cropped, raw-edge jeans (which, yes, are still a thing). Complete the outfit with mid-calf boots, which, in addition to looking amazing, cover the bit of your ankles that the pants expose.

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