It's Time to Layer Up! This £45 Knit Is the Key to Getting Cold-Weather Ready

Though we're yet to experience the full wrath of a British winter, the days are getting noticeably shorter and the quickening wind has has regained its familiar cool whip. It's now finally cold enough to don our winter coats, and, in fact, it is so chilly that an a additional layer underneath wouldn't go amiss, especially into the evenings. Now layering season has come into full effect, we'll be reaching for fine knits with high necks for that extra bit of coverage that these days demand.

As fashion editors, we've invested serious time into hunting down the lightweight knits that are up to the job. Whilst the weather remains changeable, we're keenly looking for a fine layer that doesn't add bulk and can work within our autumn capsule wardrobe by layering underneath a fuller knit, a cotton shirt or a warm jacket.

We've scoured the high street to find the turtleneck that does it best, and topping the charts is COSMerino Wool Turtleneck Top (£45). 


COS Merino Wool Turtleneck Top


Courtesy COS

Composed of insulating merino wool, this fine knit is ideal for autumn layering. The pleasantly soft wool knit sits comfortably on the skin without agitating it in the way that some itchier wools can. Sitting closely without clinging, this fine knit turtleneck has very quickly become a pillar in my wardrobe rotation, layering underneath heavier knits or standing up on its own on warmer days.

@basicstouch styles a roll-neck turtleneck.



Off the back of back-to-school season, I'm inspired to style mine underneath a crisp white shirt and longline blazer, but moving forward into the colder months I'll be wearing this as a base layer underneath thick wool knits or cosy winter coats. 

Available in every colour you could hope for, shop the COS Merino Wool Turtleneck along with my pick of other great roll-neck tops below.


A black turtleneck is a cold weather non-negotiable.

Brown is a trending colour this autumn/winter.

Wear the rollneck on its own in the chic striped print.

Bring some vibrancy to your winter wardrobe with this striking knit.


This roll neck knit will keep you warm all winter.

This form-fitting knit is perfect for layering underneath a shirt.

Wear on its own or layer underneath a warmer jumper.

Cropped knits go so well with high-waisted trousers.