From the beatnik era to Steve Jobs' habitual donning of this staple piece, the turtleneck's place in fashion and pop culture has been storied. Though it looks good as a stand-alone item, the power of the turtleneck lies in the layering opportunities it affords — whether combined with outerwear pieces or worn under a loose-fitting tee or camp collar shirt.

As fall sets in, layering should be a central part of your styling repertoire. That means that your wardrobe should feature a strong foundation of roll-neck sweaters for the coming months. Luckily, a host of brands, from Stone Island to Jil Sander, are getting in on the high-neck action this season which makes your fall styling life smooth and easy.

Check our highlight roll-necks below.

Stone Island Roll-Neck Jumper

Roll-Neck Jumper

Roll-Neck Jumper

$340

Stone Island

Buy at Harvey Nichols

While much of Stone Island's offering deals in high-end tech, the Italian label knows the classics, too. This pure wool roll-neck jumper shows how great it is when the simple things are done well.

Jil Sander Turtleneck Sweater

Turtleneck Sweater

Turtleneck Sweater

$660

Jil Sander

Buy at Luisaviaroma

Jil Sander always keeps things understated which shifts the focus onto the materials. Pure virgin wool is the protagonist here.

The Row Emile Sweater

Emile Sweater

Emile Sweater

$990

The Row

Buy at Luisaviaroma

While we're on the subject, The Row is a master of understated but high-end. Woven from wool and silk, this lightweight turtleneck is ideal for layering.

Marni Turtleneck Sweater

Turtleneck Sweater

Turtleneck Sweater

$750

Marni

Buy at Luisaviaroma

In general, when it comes to a layering piece you want to steer clear of the bold hues. That rule doesn't apply here.

JW Anderson Anchor Jumper

Anchor Jumper

Anchor Jumper

$470

JW Anderson

Buy at 24S.com

JW Anderson's Anchor motif sits front and center of this stark red sweater which is cut from merino wool for a light, warm staple over fall and winter.

Fendi Wool Jumper

Wool Jumper

Wool Jumper

$980

Fendi

Buy at 24S.com

This Fendi wool jumper is a tale of two parts. One section comprises the neck and arms while the torso stands separately. Oh, and it has built-in mittens. This presents some serious decisions to make when layering.

Nicholas Daley Waffle-Knit Sweater

Waffle-Knit Sweater

Waffle-Knit Sweater

$360

Nicholas Daley

Buy at Mr Porter

Unimposing, neutral, yet supremely confident, this relaxed waffle-knit sweater from Nicholas Daley is a verified fall/winter essential.

Marine Serre Second Skin Turtleneck

Second Skin Turtleneck

Second Skin Turtleneck

$350

Marine Serre

15% off sitewide FW2021

15% off sitewide FW2021

Buy at ssense

many of the heavier wool selections in this roundup will be worn as top layers but Marine Serre's signature Second-Skin Turtleneck is so thin that it functions best as a base layer.

Hyein Seo Draped Turtleneck

Draped Turtleneck

Draped Turtleneck

$225

Hyein Seo

15% off sitewide FW2021

15% off sitewide FW2021

Buy at ssense

Made from a 60 percent Tencel blend, this Hyein Seo turtleneck sweater features a faded graphic across the chest to imbue the pared-back piece with a touch of character.

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