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There is a definite stigma surrounding turtlenecks — they’re uncool, they’re not sexy, they’re too clunky. Well, pish posh to all that. Nicole Richie is rocking a black turtleneck and convincing the naysayers that this look is 100% badass.

For an appearance on Extra, Richie wore a tight black turtleneck, a suede brown tank-dress, ankle-strap heels, her hair in a topknot, and oversized sunnies.

If one outfit could scream “Fall in Los Angeles!” this is the one to do it.

Credit: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images
Credit: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

Last December, Richie told Vogue, “I like the turtleneck style and then I just layer summer dresses or even jumpsuits on top.” That’s literally what she’s giving us here.

Richie’s turtleneck is slim and ribbed, which is a lot like this one from Uniqlo ($29.90).

Credit: Uniqlo

And this vegan suede dress by Abercrombie & Fitch ($40.80) could totally layer over the shirt.

Credit: Abercrombie & Fitch / www.abercrombie.com

When it comes to hair, a ponytail or topknot always looks incredibly chic and helps elongate the neck (along with the turtleneck). NYC-based stylist Daven Mayeda told InStyle last year that his favorite way to style hair with a turtleneck is a messy bun. Mayeda says to go for “undone texture and piecey-ness by spraying dry shampoo roots to ends to counteract the formality of a turtleneck.”

Richie’s topknot and bangs are kind of her ~thing~.

We also think a sleek “ballet bun” would work with this look, which leans all the way into the structured, formal nature of the turtleneck.

We’re looking forward to a never-ending summer by way of a fall season full of summer dresses over cozy knits.