More commonly associated with colder weather and winter-wear, high-necked tops have been put on the back burner for far too long. With modest fashion on the rise, leave behind the notion that “less is more” and opt for a traditional neckline for a more demure silhouette. For those wary of the stifling heat, lightweight high-necked items lets you cover up in a chic way while giving you the freedom to move effortlessly from work to play. Turtlenecks can be as functional of a staple as they are versatile: layering it with a delicate knit cardigan rounds the shoulders for a softer look, while slipping on a structured leather jacket gives it a touch of sophistication and edge. To further bring out your personality, play with different lengths and variations—a shorter neckline works well for a format fit, or those who are more statuesque can choose a full-length neck to exude confidence.