Today’s Coveted Working Looks: Cooing Over the Cowl Neck

by Rachel Yeomans | December 7th, 2010   

One of my favorite items of clothing is the cowl neck. On the weekends you are almost always guaranteed to see me cozied up in leggings, chunky thigh high socks, a long tank and a cowl neck sweater. But what about at the office? Why can’t I transfer that feeling of complete comfort into the workplace? Well I decided…I can! I love the Ella Moss cowl below with the strategic layering of the long-sleeved top. The GUESS cowl also makes a statement – notice how both have detailing toward the waistline to provide some shape (we want to be comfortable, but we definitely don’t want to look like we’re wearing a bag). And adding a chunky necklace or cuff bracelet adds that hint of glamour to a cozy professional ensemble.

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I am a complete sucker for any clothing that is white. It just conveys that cool and crisp feeling – perhaps it’s the representation of snow – or perhaps I just like accents of white. Whatever the reasoning, this cowl sweater from BCBGMAXAZRIA just puts me in that cozy winter mode. And notice the sleeve length? It’s quite difficult finding sleeves that reach past the wrists in so many long-sleeved tops – however others are so long they are a bit too casual for the office space. And of course, I absolutely adore the cowl neck. Pair this sweater with a pair of wide-legged black Theory slacks, patent leather booties, and diamond or silver studs, and be prepared to work through your day both in professional style and in cozy comfort.

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