Cowl Pullover: Anthropologie / Denim: Nordstrom / Boots: Madewell – on sale! / Hat: H&M, sold in stores (total dupe of this one & loving this affordable one) / Clutch: Clare Viver / Necklace: TAudrey c/o (10% off with code blondeexpeditions10) / Watch: Michael Kors / Bracelets: BaubleBar, Mindy Mae’s Market & Sira Mara
Something about pumpkin patches screams “turtleneck” to me. Turtleneck sweater, turtleneck dress, turtleneck anything. The thing is, most of the times when I visit a pumpkin patch, it’s 78 degrees with the sun blazing. So the whole idea of a perfectly crisp autumn day where that turtle neck adds just enough warmth, doesn’t turn out quite as planned. The turtleneck feels like a sweaty boa constrictor wrapped around my neck. I end up hot, cranky and have hay everywhere. It’s not a cute look, trust me. Then, I was introduced to the cowl neck.
Cowl necks are essentially the more laid back and cooler cousin of the turtleneck. They don’t get all up in your chin and neck like the turtleneck does; they allow a bit more breathing room. Now don’t be mistaken, I love myself a good turtleneck (I basically live in this one as my layering piece during NYC winters), but I find that cowl necks do the job of both a turtleneck and a sweater which ends up making the debate of what to choose a little easier.
So for my second romp in the pumpkin patch, or basically my excuse to pick up some apple cider donuts, I decided to forgo my turtleneck dreams. This cowl pullover from Anthropologie is the eptiome of a perfect fall to winter transition piece. It’s light weight, but layer-able and most of all buttery soft. I threw it on with my favorite pair of skinnies, grey boots, chunky gold jewels and a wide brimmed black hat. Throw a faux fur vest over it, and you’ll be set for the approaching cooler temps.
What’s your take!? Are you team turtleneck or team cowl neck?