Neck and Neck

I hate turtlenecks. They're pretty boring and they don't look very flattering, but I wear them because they're functional. Until I discovered the magic of layering, I actively avoided them when I could. Unfortunately, that meant my purchases were not being used very efficiently.

This week I discovered that pairing them with boatneck tops works wonders. I love boatneck sweaters because they show off the collarbones and shoulders, but it's too cold to wear them alone at this time. Now I can, and I'm pretty happy about it. The combo just looks better than a turtleneck paired with a crewneck tee, and I think it's because there's such a huge contrast between the two styles.

This is arguably my most creative work outfit of the week, after wearing suits and other boring office staples:

And this is my weekend look. Not as nice, to be sure, but it lets me wear my casual clothes. It's been very rainy and cold here. I don't know when it'll warm up again.


ThatBeeGirl said...

loving both looks! the green striped shirt is especially cute.

michelle said...

Haha, it's funny to read what you wrote about turtlenecks because I get cold so easily during the winter that my neck never sees the light of day from November to March!

Bernie said...

I love those wide leg pants in the first picture. I am generally anti-turtleneck also, but I might have to try this trick.

WendyB said...


Sales Rack Raider said...

Thanks for your comments, y'all!

Bernie--they're actually dance pants. They're also very practical for work because they have pinstripes, and I took them to the tailor to put cuffs on them for a professional look.