1.27.2008

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.

5 comments:

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...

Cute!

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.