I’m not a big fan of the turtleneck: when they’re too form-fitting, they don’t look all that cool, and the roomier ones can veer so shlumpy. I’ve also got a whole thing about needing all my tops and sweaters to show at least a little bit of collarbone: it’s such a universally flattering—and depending on what you’re wearing, sexy—part of the body. Like the modest girl’s cleavage. But I enjoy a challenge as much as the next girl. And so when my always stylish cousin Suzanne requested a post on them I went with it. This one from J. Crew is about as classic as they come, and the excellent blue would look so good with skinny black pants.
(Can I also just say that although I used to seriously loathe cable necks and view them as the lowest of low on the totem of preppy style, I am now finding them quite cute? This one from Zara is so fun with the contrasting knit on the sleeves.)
This is pretty much the ideal big, huggy weekend weekend sweater.
I like how slouchy this one is, but not at the expense of figure-flattery.
And I surprise myself by liking this one, but there’s something rather psychedelic apres ski about it that both amuses and delights.