Monday, October 28

cozy turtlenecks


Like other twins I know, my twin sister and I call each other all the time. Even when we know it may disrupt work, wake up a husband or overtired kids, we generally cannot help ourselves. But the one time we do not call each other is between the hours of 7AM to 8AM on weekdays, when we are both in the hectic throes of getting our kids dressed, fed and off to school. So when she rang me during that crazy hour last week, I picked up the phone, knowing whatever she had to say was direly important. "You have to put my new H&M sweater on LE CATCH," she said. She went on to describe the perfect chunky-knit navy turtleneck that she's been wearing to photo shoots in New York and how she's inspired famous models to drop everything and go buy one for themselves. "It kind of looks Celine," she explained, "and it doubles as a jacket--perfect for this transitional weather." I waited till after I dropped the kids off at school to check the turtleneck's availability on H&M's site only to discover it was no longer available in blue, just in black, with most sizes sold out. Since my sister proclaimed the navy one far superior, I started prowling around for other options, now feeling like I had this giant hole in my wardrobe. First, I came across the one above from Emerson Fry. Truth be told, it may have been the whole outfit that sold me on it. (You can find the boots here and the jeans here). Clearly, there's an art to wearing these big knits stylishly, lest you want to look slovenly, and the key is to balance the oversize sweaters with more streamlined, form-fitting pieces--i.e. a skinny jeans, a fitted jacket, etc. I rounded up some snaps, below, for how-to-wear-a-big-slouchy-turtleneck inspiration along with some amazingly cozy knits, including this, this, this, and this --all of which will stand up to winter's chilliest days.




11 comments:

Bridget said...

So do you think based on your sister's comments that the black shouldn't be purchased? By the way, I speak with my sister every day as well! Though not a twin, we're 18 months apart and she is definitely my go-go person!

Anonymous said...

Love this! Found a yummy camel-y colored version of the 525 America one that is sold out at Shopbop at Amazon. Can't wait to get it!

Marlien Rentmeester said...

The black H&M one is good and cozy--but now I fear sold out as well!

Anonymous said...

Love the Emerson Fry outfit - every piece of it! (PS: JCrew's Cambridge Cable turtleneck is one of my most favorite cozy sweaters- especially one size up).

Allora Adams said...

This fall weather put me in the mood for a turtleneck today! I love the 525 America. Can't wait to receive it! I look forward to your blog everyday!!

Jesselyn said...

I wish I could pull off a turtleneck. They look so cozy but alas with my round face and shirt neck I think I will leave that out of my wardrobe

Anonymous said...

Where are those boots from pleassseee they are amazing?

Marlien Rentmeester said...

You can buy the boots here http://bit.ly/HrtSja

AmazingConnection said...

It's so funny to me that you posted this -- I'm a long-time reader Marlien, but I've never commented -- I just pulled out my absolute favorite grey, turtleneck, ok, maybe turtle/cowl neck sweater. And it's one of those random things that I bought at H&M that somehow has survived for years and years. This will be, I think, it's 5th winter. And it's finally starting to so worn in that it's starting to maybe look shabby and I'm first, kicking myself that I didn't go back and buy another one five years ago, it's was something like $39.99 and realizing that I may need to replace it. The Emerson Fry one will be the perfect upgrade.

The Shrayber Family said...

Do you know who makes the jeans the girl in the 2nd to last picture is wearing? They are super cute!

Nicole De Haan said...

YES, I found the H&M sweater only last weekend totally by accident on a rack in one of the stores. My hand reacted before my mind dis and I grabbed it instantly, only checking the size later. Am very happy with this lucky shot - oh, it is black but still wonderful.