The Softest Cowl Neck Pullover + Suede Wedge Booties

I’m often drawn to Free People brand clothing, but they’re usually too boho for my personal style aesthetic. I can never resist trying on their soft, drapey styles, but once I get them to the dressing room, I usually decide they’re not for me. Not so with this Beach Cocoon Cowl Neck Pullover.

The Softest Cowl Neck Pullover + Suede Wedge Booties

Free People nailed it for their mainstream audience with the super soft heathered cotton and exposed-seam details with contrast trim. It’s relaxed enough to be comfortable but not so much that you loose your shape, and the generous cowl neckline drapes perfectly. It pairs beautifully with jeans and booties for a casual everyday outfit. (And bonus, it just went on sale!!!)

I'm styling the softest cowl neck pullover with skinny jeans and suede wedge booties -- the perfect casual fall outfit for everyday.

I’m wearing the XS/S and I’m really pleased with the fit. It says it can be machine washed and tumbled dry, but I will probably lay it out flat to dry just to be safe. I don’t want it to shrink because it fits perfectly right now.

This is the softest cowl neck pullover - so cute for everyday!

I think the contrasting band at the hem on the back of the top is a fun feature, not that I usually want to draw attention to that area, but in this case, I think it works.


I found this top at Nordstrom. They carry a wide variety of Free People styles, and I love their free shipping and easy return policy. Plus I ordered this during Triple Points. Bonus!!! (If you shop at Nordstrom very often, be sure to sign up for their Rewards program. You earn points that translate into gift cards to spend at their store. You no longer need to have a Nordstrom debit or credit card to be a part of their Rewards program, although you will earn points faster if you have their card.)

I paired this cowl neck pullover with my AG Ankle Super Skinny Jeans because I like how the deep wine of the top pairs with the coal blue jeans.

I'm styling the softest cowl neck pullover with skinny jeans and suede wedge booties -- the perfect casual fall outfit for everyday.

I finished the look with these Lucky Brand Yezzah Wedge Booties. The block heel is definitely the shoe trend du jour, but I still love a good wedge. This stacked wedge bootie with a worn suede finish is comfortable and practical and works well with the casual vibe of this outfit.

Lucky Yezzah Ankle Boots

These have a 3″ heel, and they are incredibly comfortable on the inside. I wore them barefoot and nothing rubbed or irritated my foot. The lower boot shaft is flattering — especially if you have shorter legs. I just barely cuffed the hem of my jeans to achieve the right length. (These jeans have a 28″ inseam.)

I'm styling the softest cowl neck pullover with skinny jeans and suede wedge booties -- the perfect casual fall outfit for everyday.

I also like that they’re a pull-on style with a hidden elastic-gore strap so you don’t have to futz with a zipper, and it also keeps the design simple and uncluttered. I wanted a pair of black booties, but these also come in a really gorgeous Honey color that would be fantastic with skirts and dresses because they would elongate the line of the leg.

Lucky Yezzah Ankle Boots with AG Ankle Super Skinny Jeans

The Nordstrom website indicates that you may want to size down. They do seem to run a bit smaller than some of my other size 8 1/2 ankle boots, but they are comfortable and fit fine. I tend to run between an 8 and 8 1/2, so keep that in mind when ordering. Whenever I’m unsure, I order both sizes and return the one that doesn’t work. Another reason to love Nordstrom — free returns!

The Softest Cowl Neck Pullover + Suede Wedge Booties

I carried my black leather moto hobo. I’m so glad they brought this bag back this year. I found myself carrying it a ton last fall and winter because it goes with so much and it’s a great size for daily use.

Free People Beach Cocoon Cowl Neck Pullover + R Minkoff Moto Hobo

This outfit is going to be on repeat this fall, for sure. It’s so cute and comfortable, and the top is different from anything else in my closet.

Free People Beach Cocoon Cowl Neck Pullover with AG Skinny Jeans and Lucky Brand Yezzah Ankle Boots

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Free People Beach Cocoon Cowl Neck Pullover in Wine (I’m wearing size XS/S) // AG Ankle Super Skinny Jeans in Coal Blue // Lucky Brand Yezzah Wedge Booties // similar John Hardy hoops (less expensive options here and here)

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33 thoughts on “The Softest Cowl Neck Pullover + Suede Wedge Booties

  1. I own this top in three colors — it was my go-to last winter. I love the color you have on though!! Must check it out.

  2. Love the top as well! The colors do look great on you and the way it’s made is very appealing. Just checked and it’s sold out! Since I REALLY don’t need to buy any clothes right now, I guess that’s a good thing.

    1. Hey Ginger! I had an outdated link (ooops!) but I fixed it. 🙂 It isn’t sold out, although one of the colors has sold out, so it might go fast now that it’s on sale. Not to be an enabler… haha!

      Have a lovely day!

  3. Love this cozy look! You always look so great in this color too. I love that you paired it with black boots too. I would’ve immediately thought casual sneakers, but this looks perfectly casual and comfy yet still very well put together. Love!

  4. You look beautiful in this color!
    And btw I am loving the color of your hair right now too, it ‘s so pretty against your skin. 🙂

    1. Thanks! Same color as always but I did have it redone recently. 🙂 It looks lighter in some of these pic b/c we had to jack up the exposure. Were taking pictures when it was getting dark, lol.

  5. I couldn’t help myself. I ordered the Free People top. I never wear turtle necks and rarely even wear a crew neck because I can’t stand the feel of the fabric near my neck, but sometimes I get chilly! I have a feeling I’m going to love this top. Debated what color and decided to order 2 and pick my favorite. I LOVE Nordstrom’s free shipping in both directions. It’s really helping me change my style. Thanks, Jo-Lynne!

  6. I have that top, but in a wheat color that I bought last year. It doesn’t have the contrasting hem/detail on the back, but I think it’s great!

  7. What weight would you say this is? I need warm & toasty in the winter months, as I freeze. Is this more lightweight? Love the color on you!

  8. Love it as always! I hv toms bootie
    Never seems to work with my
    Jeans too short etc
    Gonna review your great post about booties!!!

  9. I love this! I’m such a sucker for anything with a cowl neck though! Your wedge booties look great with it too.

    1. I’m normally a medium or an 8, but sometimes I can get away with a small or a 6. This top says XS/S fits sizes 4-8 so that’s what I ordered, and it fits perfectly. Hope that helps!

  10. Hi JoLynne for some reason I am not getting your emails, I was getting them regularly and have subscribed again and again and still nothing. Is this happening to others??

  11. I bought the whole outfit! Even the shoes. Do the AG Skinnies stretch out? They feel fine now but are a little big in the waist. Thanks

    1. Hi Toni. I am so glad you like it! These jeans do give a bit, but I don’t think they really stretched out. I have lost weight since buying them and they are more roomy on me now than they were at first, but they still look and feel good, and I don’t think that would have happened if I hadn’t lost 5 lbs. I hope that helps. If in doubt, order the size down and try them. Nordstrom has a great return policy so you can return the ones you don’t want for free.

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