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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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 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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