Strolling through the scorching roads of South Street, I came across an awesome group of guys, one of them being the Fashionisto featured here. As the summer heat began to beat on all of our faces, my friend and I took notice to this Fashionisto’s clever way of beating the sun’s rays. He used his cowl neck hoodie to hide a good portion of his head from the burning UV rays. What a smart idea! Typically, I see cowl neck hoodies with sleeves, which is a definitely a fall/winter trend, but I have noticed some designers such as Rick Owens, incorporating the cowl neck into spring/summer fashions. The Rick Owens menswear spring/summer 2013 collection experiments with genderless pieces that feature cowl necks.
Although our handsome Fashionisto is sporting this trend, the style is not limited to men. Women are continually spotted sporting this look as well. The cowl neck is such a fantastic asset to an outfit because it can be arranged for a casual, dressy or sporty look.
Here this Fashionisto has gone for a relaxed look and clearly is trying to show off the biceps and triceps for the ladies! Just joking, he just did it because it was blazing hot outside. The cowl adds an edge to the outfit when draped around the neckline or over the head. But, if you’re looking to pick up your own cowl neck sweater, check out ASOS to add this modish piece to your ensemble. You can make this an outfit for heading to the boardwalk or even a casual drink with friends.
Hint: To dress up the cowl neck style a bit I would suggest you go for an “all black everything” look. A fitted black leather jacket and charcoal cowl neck T-shirt paired with slim fit black slacks. A gold watch or another gold accessories would accent the outfit nicely. Lastly, you should slip on your suavest black dress shoes to finish off the look.