Protect Ya Neck: 5 Shawl Neck Sweaters Under $50
If there is one thing about the colder seasons, it’s the re-introduction of sweaters into my everyday wardrobe. Since I was a kid, I’ve been a fan of rocking a sweater on those chilly days, be it a v neck, cardigan or my personal favorite — the shawl neck. A classic winter and fall staple, the shawl neck cardigan or pullover instantly adds a dose of sophistication and class to any look, whether at work, headed to class or even grocery shopping. Pair it with a t-shirt, dark denim and a great pair of boots for a casual look or with a button-down, colored khaki and a loafer or desert boot to make a dressier statement. Available in an array of colors and at nearly every price point, the shawl neck sweater will be a great addition to your cold weather arsenal. Here are a few great pocket-friendly picks for under $50. -By Brandon Vaughn
1.Old Navy Men’s Wool-Blend Shawl Cardigans, $25.00
Gap’s sister store, Old Navy, takes this classic piece and brings it into 2012 — in style. Available in a variety of colors, including Coffee Grounds and Summer Sienna, Old Navy’s take on the shawl neck sweater allows you to keep color in your wardrobe even when it’s white outside. At $25.00 a pop, these soft, medium-wool blend sweaters are a steal that you’re sure to get your money’s worth from.
Target Merona® Men’s Shawl Collar Sweater, $34.99 (Online Price)
In keeping with the traditional style and design of the shawl neck pullover, Target’s Merona® brand light heather grey version of this tried-and-true piece is simple, yet elegant. Made of blended cotton, nylon and wool, this sweater is holiday gathering ready for both casual and dressy occasions. Better still, this option is machine washable and is available in button-down cardigan form as well, saving you time, money and the hassle of heading to the dry cleaners at the last minute.
American Eagle Outfitters AEO Shawl Sweater, $49.95
A brand known for its rugged, yet trendy pieces, American Eagle Outfitters features a shawl neck pullover that’s true to style, but switches things up at the same time. Available in neutral colors, this athletic fit sweater is designed to fit closer to the body and is made of soft ribbed cotton, making it wearable under your favorite coat or denim jacket. To add some pep to your look, go for the brand’s Bordeaux color choice and get noticed.
Forever 21 Mens Varsity Cardigan, $34.90
This shawl neck cardigan by far has to be one of my favorite choices. The varsity style is on trend and is a great pick. Loving the striped detail on the sleeves as well.