While I find it impossible to pick a favourite in the launch collection of Loskey t-shirts, the Layered Cowl comes pretty close. I think it’s the ultimate fusion of style and comfort, which is one of the core guiding principles of Loskey – one does not need to be sacrificed for the other!
The base layer is our certified organic cotton, the same we use in our Brilliant White High Scoop and Classic V t-shirts. This layer is a full vest, front and back, which means that it’s only our super-soft organic cotton next to your skin. The cowl neck is created from gorgeous handloom cotton made by a women’s cooperative in Kerala.
Artisans in Kerala making the handloom cotton:
Side view of the front panel and base layer:
So, this is really where our product and purpose intersect – making a timeless, stylish top while empowering women in India by giving them an opportunity to share their skills and craft with the world while being paid a fair, living wage. It’s a large part of the reason I love this top, but there is so much more.
This piece is truly a chameleon in your cupboard and can be styled so many ways. Not only that, but it is truly a season-less piece that can be worn all throughout the year. I’ve put together some of my favourite looks below:
1. Statement styling for colder weather
This top is not just for summer! Because the length of the Layered Cowl is slightly longer, it means that it can be worn belted, which is a look I personally love. I think it looks great with darker colours, and below you can see how I styled it with some (vegan) leather leggings and belt. Finished with a blazer, this is a look that can easily take you from day to evening without missing a beat:
Layered cowl belted:
However, if you are not a belt person (I get it), it looks equally fabulous without one. The A-line cut is meant to be figure-skimming, not clinging, and so the top creates a very flattering silhouette:
Layered cowl without a belt:
2. Statement Styling for Warmer Weather
So yes, this is a top for all year round, but when it’s warm enough to be worn without another layer, you can really have a bit of fun! The cap sleeve gives the cowl a huge amount of versatility – it can be worn on the shoulder, or off. Below are some shots of the gorgeous Alex of Glomad Beach Wear, showing us both looks (styled with ME & EM trousers).
On the shoulder:
3. Casual style for any time:
Of course, it also looks pretty great with a pair of jeans. It’s just as easy to throw on as any of our t-shirts, but adds a bit of easy polish as shown here by our lovely model Lucy:
So there you have it – three ways to wear our organic cotton Layered Cowl all year round! Comfort has never been so stylish.