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Fall Work Outfit with a Funnel Neck Pullover

August 27, 2021

Happy Friday! As we’re closing up the work week I’m thinking ahead to fall work outfits. today I’m sharing a fall work outfit with a funnel neck pullover. I don’t think I’d ever even tried on a funnel neck pullover. I thought you might not have either. So I decided to put together a simple work outfit with one so we could all see what we think.

Fall Work Outfit with a Tunnel Neck Pullover
funnel neck pullover (wearing medium) // black pants (TTS) // similar gold hoop earrings // similar bangle // watch (use code KAYHRMS for 15% off your purchase) // black flats (use code SARAHFLINT-BAKAYH for $50 off your first purchase) (more economical option)

Pardon my indoor photos, ladies, but it’s sultry hot outside these days. And I’d look like a soggy mess in this fall outfit if I’d been out in that heat! In fact, we stepped outside just a few minutes to snap some photos and my hair immediately went from silky straight to curling up at the ends. Oh well! But since this is a work outfit I think it’s appropriate to be indoors.

I work from home and only dress up like this when I have a speaking engagement or professional appointment. But I think this simple one-two outfit is probably a great option for many of the career women who are part of this community. I love an outfit that you don’t have to overthink.

Fall Work Outfit with a Tunnel Neck Pullover

I’ve always thought these funnel neck pullovers looked sharp on the models, but had never tried one on until recently. I was surprised to like it. True, the top doesn’t give me a lot of shape, but I’m actually considering having it altered a little anyhow. I think I’d like to raise the hem a bit. It’s not as long as a tunic, for sure. But for optimal proportions I think it would be nice to raise the hem just an inch or so.

Fall Work Outfit for Women Over 50

I tried adding a pendant necklace to this top, but it kind of got lost in the print. Plus I wasn’t impressed with how it laid on the neckline. So I prefer accessorizing this type of funnel neck pullover with office appropriate bold earrings, a similarly suitable bracelet and a watch.

Fall Work Outfit for Women Over 50

Because the funnel neck pullover is a little long, it’s important to create a long leg length by wearing footwear in the same color as my pants. I chose to wear my new black Sarah Flint Sacchetto flats, which I introduced in yesterday’s post. These are pricey. I received them as a gift for being a Sarah Flint brand ambassador. But they are extremely comfortable and would make nice investment footwear for a working woman who needs to wear them 9 to 5, as they say.

Sarah Flint Sacchetto Flats in Black Nappa Leather

Obviously I should have dusted my shoes off a little. I need to remember to put my glasses on occasionally to look at such things!

I’m wearing my Italian luxe knit Cambridge straight leg pants from Talbots. These are the ones I purchased to coordinate with my Italian luxe knit blazer. But obviously any smart black slacks would work with this one-two outfit. Mine are a slim fit, but you could also wear fuller leg trousers. I’ve filled the shopping widget below with several black pants options in a variety of price points.

Funnel Neck Pullover with Black Slacks
funnel neck pullover (wearing medium) // black pants (TTS) // similar gold hoop earrings // similar bangle // watch (use code KAYHRMS for 15% off your purchase) // black flats (use code SARAHFLINT-BAKAYH for $50 off your first purchase) (more economical option)

By the way, my animal print jacquard funnel neck pullover is available at Talbots for 25% off. It also comes in solid black. I’m wearing a medium, so I’d say it runs true to size. But I also found a few others to include in the shopping widget below. And I especially like these tweedy funnel neck tops I found at Ann Taylor. I searched and searched for some at stores like Kohl’s, Loft and Macy’s, but came up dry. Of course, fall merchandise is still coming in.

Fall Work Outfit with a Tunnel Neck Pullover
funnel neck pullover (wearing medium) // black pants (TTS) // similar gold hoop earrings // similar bangle // watch (use code KAYHRMS for 15% off your purchase) // black flats (use code SARAHFLINT-BAKAYH for $50 off your first purchase) (more economical option)

Thanks so much for dropping in for a little workwear inspiration. Of course, this look is also nice for church, dinner out or other dressier occasions. And the funnel neck pullover could also be worn with a skirt or even with black jeans for a more casual look.

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Today in my daily Bible reading I read Ecclesiastes chapter 3. These verses reminded me that life is full of seasons. Some of those seasons bring joy and fruitfulness and celebration. Others are hard and lead to confusion and mourning and difficult things. But we can trust that God is with us through each season.

Just as importantly, God is at work in each season. He lets us know in His Word that He has ordained seasons “for every activity under the heavens.” And He is using those seasons to bring about eternal good in our lives. He has put eternity in our hearts, so we will never find lasting satisfaction in these “seasons,” but will only find our greatest joy when we trust in Him for all eternity.

There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

    a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
    a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
    a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
    a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.

What do workers gain from their toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

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39 thoughts on “Fall Work Outfit with a Funnel Neck Pullover

  1. I purchased a couple of funnel neck sleeveless tops from Talbots earlier in the summer when they were having a sale. One was in a sharp print and one was in navy. I wasn’t sure if I would like them, because I had never worn that neckline. I really do like them. They are more comfortable than a turtleneck, in my opinion, and you are right, a necklace does not sit well with the neckline, but that’s a small thing. I was wondering why you didn’t front tuck at least. Was the fabric too stiff, or the rise in the pant too high? Just wanted to learn a little more about when to tuck or not. You do look great in the outfit, and being indoors was great—I like your dark railings!

      1. Thanks Karen. I just noticed on the Talbots website that the top looks a little shorter. And I remember now that I even turned up the hem when I was trying it on at Talbots and I liked it that way. We’ll see!

        1. Hi Kay! I like the print of the top on you and think it works great with your coloring.
          Long tops are a pet peeve for me as I am 5’6″ but short waisted. I often have to take them in to get inches cut off but have discovered that if I choose the petite option that often times works out. Have you tried the petite option when purchasing your tops from Talbots? Just something that works for me.

          1. Hi Louise. I have not needed to try that before. But that’s a good point. I do often get the petite sized tops at J.Jill because they are all so long. But that generally only works for me in tops that are kind of oversized. I have wide shoulders and long arms, so I’m not sure it would work here.

            1. Now that I think about it, I have only been able to do this with short sleeved and sleeveless tops. The long sleeves are too short for my arms as well.

    1. Hi Patt, Yes, I definitely would have front tucked. But this is a pretty thick shirt. So even though I had room in my waistband, the shirt didn’t lay well when I tried to do a front tuck. I noticed they did a front tuck on the ones at Ann Taylor, but I’m not sure it looks right. With a lighter weight fabric that would definitely be an option. But I think I’ll just have this one taken up a little and then I can wear it flat in the front and still have a nice proportion.

  2. Your ootd is understated and professional. It’s perfect for so many occasions. I don’t have any funnel neck tops either; I may have to get one to try. I am a flat shoe person and yours look very comfortable. At this time in my life, I go for stylish and comfortable. Your shoes fit the criteria for me.
    Thanks for BFMD. Thinking of life as one of seasons has helped me through the trials that come with living. What a blessing to be reminded of these important truths!
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  3. Like your black slacks, very nice and like the New black flats. A little spendy like you mentioned. I have my black ones from last year from Paul Green. They’re so comfortable, I probably wouldn’t buy the ones you are wearing maybe in another color or style in that brand.
    Your BFTD the day is so right on. We do go through different seasons in our life and we always have to have faith in our God that he will take care of us. bless you

    1. Thanks so much for sharing Sherry. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Yes, I’m through with uncomfortable shoes. Ha! And I’m so glad you enjoy your Paul Greens. That is another brand I highly recommend.

  4. Yes, Score! This is definitely a top I would wear…..very cute on you too Kay. Would love to see it again once you hem it.


    1. Your BFTD shows how the circumstances of our life are ever-changing, but God is the one constant in our lives.

  5. I love wearing funnel neck tops. I had a few of them a few years back. I found them so much more comfortable than a turtleneck. I loved wearing those tops so much I wore holes in the two that I owned. I have not found any since, until yesterday, when I spotted the one you are wearing in today’s post. This style of neckline is an excellent style to wear when you want more coverage around the neck, but find urtlenecks too constraining around the neck. I am going to put this top in my shopping wishlist. Btw, I tried on the Talbot Everyday Jeans after seeing them in your Fall Outfit video – I love them. They fit me perfectly! I have found my perfect jeans. As we all know, finding the perfect jeans is a difficult task. Thank you for all you do, Kay.

    1. Great to hear about the jeans. ?? And thank you so much for sharing your experience with the funnel neck tops. That’s very helpful. Have a great day Janet. ?

  6. Hi Kay , I’m fairly new to you blogg and I am really enjoying it. You give so much more information than a typical fashion blogger . I have even gone back and watched many of your videos and have learned so much , Thankyou . As a side note , I’m seeing that you look good in a lot of winter shades , and can see you with a darker shade of hair , have you ever had your season done , I’m seeing Winter with darker hair of course, your definitely a beautiful bright .

    1. Hi Mary. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the blog posts and videos. That’s great to hear. I do wear a lot of winter shades at times. But I’m not at all interested in coloring my hair. ? I’m letting it go grey. I really haven’t colored my hair much but used to always highlight it. But I’ve stopped doing that…at least for now. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I am relatively new to your blog and YouTube channel but you have provided a lot of useful tools for me to curate my wardrobe and restock my closet. I must be catching on as I bought this very same funnel neck animal print top earlier this week!! My body has changed in the last few years and until now have not embraced those changes nor shown myself any grace. I appreciate the guidance I have received here and am on my way hopefully to a happier life. Thank you, Kay!

    1. Wonderful ??. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the blog. Thanks so much for letting me know Alison. I hope you enjoy the top. I think it will be great for this fall and winter. ?

  8. Love this look! Had to chuckle because I was wondering if they call it a funnel neckline or tunnel neckline and then saw in the post that you call it both! Either way, I like it! ?

  9. I really like that neckline. I think it gives a bit of width to help a pear like me without worrying about bra straps like a boatneck.
    BFMD is so encouraging ❤️ .

  10. With this outfit,I’m think that the indoor pictures are spot on! It has been years since I owned a funnel neck top. This outfit is so nice on you! I agree that having the length of the top shortened just a bit would make the proportions better. What a perfect BFMD! I am so looking forward to Fall! Oh, I received my tee and bracelet from Sadie+Jane, and can’t wait to wear them. And the presentation out of the mailing package was so nice and welcoming.

  11. I needed your bfmd post today. As I opened my texts this morning and found my good friends Marine foster son’s buddy was killed yesterday in Afghanistan. Such a terrible waste. I am a Vietnam veterans widow, and definitely praying today.
    Thank you Kay for your post.

  12. I forget to mention that I do like the funnel neck top. I do not like turtlenecks at all. Too constricting. I am concerned though that since I am 5’3” and it is too long on your 5’8” frame it would be really long on me. I am long waisted though and it might have to be hemmed also or wear it with a slim pair of pants or jeans

    1. Hi Sherry, Don’t forget they do come in petite sizes. And that could help some. I’m just going to find someone with a serger to hem mine up a bit higher.

  13. To me, funnel necklines are flattering to most women…it looks lovely on you. Would a petite solve your length problem? I think it’s too dressy and/or professional for a front tuck anyway.

    1. Sorry to be a naysayer, but I can’t say I like the print in the top. It is too busy for me, and it seems odd for an animal print to have such a repetitive pattern. That said, if you like it and it suits you by all means please wear it! The funnel neck concept is much better, in my opinion, than a turtle neck. I’m too hot and constricted in turtle necks no matter how cold it is. Thanks for faithfully posting!

  14. I’m wondering if the pants you’re wearing hold their shape in the knee area, especially after sitting for long periods such as on a plane. I think the look would be great for travel but hesitate to purchase them not knowing how the wear. Nothing is worse than a knee bagging when you stand up to walk after sitting for a while.

    1. Hi Mary Lou. Yes, these pants keep their shape very well for me. I know exactly what you mean. But these are great pants and do not get stretched out at the knees with wear.

  15. I love your comments about the seasons of life. We just dropped our youngest at college and our oldest is moving to Boston. I’m having a really hard time accepting theses changes. I know our children have to leave home but it’s so hard to let go!

  16. I love this look! I will definitely check this out at our Talbots. I have some J Jill black pants (several pair, actually) that would be perfect with such a top. I’ve never had a funnel neckline top, but I do love boat necks, and this looks similar. Personally, I think the length is great on you. And those shoes are great! I’m updating my shoes I wear to work and cleaning out all my heels!!!