I love anything old/old-fashioned, and this is especially true when it comes to art and fashion.
Aubrey Vincent Beardsley was a Victorian illustrator, and some of his work is simply divine. Some of the clothes depicted in his work are very wearable, and the drawings themselves work as great inspiration for prints.
I have also recently become obsessed with cowl necks. This is primarily for two reasons:
1) I do not like wearing too much jewelry, and so I tend to accessorise minimally.
2) I'm not a fan of prints or pleats or lace or any kind of fancy decoration on my clothes. I like simple cuts and designs.
So the cowl neck is sort of a savior for an outfit that might otherwise look very dull and boring.
Viva la cowl!