A Sweatshirt Love Affair

Ever since I purchased my 9 month old a sweatshirt hoodie and matching shorts from Baby GAP about a month ago, I can’t stop obsessing over the hot trend sweatshirts have now become.

Here’s my little guy sporting the sweatshirt trend.

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I even bought my 8 year old daughter a GAP sweatshirt and miniskirt set (I couldn’t resist). Now if only this came in adult sizes, I would totally be sporting this look! (I got this from a previous GAP haul, which I posted here)

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For me wearing sweatshirts, dates back as far as elementary and high school for gym class and for lounging in. Now we see this bum-around-in favorite has grown up. In more sophisticated silhouettes and richer fabrications, the sweatshirt is now an everyday staple but with a more modern and cool vibe twist.

So while a classic sweatshirt should still be part of your cozy weekend wear, when updated and styled correctly, it can be both strikingly chic and contagiously cool for everything from weekend downtime to weekday busy time.

Here, are some visuals to show you how to elevate this classic terry treasure by making the most of this new wardrobe must-have and actually look chic at the same time.

LOOK #1

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Pair an uber-feminine skirt—like this animal print pencil skirt—and layer with a more fitted, collared, button-up shirt. Throw a little shrunken crewneck sweatshirt over the button-up and pull out the collar (you want it to show). Wear with a sexy bootie and clutch, and be both the best dressed at the office and at after-work drinks.

LOOK #2

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Play with the opposite effect. Sweatshirts may seem casual in nature but this trend is all about mixing it with unexpected bottoms. Style with a midi-skirt, metallic pumps and an armful of bangles and you’ll be instantly fashion-week chic.

LOOK #3

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This is one of my favourite effortless-throw-a-sweatshirt-over-a-leather-skirt-for-instant-chicness look. This cool rocker-chic but very lady-like look is achieved with a pair of black sexy heels, an over-the-wrist-à-la-Victoria-Beckham handbag, and some simple gold bangles. And voilà—your sweatshirt is all grown up!

LOOK #4

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Pull out your best leather pants/leggings in black, oxblood, or forest green, and pair them with a heather gray sweatshirt.  Wear a fistful of gems around your neck, a pair of cool booties and for an added cool factor—a fedora hat to really nail this tough-but-cool-girl combo. Its the perfect outfit for a fall shopping day with your girlfriends.

LOOK #5

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Say goodbye to frumpy weekend dressing. The calf hair boot and bright cobalt blue cross-over handbag totally elevates the sweatshirt’s overall status. This look is charming for grabbing coffee with a friend or quick jaunts to the local farmers market.

LOOK #6

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Another fave look of mine—go monochrome. Gray is our wardrobe palette cleanser or neutral this season. Again accessories play a role in upping the ante to your look. Plain grey sweatshirts can be made sophisticated in an instant with the addition of a statement necklace, a bold scarf, and in this cool look—a plum coloured saddle bag and a sexy pair of grey suede heels.

And lastly, make sure to keep your footwear and handbag in mind. Obviously if you pair your sweatshirt with sneakers and a gym bag, you’re going to look like you’re headed to the gym for a workout. But when you pair your sweatshirt with heels and leather tote or satchel, you take the “sweat” out of the sweatshirt.

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Thank you for reading my blog.😊

Are you loving the sweatshirt trend or not really feelin’ it?

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13 thoughts on “A Sweatshirt Love Affair

  1. Love the sweatshirt trend! I have a few I”m ready to pull out when it finally gets cool enough outside! 🙂

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