With of-the-moment prints, cheeky sayings, and unexpected embellishments, sweatshirts are taking laidback dressing to a whole new level of cool. Keeping reading for new ways to wear the look now, plus shop our favourite styles from MSGM, Zara, and Opening Ceremony.
Delevingne’s high-impact look has plenty of bite, thanks to her shark-print sweatshirt and Sass & Bide To There And Back Jeans ($270).
Just like a fancy skirt can take your sweatshirt into after-hours territory, your sweatshirt can just as easily bring a fancy skirt into the realm of daywear. Miroslava Duma demonstrated this fact outside the Chloe S/S 14 show in Paris when she paired Ostwald Helgason’s Baudelaire Sweatshirt ($186) and Striped Shantung A-Line Skirt ($790).
Sans pants, Collins’ Givenchy Bambi-Print Sweatshirt ($1083) doubles as a dress—a.k.a. an unconventional evening look perfect for sartorial daredevils.
Don’t be afraid to put your playful sensibilities on display. Our advice? Take cues from this stylish civilian and style a cheeky sweatshirt with bold accent pieces, like a stripe skirt and printed baseball cap.
Of course, you can always go the more sophisticated route a la Alba, who paired a 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target French Terry Sweatshirt ($21) in Boom Print with tailored trousers and Christian Louboutin pointy-toe pumps.
When the sun goes down, contrast a casual sweatshirt with something seductive on bottom, like a sheer skirt. Ciara did just that at the Givenchy S/S 14 show, pairing the brand’s abstract-print sweatshirt with the silk muslin skirt (both of which are sadly sold out).
You can always play up the fashion sweatshirt’s cool-girl vibe like Gisele Bundchen—photographed here wearing the next generation of Kenzo’s cult favourite sweatshirt, the Eye Embroidered Sweatshirt ($385)—by simply teaming it with distressed denim and leather ankle boots.
Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What
Don’t be fooled by the muted colour palette, the blogger’s look, which consists of an ASOS leather baseball hat, print sweatshirt, J Brand front slit jeans, and Alexander Wang heels, is far from understated.
Graphic Print Sweatshirt ($395)
Crystal Corset Sweatshirt ($220)
Bird Crest Sweatshirt ($90)
Love Me Tender Sweatshirt ($160)
Sequin Sleeve Sweatshirt ($74)
Lace Sweatshirt ($69)
Final Flight Pullover ($64)
Fur Sweatshirt ($80)