Sweatshirt Chic

I’m thrilled that the “couture sweatshirt” trend is making a comeback this fall.  I’m not quite sure what it is about the laid-back vibe of a sweatshirt that I find so appealing.  Well, maybe it is the laid-back, casual vibe of a sweatshirt that I like.

Last fall, I purchased a french terry pullover with a polka dot trim at the shoulders in Forever 21.  I wore that sweater a lot.  See how I wore it on a movie date in Movie Night Style: Sweats Alternative.  Now that the trend has returned, I’ve started identifying new sweatshirt options, like the Forever 21 Battle Spikes Sweatshirt, to add to my wardrobe.

In the meantime, here’s my older sweatshirt styled for brunch last Sunday.  To take the sweatshirt from lazy-weekend-wear to brunch-ready, I paired it with a lace mini skirt.  Black tights, black booties, a stripe clutch, and a statement necklace add finishing touches.

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Sweater—Forever 21 | optionoption

Skirt—J.Crew Factory | tweed mini option
Shoes—Fergalicious via Famous Footwear*
Bag—Kate Spade | option
Necklace—Kate Spade via Nordstrom Rack
Earrings—Kate Spade via Nordstrom Rack | similarsimilar
Watch—Michael Kors via TJ Maxx | similar

*Shoes partially paid for with a gift card to Famous Footwear provided by Brown Shoe Company


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  1. October 15, 2013 / 12:59 pm

    I've got a couple of "couture" sweatshirts (via Old Navy and Loft – so luxe, I know) coming my way right now. Anything to make knits more wearable for out for me!

    • October 15, 2013 / 4:57 pm

      Ooh…can't wait to see which ones you get, Lisa! I've been eying a few at the Loft and ON too. I'm with you on making knits wearable. I welcome any trend that allows that 🙂

  2. Mike
    November 19, 2013 / 8:37 am

    Nice read! I like the suggestions.