[Featured above: James Perse Paint Splatter Sweatshirt , $125.]
Who knew that sweatshirts would become a thing? I love the trend, but it is a slightly intimidating one, because if it is not styled correctly, there’s a chance that your sweatshirt look could come off sloppy.
All it takes is some good old fashioned balance to keep the look fresh and chic. Here are 3 ways to style a sweatshirt. Give them a try.
1. With a pencil skirt. I swear, the pencil skirt is a magical piece of fashion. It lifts your butt and looks great on any figure. Plus, it comes off sophisticated and classy. Even the grungiest sweatshirt looks great with a pencil skirt. Any pencil skirt will do: sleek black, patterned, or a bright hue. Style tip: roll up your sweatshirt sleeves and push them up just below your elbow.
2. With trousers. Your sweatshirt will be HR-approved when worn with office-ready trousers. Add some sparkling jewelry, pointy toe shoes and a cute clutch, and you can even get away with wearing it to happy hour. Style tip: upgrade the look by wearing a collared shirt beneath your sweatshirt.
[Featured below: Gap Raw Hem Sweatshirt, on sale for $21 + Theory Dante Mandatory Pants, $171 + Haskell Gold-Tone Beaded Flower and Crystal Collar Necklace, $44 + Jean-Michel Cazabat Leopard Print Pointy Toe Pump, $295.]
3. With boyfriend jeans. I know, it sound risky, right? A sweatshirt and jeans look could make you appear as though you’re ready to haul some moving boxes. But, if you add a stylish jacket, trendy crossbody bag and some femme fatale shoes, you’ve got a statement making weekend outfit! Style tip: wear your hair in a pony tail so your look comes off as effortless and casual.