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How to Elevate a Sweatshirt

How to elevate a Sweatshirt

Sometimes a sweatshirt is just what the fashion doctor ordered.  Warm, cozy and basically perfect they are like the comfort food of fashion.

Even though it feels like you are taking a fashion break, this off duty staple can be so much more than just a lazy day ensemble.

For the past couple seasons we have seen a whole new side of the off-duty go-to: sweatshirts looking chic and elegant, and not anything like you’re on the way to the gym.

This season the love affair with sweatshirts continues with The Elevated Sweatshirt.

How do you elevate a Sweatshirt?

Well, sweatshirts can be elevated by stylish shapes or fancy decorations, with split seams, trendy sleeve emphasis, graphics or tweaked proportions.

They can also be elevated by how you style them!

Layered:  This is a more tailored, feminine take on the trend, and an easy way to try out wearing the look. Perfectly preppy, reach for a slimmer fit, crew neck sweatshirt and layer it over a collared shirt.  I love layering with collars that have fun details or embellishments.

Vintage Look: A vintage sweatshirt (or vintage looking sweatshirt) is always a good idea. Pair with flouncy skirts, jeans, pajama pants, trousers, leather skirts, layer them over a dress or under a denim jacket.

Lampshading: Lampshading is the pairing of boots with a large or oversized sweatshirt —it has been blowing up on Instagram. The oversized top is meant to make the silhouette of a lampshade in comparison to the wearer’s legs.

With a Skirt: Opposites attract. This look is a great mix of feminine and masculine, edgy and sporty.

How will you style your sweatshirts this season?

Deal Alert:  These blue velvet booties are another one of my killer TJ Maxx scores!  I snagged them for $22. Seriously TJ Maxx has the best shoe deals right now!

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How to elevate a sweatshirt

What I’m Wearing: “The WHO- Kids are Alright” Vintage Sweatshirt | TOPSHOP Baker Boy Hat | MODCLOTH Plaid Swing Skirt | Nine West Velvet Bootie (These aren’t available online but I found them last week at TJ Maxx for $22) | TOPSHOP Chainmail Shoulder Bag | Sweater Tights | X The Band Bandana |

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