The classic sweatshirt: No closet (or off-duty outfit) is complete without one. Because, hello, the comfort factor is so there, and the whole athleisure thing has basically made them a bona fide #OOTD essential. No longer reserved for lazy days (though that’s definitely our favorite time to wear ’em), sweatshirts are majorly versatile pieces that add an effortless edge to sophisticated work-week getups and night-out ensembles alike. But if you’re still not convinced your snuggly, just-chillin’ topper can kick it with your nine-to-five best, we’re showing you three ways to make a stylish sweatshirt feel chic and refined. Keep scrollin’ to see how we’d rock this patterned pullover to the office, on a night out and kickin’ it on the weekend.
How to Style a Sweatshirt for Work
When Monday rolls around, mustering up enough energy to press snooze just one more time is hard enough, making the mere thought of getting dressed an all-out nightmare. But your favorite sweatshirt is about to change all that. Dress up the laid-back top in a cinch by tucking it into a polished pencil skirt and tossing on a show-stopping statement necklace — simple, right? Slip into a pair of slingbacks for an extra style boost, and make bedhead look like a million bucks by pulling it back into a messy topknot secured with an elegant embellished hair tie. Your new go-to office ensemble? We say yes.
Zara Textured Weave Sweatshirt ($23) + Topshop High-Waisted Judo Skirt ($270), Mango Contrast Heel Sandals ($130), & Other Stories Brass Bar Necklace ($75), Matt & Nat Hamel Bag ($150), Ilia Illuminator ($34), Deepa by Deepa Gurnani Chevron Pony Holders ($18)
How to Style a Sweatshirt for a Night Out
If you’re going all-out lazy girl on top, keep the rest of your GNO look edgy and fun. Half tuck your knit into a metallic mini skirt that’s made to turn heads even in a dimly lit bar, and tack on scene-stealing drop earrings to turn the wow-factor up. Pumps are a no-brainer for this dressed-up-dressed-down get-up, so go for an embellished chambray set with a block heel that will make pavement pounding a whole lot easier. Finish the look with eye-catching accessories like a woven fringed clutch and a vibrant coral mani.
Zara Textured Weave Sweatshirt ($23) + Mango Metallic Skirt ($60), ASOS Hexagon Embellished Heeled Sandals ($73), Sam Edelman Kathlyn Woven Fringe Clutch ($168), Bauble Bar Amazon Drops ($34), Formula X Nail Polish in Power Source ($11)
How to Style a Sweatshirt for the Weekend
Embrace your sweatshirt’s casual side by pairing it with equally standout versions of off-duty essentials — a move that’s bound to become your signature. Festivals and weekend farmers’ markets become the ultimate opportunity to show off your #OOTD know-how when you layer your patterned topper under cropped overalls and slide into a pair of cheerful crisscross slingbacks. Slay, girl, slay. Round out the boho-chic ensemble with sliced-bottom sunnies, a beaded fedora (that hair better be in a messy fishtail braid) and a woven straw bag that lends the outfit endless free-wheelin’ vibes.
Zara Textured Weave Sweatshirt ($23) + Madewell Adirondack Short Overalls in Delmar Wash ($118), Kelsi Dagger Danielle Sandals ($145), ASOS Felt Panama Hat in Color Block With Stud Trim ($41), Spitfire Off World Sunglasses ($39), Free People Soul Mate Patina Ring ($98), Swahili African Modern Large Woven Sisal Tote Bag ($98)
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