While the ’60s and ’70s might be having a major moment, there’s a subtle grunge-era trend gaining momentum with the fashionable set: wrap-around sweatshirts. While tie-waist dresses and tops have been popping up in some of our favorite fashion-forward shops, it’s the real-deal sweatshirt-wrapped-around-the-waist look that really caught our eye. This time around, any stylish topper is fair game, from chambray button-downs to polished blazers and of-the-moment gingham. Why we love this laissez-faire look? Not only does it end all internal debate about whether tying up that extra layer is considered a sartorial faux pas, but it won’t cost you a dime. Here is a week’s worth of #OOTDs to help you get your ’90s on.
1. @sincereleyjules: Break up a monochromatic getup by throwing a denim jacket into the mix. By day, the timeless topper acts as an accessory to your on-point ensemble, imparting an air of effortlessness to even the most put-together look. When the sun starts to go down, it quickly transitions to its traditional role, keeping you warm and looking fly. (via @sincereleyjules)
3. @xjamiebn: Athletic-inspired dresses can be a tad on the shapeless side, so if you’re looking to add a little definition, a stylish cincher is a must. But instead of reaching for your favorite belt, opt for a long-sleeved top or lightweight jacket that channels the outfit’s low-key vibe. (via @xjamiebn)
4. @gabifresh: Gingham without a doubt has a retro, lady-like quality, but if that just doesn’t jibe with your personal style, there’s another way to work the timeless pattern into your wardrobe. Do like Gabi and layer it over laid-back, warm-weather separates like a crop top and cutoffs. Bonus points for Nirvana-era add-ons like circular sunnies, a bowler hat and Dr. Marten-inspired stompers. (via @gabifresh)
5. @lookdepernile: Melting on your lunch break? Give that blazer the wrap-around treatment. While the look typically has a less-than-polished appearance, throwing tailored pieces into the mix is totally game changing. (via @lookdepernille)
6. @michelletakeaim: For an ensemble that is both sweet and sports chic, tack on a playful sweatshirt and tennis kicks to a basic shift dress. It’s the ultimate no-fuss outfit that always looks on point. (via @michelletakeaim)
7. @megs_legs: For something unexpected, use a bright flannel number to fuse together two totally different styles. Megan’s mesh crop top has downtown diva written all over it, while the red flannel shirt and printed shorts feel a little bit preppy and a little bit country. (via @megs_legs)
What Insta style stars do you follow? Do you do an #ootd on the regular? Tell us in the comments below, and be sure to tag your pics with @britandco for a chance to be featured in next week’s post.