If you like comfy clothes, you’ll love this fall trend
By Brittany Anas
Thought “chic sweatshirt” was an oxymoron? As the temperatures dip, we’re getting cozy with a new trend that will delight any fashionistas who don’t want to entirely sacrifice their comfort for style.
Meet the embellished sweatshirt. She’s bedazzled (reminiscent of that bedazzling gun you may have played around with as a kid). She’s dripping with sequins. She’s got cheeky or sweet expressions across the front. She prefers to dry on a drying rack rather than tumble in the dryer because, well, she’s fancy like that. Think of her as the elegant cousin of the hooded sweatshirt.
Dressed-up sweatshirts are giving sweaters a run for their money this fall. We found some adorable ones at Old Navy, where there’s an awesome Columbus Day sale happening Monday. ShopAtHome.com is also offering 4 percent Cash Back at Old Navy.
Here are a few of our faves.
- Women’s embellished-raglan sweatshirts. There are four different variations: A light gray with a crystal jeweled neckline; a black sweatshirt with a black jeweled neckline; a gray one with a bib of jewels that look like a necklace; and a cream sweatshirt with dime-sized gold, sequined dots. ($12-$17)
- Conversational: Start a conversation with your sweatshirt. A girl’s got options: “Hello There” says one of our faves. Another says “Heart and Soul.” They’re only $8 — which leaves you money to buy a vowel. Or buy a layering shirt.
Tips for wearing embellished sweatshirts — because they are too good to pair with sweatpants.
- Pop one over a dress. Before you stash away all of those sleeveless summer dresses for their annual “winter hibernation” keep a couple hanging in the closet so that you can warm ’em up with a sweatshirt. This layering trick works especially well when you have a fitted sweatshirt that has a little bit of a higher cut and can pair it with a fit-and-flare dress. The cropped sweatshirt fit with the fuller skirt create a flattering balance.
- Wear a checked shirt underneath. These sweatshirts are begging to be dressed up. When played right, you can get away with wearing them to the office if you work in a more creative setting. Layer the sweatshirt with a plaid or checkered shirt and pair with some skinny-fit black pants. This will look especially chic with a black sweatshirts with jeweled collars.
- Underneath a jacket. They are less bulky than some chunky-knit sweaters or traditional sweatshirts. Play up their fit and juxtapose the laid-back “idea” of a sweatshirt with a more proper pea coat.
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