The Sweatshirt Thing


I am digging the sweatshirts with skirts trend that is all over the place right now. It is a completely serviceable trend for those of us who live in casual environments, and a good way to ease oneself into the looser, more voluminous silhouettes that are coming into their own right now.

I searched far and wide for this one, which I liked because of the slightly oversized, boxy-yet-rounded shape and the material, which is a proper French terry material (you would not believe how difficult it is to find a sweatshirt made from proper sweatshirt material these days). Also the price was right. No matter how trendy, I am not paying £100 or more for a sweatshirt; there are several options out there right now that are at that price point, if not higher. That is ludicrous.

This is a look I intend to keep, and I daresay you will be seeing a lot of it. It has also now been added to the top of my thrift-hunting wish list.



The Stuff

H&M sweatshirt (sold out), similar

Comments

  1. Me too, loving the sweatshirt and skirt look. This one looks perfect, and the loafers are great classics. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

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  2. I really like the way this looks! I was not aware of this trend...but you make me want to give it a try. I even have the shoes! Have a great week!!

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  3. Fabulous. I'm a big fan of the fancy sweatshirt trend as well and think you've nailed it!

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  4. Hi, I'm Glenda of So What to Twenty. Your look is very J.Crew...elegant and sport combined. I especially love the loafers. I found you on Visible Mondays.

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  5. I love that sweatshirt! And your Weejuns. I'd love to find one that's soft enough to drape nicely.

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  6. Love the look. I agree. No way I am going to spend $$$$$$ on a sweatshirt!

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  7. I like this look - and have a whole wardrobe of sweatshirts. Had a pair of Bass Weejuns once too, and would be wearing them now but I was the victim of Style Theft! Someone nicked them years ago, out of the boot of a hire car along with the rest of my luggage.

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  8. Hi there! this is a really chic look-just love those loafers and I'm still hunting THE perfect sweatshirt, you've inspired me to keep looking!

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  9. Comfy sweatshirt love! Still too hot here to break them out but have two from J.Crew with jeweled necklines (which I know you've seen) as well as some older ones from several seasons ago from various brands...

    XO

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  10. I bought 2 SWEATSHIRTS this summer because I liked the idea of the sweatshirt dressed up thing. Then whenever I put them on, I felt too casual- and I see you and know what I was missing- a GOOD PENCIL SKIRT. You look effortlessly chic and gorgeous. Ok, I'll give the sweatshirts one more try and pair them with a pencil.

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  11. Hey! Great minds think alike! I posted today on fancy sweatpants:). I've also ordered a sweatshirt, to wear with straight leg jeans, but your pencil skirt is the fabu-mostest.

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    1. Ha! We truly must have been separated at birth. I cannot agree more, about the price point of SWEATSUITS…and a lot of them aren't even made as well as the stuff I got for free in the U.S. Air Force….which reminds me…..hmmm…..

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  12. Sharp as a tack, kid. You look simply perfect in perfect simplicity. That little necklace makes so much difference ... pretty cool all the way around.
    I'm dragging out skirts I haven't worn in years. Whether they will work on me is yet to be determined!
    You look lovely.

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