Winter is finally here and you’re probably charged to remove your woolens and all those wintry garments. A classic sweatshirt will always be a part of your closet, year after year. Why not spice it up with a cool, trendy twist? When styled correctly it can be both chic and stylish for everything from work to a night out. Here are a few ways you can elevate your style when wearing a sweatshirt.
1. Wear it with a pencil skirt
A safe bet is wearing a knee length, straight lined pencil skirt with your sweatshirt for that sophisticated look. Be it patterned or solid colored, in a fabric that is thick or thin, anything works. Try pairing with brighter colors or patterns to give it a cutting edge look. If you don’t own a pencil skirt yet, you can get away with wearing a body hugging dress below your sweater for a similar effect.
2. Borrow from the boys
Wear a sweatshirt with baggy trousers that are either slightly tapered or exaggeratedly over sized. Since baggy pants are borrowed from a boy’s closet, make it more feminine by choosing pants in a dressier fabric. Pull your hair up in either a messy bun or a sleek pony, fold your sweatshirt sleeves up, add pointy heels to go with it and lastly a fancy or dainty statement necklace can finish it off fabulously
3. Mini-mize it
Bring a seductive twist to your boring sweater, pair a super sexy mini skirt. Complete the look with ankle-high boots or strappy high heels, a cross body bag and tights if need be to look super hot no matter how low the temperatures drop.
4. A rough edge
Don’t be afraid to wear your sweatshirt with super sleek leather pants. Style it with a fistful of gems, some aviators, an envelope clutch and yes, your killer heels. It’s a good-girl-gone-bad look that will turn heads wherever you go.
5. Tuck it in
To make your ensemble look sleek and waist defining, try this. Sweatshirts have a loose, not-so-flattering fit so transform it into a classy and chic look with an embellished thin waist belt. You have a cropped sweatshirt? Even better. Skip the tuck in, it still works. You can pair it with skinny jeans or a pretty skirt.
The best thing about these sweatshirts is that you probably already own one. The trick is to style it in versatile ways and balance out the baggyness by pairing it with a well-fitting bottom.