In case you’re tired of tracksuits.
For the purpose of today's styling exercise, we are specifically examining a crewneck sweatshirt, which we all have in our closets. Though you may be wearing yours with coordinating track pants these days, the comfy classic does not necessarily have to be relegated to a sweat suit. As the sweatshirt is such a casual item, you'll notice each of the looks we've rounded up has counteracted its relaxed nature with a more polished element. Whether that's in the form of a handbag, a pleated skirt, a loafer, etc., this contrast is key in dressing up the item in question. Continue scrolling to discover how you can work a sweatshirt into your ensembles outside the context of loungewear.
Pleated Mini Skirt + Loafers
Button-Down + Jeans
Continuing on our preppy path, we can't get enough of this polished layering. The button-down-sweatshirt-combo is a timeless combination and the tonal denim keeps the look subtle.
Bike Shorts + Sneakers
No matter how many years we put between ourselves and these looks, they never get old. Whether you're heading to the gym or not, this sporty pairing is timelessly chic.
White T-Shirt + White Jeans
A nontraditional styling trick, your sweatshirt can actually act as an accessory instead of a top. Opt for a monochromatic white look then drape a sweatshirt in a contrasting color over your shoulders.
Wide-Leg Jeans + Sneakers
Yes, the goal of these looks is to polish your sweatshirt up a bit but you never want to cross the line into too formal. A relaxed pair of white leg jeans and a pair of sneakers keeps the overall ensemble looking relaxed.
Coordinating Midi Skirt + Sneakers
Tonal Denim + Handbag
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