Mamas, the boys and I all got hit with disgusting, nasty colds this week. UGH. But I wanted to get this article out…based on your emails & comments, many of you are planning to do a little shopping this weekend. So in true shopping enabler fashion…here are my, uh, nineteen favorite sweatshirts.
*NOTE: While I did find some great options under $40….I have also included sweatshirts in the $100+ range. Why? Well…conventional wisdom may recommend only spending money on classic items like wool blazers, for example, but that's just not applicable to this stage of my life. By my own personal CPW (cost-per-wear) calculation, something like a wear-everywhere sweatshirt is a much better bet than a blazer. For those interested, I talked about this debate in the quality vs. quantity article.
This is some serious chic, all wrapped up in a comfy sweatshirt. The sleeves are chambray. LOVE.
2. Billabong High Note Sweatshirt, $35
A more playful, younger vibe than the Riller & Fount, but just as cool for a fraction of the cost.
Yup. Still loving leather detailing.
So insanely sexy. Have you ever heard anyone complain about "fat shoulders"? Me neither.
1. Monrow Camo Print, $135
So hardcore, yet so comfy. Perfect with some preppy floral shorts, a girly skirt or – best yet – white denim.
2. J.Crew Eyelet Front Sweatshirt, $88
Eyelet + sweatshirt? Damn. J.Crew does it again. I'd pair this with faux-leather pants STAT and pretend it's Spring. (Thanks for the find, Abby!)
Is anyone else totally annoyed by the price? NO FREE PEOPLE, NO. It is, however, the best floral-printed sweatshirt I've found. Let's wait until this goes on sale, shall we? (And a big XO to anyone who finds me a better one for less….)
4. Nordstroms Lace Front Sweatshirt, $39
That's better. Alright.
Love the contrast stitch and the ballet-inspired vibe.
2. Lanston Boyfriend Sweatshirt, $88
Well hello, drapy fabulousness. Come to Mama and hide this pooch. (I'll bet that neckline pulls down nicely for nursing….)
OMG ELBOW PATCHES. Yesssss. They just make everything cooler.
4. Free People Oversized Sweatshirt, $68
Now THIS, Free People, I can get on board with. Love the over-sized drapiness, the side-tie potential, and the pooch-hiding abilities. Bravo!!
Draugelis family motto, right there.
2. Sundry Pullover Striped Sleeve, $115
Sleeve stripes make my heart beat fast every. time.
Oooo…this is gooood.
1. Ruched French Terry Sweatshirt, $68
OMG! Look at those sleeves. This sweatshirt comes in some cah-razy gorgeous patterns, and is certified nursing-friendly and pooch-hiding by curvy reader Sara (pictures coming later this week – thanks, Sara)!
2. RVCA Surf Break Hoodie, $52
A cowl-neck and an oversized fit? That's how we do it, folks. Nursing-friendly, pooch-hiding in style.
Don a pretty nursing bra and slip this little number down to nurse. [Insert terrible joke about bringing sexy 'back' while nursing]
4. 23 Graphic Varsity Sweatshirt, $38
This might seem like an odd choice, but I loved crop tops for nursing. Just layer these babies over a nursing cami, and go up with the crop-top and down with the cami when the time comes. Most of these crop tops swing a bit and are forgiving on a smallish pooch.
That's it! My highly-edited (snort) list of sweatshirts. In all seriousness, there are so many to choose from (many, many more than shown here) that it's a good time to be shopping fleece.
Any other favs I missed?
ps. We have another How We Wear It coming up this week. So if you'd like to play along, get ready to style up a basic cardigan….