I Guess I Wear Sweatshirts Now

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While we’ve spent the last several years convincing ourselves that joggers, are, in fact, real pants…I’ve pretty much ignored sweatshirts. Every once in a while, I’d layer a hoodie under a leather jacket or something, but the vast majority of my sweatshirts were worn strictly as loungewear or post-workout whatevers.

I took the name ‘sweatshirt’ v. literally.

Oh, Hey! Sweatshirts Are Part Of My Outfits Now

But since the pandemic shutdowns, I’ve started wearing sweatshirts on the regular. And I realized that I’ve been thinking about these things all wrong! Sweatshirts are not sweater replacements — they’ll never be quite as soft, nor as warm as a delicious cashmere sweater — but they’re a heck of a lot better than most long-sleeve t-shirts out there.

Sweatshirts are just tops, with a sporty, nonchalant vibe.

And I found a really good one. In the Nordstrom Sale, no less.

Sweatshirts are not sweater replacements, but they're a heck of a lot better than most long-sleeve t-shirts. Sweatshirts are just tops, with a sporty, nonchalant vibe.

sweatshirt (s) | jeans (27) – similar wash | slides | bag (and strap) | similar sunglasses

This Sweaty Betty Sweatshirt is thin (but not too thin), delightfully drapey, and has a banded-waist bottom so it looks cute with leggings…yet tucks like a champ. The sleeves are nice and long without overwhelming. It was one of those surprising pieces that I tried on…and have barely taken off since.

This sweatshirt is also available in black or pink…but I love the white. It feels like a really chic choice for a sweatshirt.

Sweatshirts are not sweater replacements, but they're a heck of a lot better than most long-sleeve t-shirts. Sweatshirts are just tops, with a sporty, nonchalant vibe.

I’m also not sad about these stupidly comfortable puffy slides. Another unexpected find.

Sweatshirts are not sweater replacements, but they're a heck of a lot better than most long-sleeve t-shirts. Sweatshirts are just tops, with a sporty, nonchalant vibe.
Sweatshirts are not sweater replacements, but they're a heck of a lot better than most long-sleeve t-shirts. Sweatshirts are just tops, with a sporty, nonchalant vibe.

sweatshirt (s) | jeans (27) – similar wash | slides | bag (and strap) | similar sunglasses

Fit Notes: While I did link the exact jeans…I added some distressing myself. (Nothing fancy, just scissors, it seriously took seconds.). Size up in the jeans. Slides run TTS, the bag would fit a small child in it, and the sweatshirt runs TTS (if you want a slightly slouchy fit).

The Sweatshirts I’ve Been Wearing The Most

In addition to the white Sweaty Betty sweatshirt, I’ve been wearing a bunch of others on repeat, especially since Vermont gets chilly at night. It’s also nice (lazy?) that I can workout, hike, lounge and run errands using the same layering piece. These all hit the mark for comfy and cute.

You guys have a favorite sweatshirt? Spill. Apparently, I’m starting a collection.

xo,

S

9 COMMENTS

  1. I think I just got old. I used to wear a sweatshirt with shorts when I was 12 and felt so stylish but 41 year old me feels like it’s just too casual unless I’m at the beach and even then I prefer a cotton sweater – either loose knit or French stripes. But then I’m also in the “leggings aren’t pants” camp. I’m trying to figure out why because I’m a no-makeup, Linzi-level-comfort shoes person so I’m hardly a fancy “beauty over ease” person. Years of living in Montreal and Europe maybe? Perhaps the super stylish grandmother I never met reached through the ether and drew a line in the sand? Some forgotten but indelibly imprinted comment from my so-stylish older sister? Whatever it is, I always appreciate Shana trying endless different trends and looks and making me think about how my own personal style is evolving.

  2. Cutest post ever! I have a size 10/12 10 year old, so this was extra fun. Very much appreciated the sports bras you highlighted at the end! We’re fans of the ones from Athleta Girl and the cost per wear makes them worth it. Your girls are darling and I LOVE their style!

  3. I just bought an Amour Vert fleece sweatshirt based on a review that said the inside was “as soft as a bunny,” and it not only is not a lie, but it’s the most elevated, elegant sweatshirt I own. Sadly the site has about zero sweatshirts right now, but hopefully in the fall?

  4. I’m obsessed with sweatshirts! There are two websites that recently discovered that has adorable sweatshirts. Unfortunately they are both non-US sites so you do have to pay more shipping. But totally worth it! The first is Lucy Dodwell (British brand) and the second is Castle and Things (Australian brand). Really cute and nice quality sweatshirts! I might have one or two from each of them! 🙂

  5. You are so right! I just pulled out the cutest Lululemon bright pink sweatshirt to wear with the wild fable jeans Amy recommend. I am almost skipping with joy. Better than any long sleeve T by a mile l!

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