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