How To Wear Dressy Sweatshirts

I’m sure you own one. The tried and true, almost-worn-through favorite sweatshirt. It could be from your glory days in college or a well loved vacation that, when you put the sweatshirt on, makes you feel like you are being hugged by wonderful memories. Sweatshirts are warm, cozy, comfy…basically perfect. They are your best friend on a cool day when you want to curl up on the sofa with a good book.

So we should all be thankful for the dressy sweatshirt trend. We can wear it when we want to be joyfully lazy or pair it with satin and heels…it is like a dream come true when you can where your sweatshirt out on the town!

But wearing a dressy sweatshirt can be tricky. If you throw it on while wearing sweatpants you might look like you’ve just been to the grocery store or car wash. That is not the look we are going for. With the right fit and fabric, your dressy sweatshirt look will be flattering, stylish, and appropriately formal.


Here is a simple cotton and modal gray sweatshirt by Michael Stars. Pairing it with our BCBG ruched skirt and Dolce Vita black booties ups the fashion quotient to downright cool.


And you thought Joie only did ultra feminine flirty shirts! Joie does not disappoint in this midnight blue sparkly number. The texture and fit is perfect to pair with these satin joggers by LillaP. Funk it up for an edgy street style look with these kicks by Johnson Murphy.


Classic kangaroo sweatshirt in burgundy velvet? Why not!  Yes, a hoodie can be chic! Elevate this topper by pairing it with our black, tuxedo-inspired denim by DL 1961 and suede flats by Patricia Green. Velvet is a continuous theme in the outfit yet not over the top, and the velvet striped denim gives the outfit an overall cool feel.

Yes, you can wear these sweatshirts with your favorite jeans…maybe even when you put those jeans on the second day in a row. 😉


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