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3 ways to make a sweatshirt look classy

February 25 2023 – Denitsa Damyanova

Woman sitting on stairs in the winter sunshine and wearing a purple sweatshirt and orange trousers.
Woman sitting on stairs in the winter sunshine and wearing a purple sweatshirt and orange trousers.
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘sweatshirt’? It probably has to do with comfort. Sweatshirts are for sure one of the most comfortable items of clothing out there. Made from soft cotton and with comfortably loose fit, they just scream ‘put me on and chill all day’.
However, let’s not limit your favourite cuddly top to lazy leisurewear. Sweatshirts are very versatile items of clothing. What if we tell you that they can be mixed-and-matched in all sorts of cool outfits? From trendy Y2K looks to badass chic outfits, the sky is the limit. It all sounds great but when it comes to it, how do you style a sweatshirt in a classy-looking outfit? If you have no idea, then you’ve landed in the right place. We have some pretty cool ideas how to take your favourite sweatshirt to work, on a date or on a casual stroll with the gals and we are happy to share them with you. So, let’s get on with it!

How do you make a sweatshirt look classy?

Every item of clothing, no matter how casual, can make a classy outfit with the right styling. It’s very likely that you already have all the ingredients to style a few classy looks with your sweatshirt. Here are three ideas from us that can make every women cotton sweatshirt into a stylish piece.

The Smart look

Stylish woman wearing a grey sweatshirt and grey trousers, drinking coffee.
One great way to style your comfy, otherwise casual, sweatshirt is with something from the exact opposite side of the spectrum. Get a pair of fancy suit trousers. These will easily elevate the outfit. This look is still about being comfortable so our best suggestion is to go with some cool trainers.
Now, if you are going for classy, accessories are essential. Opt for a classy purse and to finish the look – a pair of statement gold or silver earrings.

The Chic look

Classy woman wearing a white sweatshirt, blue jeans and black boots, walking down the street.
The Chic look is again a mix of casual and formal but in a slightly more conventional way. For this one wear your cuddly cotton sweatshirt with a pair of slim or even skinny jeans. Choose a pair that is high-waisted and slightly tuck in the sweatshirt’s hem. This will position your waist and complement your figure. Ideally, you will want to put on a stylish belt that will show discretely from under the top.
With the shoes, you can go two ways. If you really value your comfort, we suggest a pair of sneakers or flat sandals. This will keep the overall vibe more casual. However, if you want a bit more glamour, then bring out the big guns. The fancy high heels you bought but almost never wear will look awesome in this outfit.
Finish off with a couple of layered necklaces and a classy tote bag.

The Trendy look

Stylish young woman wearing a blue sweatshirt, blue jeans and white shoes, standing next to a lake.
Our third idea is the Trendy look. This outfit’s vibes are youthful and easy-going. The feel is very much 90s cool kids. Style the sweatshirt with a pair of wide leg jeans. You can tuck the corner of the top’s hem in the jeans same as with the previous look. However, since this look is less elevated, drop the belt.
This outfit goes best with sneakers or chunky boots, depending on the season. In colder weather – go for warmer shoes. As for jewellery, it can be a lot more playful with colourful earrings or rings. You can go crazy with this one.
One of the best things about this look is that you don’t need to carry a fancy purse. Just grab a trendy backpack and call it a day.
These are our three ideas on how to bring your sweatshirts out of the house and into super cool, classy outfits. However, one thing that we haven’t covered yet is the fit of the sweatshirt. We thought this one deserves its own space.

How should a women's sweatshirt fit?

The sweatshirt is a comfortable item by design. As such the best fit for it is a comfortable one. This can vary from person to person and even based on the occasion. Some days you may prefer a slim fit sweatshirt and others you may want to sink in into a giant loose hoodie. It is entirely up to you.
If you still want us to put our two cents in, then here it is. When it comes to women’s sweatshirts fit, go for something between slightly loose to oversized. A tight sweatshirt just does not feel as good.

Are sweatshirts in style in 2023?

Yes, they are! Sweatshirts are an essential part of Streetwear fashion. This movement first started in the early 80s and is very much going strong to this day.
What’s more, personal style changed a lot during and after the pandemic. People realised how nice it feels to wear comfortable clothes and don’t want to go back to boring office wear. And why would you when there are so many creative ways to look stylish? These are just some of the reasons why sweatshirts are in style in 2023.
You can have a look at our collection of funky organic cotton sweatshirts here.
We’d love to hear about the ways you style your sweatshirts, so let us know in the comments below!


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