We'll tell you this right now: this is as close as you'll get to wearing your sweats to a party. Seriously. In the same vein as other punched-up loungewear, you get the best of both worlds. Let's be clear, though: this is kind of a harvest-moon situation. Yes, you can don these dressy sweatshirts year-round, but we find that these ultraembellished, lace-covered, bejeweled, and feathered iterations make the best statement during the holidays. Instead of opting for a festive cocktail dress, go with something that's fun, eye-catching, and that basically solves all your styling problems in one go. There's a 3.1 Phillip Lim sequined, colorblocked top (pictured here) that we're betting even the sportiest styler will fall for, but if you're not one for the sparkle, don't sweat it. We've got more subtle metallic foiling and houndstooth print where that came from. Ten, to be exact. Now, all that's left to do is add a slick pair of black trousers and pumps — or a pencil skirt, if you're feeling sexy — and you're ready to hit the holiday party circuit.
We're happy to report laid-back sweater culture is alive and well. Credit Spring's sportier edge — with Rag & Bone, Proenza Schouler, and Textile Elizabeth and James at the helm — for the resurgence of this particularly casual-cool topper, and we're smitten with its easy styling versatility. To illustrate our point, we've enlisted the likes of Miranda Kerr, Nicole Richie, and Jessica Alba to show off their laid-back knits — seven days, seven ways. From printed versions tucked into pretty floral miniskirts to bright crewnecks worn with denim cutoffs, these super relaxed sweaters and luxe sweatshirts prove worthy of a week's wear. Click on for style-setting examples, then shop our editors' picks to get the look.
If you thought you couldn't dress up a simple sweatshirt, think again: it's incredibly easy to do — plus, it's an insanely chic, effortless look that gives off a nonchalant "oh, this? I'm just keeping it super casual tonight" vibe. You'll look like you don't really care, but care just enough to make a statement (which is always the goal, right?). To help you out, we've put together five distinctly different ways to dress up your sweats, including a classic crew-neck and a cropped iteration— even a hoodie! Click through now to see and shop our looks.
You should never, ever underestimate the power of a good sweatshirt — yes, you definitely need a standard hoodie for those heading-to-the-gym moments and bad hair days, but we're talking about more of the slouchy, impossibly cool "I just threw this on" appeal of a classic pullover. It goes with everything, can easily be layered over a dress or collared shirt for day, and has the ability to look fresh and effortless when worn with a miniskirt or leather leggings come evening. For the new season, we're craving breezier versions of our favorite chunky knits — perfect for Spring layering, but still lightweight enough to be tied around the waist or thrown in a tote bag once the weather warms up. We've rounded up 10 of our most-loved pieces, so click through to see and shop them now.
The classic grey sweatshirt has been remixed this season and we love the latest batch, which boasts fresh details and unexpected textiles. Make it your cool, dressed-down staple today with our unique picks — ranging from a silver foil leopard print top to a twisted masterpiece — from Bodkin, Loeffler Randall, Urban Outfitters, and Pringle of Scotland.
Left to right: Urban Outfitters Chandler Sweatshirt ($58), Pringle of Scotland Leather Detail Cashmere Sweater ($1,195), Loeffler Randall Silk Sweatshirt ($325), Bodkin Caos Sweater ($368)
There's only so many hooded sweatshirts one can see without becoming bored. This Quiksilver Aurelie Sweatshirt ($24, originally $78), on the other hand, is the antithesis of dull. It's a hoodie with a girlie twist achieved by the scoop drawstring bodice. You can tighten it for dramatic flair or loosen it for a casual approach. It will keep you cozy like a regular sweatshirt but will simultaneously show off your stylish side. And I don't know about you, but I like to look fashionable even when bumming it.
Baseball is coming to a close and basketball is still in pre-season. You know what that means? Football! Lots and lots of football. Whether it's college or professional pigskin that's a household favorite, chances are someone in your house is watching a brown leather ball get tossed around a 100-yard field on Saturday, Sunday or both!
Many mamas and papas dress their mini mes up in their favorite team jerseys and encourage them to cheer the ballers on to victory. Personally, I just like to doll them up in athletic sweats that make them look sporty. Check out these bargain deals from The Children's Place. Cozied up like a lil prepster, your wee one will also have that athletic edge to him.