Need some inspo on how to wear your sweats?
It doesn't have to be loungewear...
If you’re anything like me, you’re probably wearing your beloved sweatshirts to lounge around the house, or WFH, teaming them with sports leggings, or sweatpants. And it’s been fun, not having to bother, but even I’m looking forward to dressing up to go out again. When life does return to some kind of normal and we’re allowed out, I‘d like to think there are ways I could ease myself back into normal dressing, by still incorporating a sweatshirt.
So, I thought I’d put together a bit of inspo on how to make the most of your sweats when we’re allowed to mingle. Tucking them in, rather than loose can give a more finished look or just mixing them up with some smarter pieces makes a whole lot of difference. Think sweatshirt in place of a sweater.
The tailored jacket/blazer
The simplest way to elevate your sweats for public consumption is to throw on a tailored jacket. Whether you team them with jeans and heels, or sweats and trainers, it’s a sure-fire way to take it up a notch.
Similarly, a long, tailored coat will do the job, and keep you warm in the process.
Team them with leather – real or faux. Try skinnies or wide legs for this. There are so many styles around this season, that you’re sure to find something that works for you.
Skirts & Dresses
If you’re anything like me, your wardrobe will be full of dresses and skirts that you wore loads in the summer. Now it’s a bit cooler, they just don’t have quite the same appeal. I’m always worried they won’t be quite warm enough. But team them with a sweat and boots, and hey presto, new winter outfits. I often cheat and wear sports capri leggings underneath for that extra warmth, but don’t tell anybody!
And if you really just want to stay dressed down (and why not?), then you can still create lots of different looks with more casual elements. Change your trainers to chunky boots, or loafer mules. Add in a biker jacket or switch your baggy joggers for wide leg or capri styles. Above all, enjoy it!