Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Trend Watch Tuesday - The New Sweatshirt

Sweatshirts are no longer set aside for the gym, lounging on the couch or snuggling up by a bonfire. Yes, they are still a priority for those things, but have become so much more. Who would have thought that a sweatshirt could be dressy, make a statement and actually have sequins?

 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9

Sweatshirts have come a long way and I like it. There are so many fun options; from sassy phrases, sparkles, nostalgic graphics, embroidered designs and a rainbow of colors, grabbing at least one for the cooler months is a must. 

Say goodbye to pairing them with just denim because there are new and improved options on the horizon. Anything and everything from colored skinnies, leather skirts, leggings and layering over dresses, sweatshirts have a whole new meaning and the word sweat should not be included. 

This may not be the newest trend, but one that is definitely on all the fashion magazines', retailers', designers' and style bloggers' radars. 

What's not to love? Who could disagree with being both comfortable and fashionable?

Have you picked up a graphic or embellished sweatshirt this season? The Heart and Soul one is hanging in my closet now and I am about to hit "checkout" on the TopShop polka dotted one. Simply put....awesome.

Shanna

42 comments:

Miranda said...

I LOVE sweatshirts and sweatshirt weather! layering is the best kind of style :)

Jen Vroi said...

I adore sweatshirts! And It's finally cool enough to break them out :)

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

I bought the BOOM! sweatshirt and *ALMOST* grabbed that heart & soul one last week at ON! Totally crushing on the Oh LA LA one too!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Amy - Louise said...

I totally agree with you. I have some gift cards / money for my birthday on Friday and will be making some purchases. I've already bought a fair few in September, but the Mango sweater collection is adorable and I can't resist!

Susan Jeffries said...

It has still been too hot here for sweatshirts but, if I had to choose favorites, I would pick the sequin shoulders for myself and the awesome for my daughter. Just because she is awesome:) Old Navy has some great sweatshirts this season with fabulous bling! I love that you can be comfy and feminine! Have a great Tuesday! Susan

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Loving your sweatshirt round up Shanna! This is a trend that I am TOTALLY on board with !!!!!

Ashleigh said...

I'm in love with the lips one!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Kimberly said...

LOVE this post - I have a bejeweled one from F21 that I wear all the time...so comfy!

www.pennypincherfashion.com

Ashley said...

Great post! I love sweatshirts and can be easily styled in so many ways, especially the ones above :)

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

I am so excited that there are so many cute sweatshirt options out now. Cute and comfortable is always a great combination!

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

The Pink Growl said...

Now I am all for a comfy sweatshirt around the house, but these babies are gold!

Tagg said...

It's sweater weather! YAY! :)

x Tagg

Joanna Haughton said...

Hahaha! I have #9!! And it's on the blog tomorrow :)

I'm starting a new fashion link up and I think you might enjoy it. Maybe have some fun with fashion. It's all about breaking fashion rules. And the first link up is on Oct 10th and it wearing white after labour day! Hope you'll join me :) http://www.modamamablog.com/2013/10/repeat-repeat-repeat.html

Gina said...

we are certainly on the same page with sweatshirts. I can't stop buying graphic sweatshirts.
I love them with a collared button down underneath paired with everything.
these are some great picks. I'm loving that one embellished with polka dots!
XO, Gina
http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

Alyssa said...

Right now I'm loving anything that has fun writing on it–so cute!

TheTinyHeart said...

I love the one with the sequin details! Yay for cute and comfy sweatshirts being "in"!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Rebecca said...

The sweatshirts that I used to know are boring & shapeless.....so I can't contain my excitement over your picks here Shanna!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Style-Delights said...

Sweatshirts are having a moment!! Love ur picks here! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style-Delights Blog

Shira said...

We're clearly on the same page because I just did a sweatshirt post as well :) I wish the ohh la la sweatshirt was cheaper! I think I may just make my own:)

http://asequinloveaffair.com

Erica Zar said...

I am loving these sweatshirts! I just wore the lips sweatshirt on my blog! http://casuallystyled.blogspot.com/2013/09/sequined-sweatshirt-leather-hat.html?m=0

Helene said...

i ADORE this trend! It is so cute and casual and totally fun! I hope to buy some ones like these!

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

I can't wait to add some of these sweatshirts into my wardrobe! I am planning to use my ON bucks on one in October. Comfort that looks classy?! Right up my alley.

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I am loving the new sweatshirts! I want them all!

Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog - Girlie Blog Seattle said...

It's about time sweat shirts became more stylish. These are great choices. Personally, I prefer a little sequins on my comfort wear.
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Kayla Peveler said...

LOVING all of those. I want them allll!

Always Maylee said...

The fact that I can now wear sweatshirts in public and have it be "trendy" makes me so happy. #6 is my fave, but I'm sure you're not surprised. :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

allthatglitters810 said...

I love the glittery polka dot one! It would look so cute with this plaid button up I saw at Target that has those same gold sequins! :)

Jeans and a Teacup said...

That gold polka dot one is so cute! I definitely need more fun sweatshirts in my closet!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Nikki said...

Love the embellished and graphic sweatshirts. They are so fun and different! It is difficult to feel really cute in a sweatshirt, but these definitely will make you feel cute!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

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TaraMixandMatch said...

I've been loving all of the fun sweatshirts around recently!

pretty little things said...

ohhh im loving #9 - get in my closet! xo

http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com

Cece said...

I love these!!! I have some really unflattering sweatshirts from college that I cannot wear but won't throw away for sentimental reasons. I love that there are stylish glammed up versions. I'm definitely getting one by Christmas. Thanks for these lovely options. : )

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Alicia Mackin said...

I am LOVING number one! Nice.

Ali of Dressing Ken

Head to Toe Chic said...

Great minds think alike!!!! I love the ones you chose friend!

Carly said...

Totally bought number 7, just in a WAY bigger size than normal to fit the bump!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Rebecca Barnes said...

I'm usually late to trends, but this is one I can jump on immediately!

Tiffany Khyla said...

I love all of these! Especially 5,6, and 9. I may have to invest in one!

Elizabeth Nygard said...

I could live in sweatshirts. I just found a great, chic DKNY sweatshirt at TJMaxx. It has great zipper detailing at the shoulders. I love that sweatshirts aren't just for working out anymore.

Liz
elizabethnygard.com

Misty said...

I love that sweatshirts have come this far. I have a few cute ones on my wishlist.

FitTravelerAJ said...

I picked up an Old Navy one and I cannot wait to wear it! I am loving this trend.

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

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