There was a time, not long ago, where sweatshirts were worn either to the gym or to cuddle up in when lazing about the house. It certainly wasn’t considered high fashion or a major fashion trend, but this spring changes all that!
Sweat shirt fashion blossomed this past fall with Balenciaga’s 80s-era imagery done in sculptural fits, Proenza Schouler’s Asian motifs (like silky embroidered birds), and Derek Lam’s re-imagined sweatshirt in soft leather. This spring the trend is in full bloom with everyone from major designers to smaller brands taking a turn at their vision on a tried and true basic.
This spring think cropped (Adidas By Stella McCartney), consider bold bright graphics – Preen’s poppy cropped sweatshirt is one of my favorites, or simply add a vintage twist (similar to the ones we wore in our college days) – Etoile Isabel Marant’s Noah sweatshirt is a must have!
Sweatshirts are no longer mundane, but embody casual chic at its best!
Clockwise from top left: Glamorous Cropped Sweatshirt $31.57 www.asos.com, T By Alexander Wang Cropped Chunky Cotton Hoodie $295.00 www.alexanderwang.com, Adidas By Stella McCartney Cropped Sweatshirt $92.00 on sale for $65.00 www.mytheresa.com, Etoile Isabel Marant Noah Sweat Shirt $340.00 www.barneys.com, Preen Poppy Cropped Sweatshirt $534.00 www.matchesfashion.com, Vince Raglan Slub Sweatshirt $95.00 www.neimanmarcus.com.