Sweatshirt Love

Zara rainbow sweatshirt

I’ve developed a bit of a thing for sweatshirts, of late. It started off when I bought a grey one from Marks and Spencer, on impulse, back in November. And then last month I picked up a floral embossed black sweatshirt (and a burgundy one) from New Look (well, they were a tenner each! How could I say no?). Then last week, I bought a white sweatshirt in the Mint Velvet sale – it was half price, and calling out to me from the sale rack.

Since then, I’ve found myself wandering casually into Topshop to look at their sweatshirts and looking on My Wardrobe at some pretty expensive ones. Oh and pinning a lot of them on Pinterest. The thing is, they’re so blooming versatile. My favourite way to wear a sweatshirt is with a statement necklace, skinny jeans and my new black leather Ash trainers. When I get to work, I can swap my trainers for heels and the look still works. If I had better legs, I’d rock the sweatshirt and leather skinnies look (I’d have to be careful not to end up in a lotion/talc mess like Ross from Friends).

Grey sweatshirt, leather trousers, trainers

Photo: Atlantic Pacific

great sweatshirt, orange clutch

Black sweatshirt, jeans, clutch

Image: They All Hate Us

I might never look as stylish in my sweatshirt as these street style snaps above, but I can try. Here are some of the sweatshirts I’m coveting at the moment…


Sweatshirts, sweatshirts, lovely sweatshirts

1. Kiss Me Tri Sweat, £29, Topshop 2. Preen Hutton Splash Sweatshirt, £365, My Wardrobe 3. Orange Margi Boxy Sweat, £75, Whistles 4. See by Chloe Jungle print sweatshirt, £178, My Wardrobe 5. Cream floral print sweatshirt, £28, River Island 6. Je Voudrais sweatshirt, £75, Whistles 7. Check Sleeve Sweat, £32, Topshop 8. Blurred floral sweat top, £35, Marks and Spencer

Which one’s your favourite?

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  1. olivia kirby
    February 18, 2014 / 10:12 pm

    Oh great, I like THE MOST EXPENSIVE one!! What a surprise! I love sweatshirts too, I have a cool Iron Fist one with a lamb on it and a Geek Minnie Mouse one! Both grey marl.

    • Alison Perry
      February 20, 2014 / 6:29 am

      Haha it’s always the way isn’t it?

  2. February 18, 2014 / 10:30 pm

    Gorgeous! I must admit that I haven’t been sure if I could pull off the sweatshirt thing but I ordered one last week in the H&M sale because it was so cheap that it would have been rude not to 😉

    • Alison Perry
      February 20, 2014 / 6:28 am

      Oh yes I think you could definitely pull one off!

  3. Gemma
    February 19, 2014 / 7:59 am

    Love that rainbow one where’s it from?

    • Alison Perry
      February 19, 2014 / 10:27 am

      Hi Gemma, it’s from Zara! Fab, isn’t it?

  4. February 21, 2014 / 4:48 pm

    I thought no.2 is gorgeous, then realised what the price is! Love a nice sweatshirt though and you can pick up lovely ones on the high street x

  5. February 25, 2014 / 1:24 pm

    Adore the rainbow Zara one, Topshop have a great collection too and I love the laid back sweatshirt look, makes me feel 19 again! Thanks for linking up to #fashionfriday

  6. February 25, 2014 / 1:25 pm

    Commenting from the wrong account (’twas a late night)…Thanks again for linking!

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