This winter has been a long and particularly dreary one, but we can finally rejoice now that the first signs of spring are here. While it is no longer winter, the days are still relatively chilly, but this doesn’t mean that you have to stick to bulky sweaters and cable knits to stay warm. We all know there is nothing quite like the comfort of a sweatshirt on a cool day. So why not dress your sweatshirt up! That’s right, sweatshirts are no longer just for lounging in your room and running to class. They have made a major statement as a fashion staple and there is no better time to rock them than in the spring.
If you browse through any major fashion store like Forever 21, TopShop, or River Island, you will be sure to see a number of sweatshirts that have been embellished with lace, rhinestones, and sequins. My favorite way to wear an embellished sweatshirt is by pairing it with skinny jeans and heels. You will automatically look like you walked out of a fashion magazine just by throwing these three pieces together. Do not be intimidated to dress up your sweatshirt. You can even pair one with a skirt and tights for a night out! I personally prefer wearing mine with stilettos and dark washed jeans. It adds a level of sophistication to your look and something about it feels very European-chic to me.
My second step to style a sparkly sweatshirt is by pairing it with some statement jewelry. Keep the focus on one piece of jewelry and have fun with it. My go to pieces are always my gold Michael Kors watch and any one of the statement necklaces that I’ve collected from a variety of stores. As a general rule, if my sweatshirt has embellishments all over it I go with statement earrings to keep the look from becoming overdone. If the embellishments on my sweatshirt are sparse or understated I normally go with a big statement necklace to dress up the look as much as I can.
Don’t forget about your bag when creating your outfit. If you are styling your look to go out in then use a clutch. This will take your entire outfit up by a notch. If your look is for daytime go with your favorite crossbody bag! These outfit tips will have you looking like a million bucks in no time this spring!