Sweatshirts are seasonless. What we mean by this, you can wear them at any time of the year. They are thin enough to be worn during the summer, especially during the evenings after sundown. In the winter they are equally effective considering how you can use them to stay warm. They work as an effective layer or you can wear them as stand-alone apparel with denim jeans, chinos, and even tailored trousers when they are in the right colour and style. The sweatshirt is usually the go-to choice for men who are looking to create effortless streetwear combinations mainly because they are so comfortable.
The sweatshirt started off life as technical apparel. It was created for American university football teams back in the 1950s as something to wear on the campus. The name of the university was proudly displayed on these sweatshirts. Like all things that are associated with athletes go on to become popular, the sweatshirt began to receive a healthy amount of traction as well. It wasn’t until the 1980s when the popularity of the sweatshirt began to skyrocket, with the growth of the hip hop culture. Today it is a very important part of the athleisure culture and is synonymous with great casual fashion.
- Classic: The combination of white trainer shoes, denim jeans, mixed with a sweatshirt is an original combination. It is a style that has stood the test of time and is even popular today. This combination is also an effective way to show off the style quotient of your sweatshirt, especially if it has interesting logos and graphic designs. Simple yet effective, this combination works as streetwear, weekend wear and even as an outfit to a house party. You can add variations to this look by integrating a bomber jacket and a few accessories.
- Dressed up: You can dress up the standard looks of a sweatshirt effectively and make it look smart. The only thing you need to remember here is to make sure that your sweatshirt is solid coloured and neat. Prints and smart apparel like tailored trousers and chinos usually do not complement each other. Mens sweatshirts in neutral colours such as grey, black, beige and even white are perfect for this look. Because sweatshirts closely mimic knitted pullovers, this look works flawlessly. Finish it by combining with brogues, desert boots or Chelsea boots. You can throw on a blazer or a bomber jacket on top.
- Mix it up: We live today in times where the individuality of a style is appreciated. So let your hair down and try out different variations of the casual and smart casual combinations to truly create your own identity with a sweatshirt. A bomber jacket, shirts, chino trousers, denim jeans, tailored trousers, brogue shoes, Chelsea boots are the other items that you need when styling up a sweatshirt. Use the colour of the sweatshirt, its design and the prints on it to your advantage. You can also try something adventurous like pairing sweatshirts with eye catchy graphics with joggers and basketball or running shoes.
The sweatshirt has a lot of fashion mileage. Five or six of them in your wardrobe should see you dressing effortlessly for a wide variety of occasions.