Styled • A Simple Sweatshirt

I love finding new ways to wear items I already have in my closet. Not only does it mean that I get more use out of an item, but it allows me to use my creativity in my favorite way - creating something new! A lot of times when I buy something, whether it's a pair of shoes, a jacket, or a sweater, I'm imaging how I'll wear it before I even get it home. Some items are super versatile, like a jean jacket - it can be worn with nearly anything. Some items are less so, like a pair of over-the-knee boots.

For the versatile items in my closet, I like to have a casual option and more dressed up option on hand. Casual is my go-to, so that's usually the way I'll style it first. I wear a lot of athleisure outfits, so pairing a hooded sweatshirt with leggings and sneakers was easy to do. When I wanted to create a more put together option, I had to think outside the box of a "hoodie" a bit. Probably for most people, a hoodie is a super casual/lounge around/wear to the gym type of item. Most often, that's how I wear mine. But, I like the idea of being able to pair more refined pieces with casual pieces, so adding in a pair of pointed-toe mules and some statement studs was a good balance. The best part about this look is that you can take off the sweatshirt to reveal a cute embroidered tee underneath!

Which way would you wear it: athleisure or dressed up?

Aerie Street Hoodie | H&M Grey Tee | Alo High Waist Moto Leggings | Adidas Swift Run Sneakers | Sole Society Adden Crossbody Bag | Elisabeth Ashlie Travel Mug

Aerie Street Hoodie | BP. Embroidered Tee | Madewell 9-Inch Jeans | Target Velma Mules | Madewell Transport Tote | Mac Lipstick in Creme D'Nude | Elisabeth Ashlie Ariella Statement Studs


  1. Great Idea, but I think I would defiantly be more likely to only wear a sweatshirt as Athleisure! :)

  2. I love a good sweatshirt I can dress up a bit to look more put together but can also throw on with leggings for a complete relaxed look. This has definitely become my go to weekend look for errands and hanging out with my family. I like to be comfortable but cute more often than not since I work outside the home in a business environment during the week. I prefer more of a crew neck style and will pair with booties for more dressed up look or vans/converse for a more casual look, a cute necklace, and cute top or tank underneath and call it a day.

  3. Hey Lauren,

    We LOVE how you styled the sweatshirt in two different ways. Simple yet chic is a look that is sometimes difficult to accomplish, but with your help everyone can accomplish it! You are VERY right, versatile items are a must-have for every woman's closet! Both outfits you styled are super cute and definitely something we would wear!


  4. Thanks!!! I’m so excited to check out Zara and Tracy Ross Ellis new line! Thanks for all the fashion knowledge!! You may have a Fashion twin sister lanesha


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