Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Ultimate Sweatshirt Guide

Today's sweatshirts have moved passed the cozy, worn in gray athletic cocoons that we've all grown up with. Sweatshirts are now a canvas for jewels, scissors, paint, dyes, feathers and fringe. Some designers have even gone so far as to build the sweatshirt out of materials such as leather, fur, silk and wool. While I am the last to call myself "trendy" there is something comforting about being able to wear a sweatshirt to work and not be accused of violating the dress code, so I've definitely added a couple of these to my fall wishlist.


Cutouts

Funktional
Theory

Murmur





Carven styled by Atlantic Pacific

 Unconventional Materials
             
(Fur) 3.1 Phillip Lim
                 
(Leather) Helmut Lang
                 
(Faux Leather) Target


                    
(Silk) Alexander Wang

                   
(Cashmere) ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo
                    
(Neoprene) TopShop




















Embellishments
 
Asos Sweatshirt with Fringed Zebra Sleeve

JCrew


House of Holland
Lanvin

Markus Lupfer



Fabric Treatments
Betina

Asos Sweatshirt in Foil
3.1 Phillip Lim
Mossimo Supply


Prints
Zara
Only Floral Sweat Top
MCQ Alexander McQueen


Shapes
H&M

Helmut Lang
Alexander Wang

T by Alexander Wang


Looking for your new sweatshirt? Start here: Asos, TopShop, Barney's, Net-A-Porter, Neiman Marcus, Zara, Shopbop and Target.