From pastel shades to slogans, here’s our pick of the best statement sweatshirts to buy now and love forever.
If you’re still at home the majority of the time, you may be struggling to find new working from home outfit ideas. The brief is simple; you need something that feels every bit as comfortable as your favourite hoodie but won’t leave you cringing with embarrassment when that fifth Zoom meeting of the day turns out not to be audio only. Enter the humble sweatshirt.
The style equivalent of a giant hug, the perfect sweatshirt is snug, comforting and feels like a cosy armour against whatever the day has in store. If you’re thinking about the grey, frayed sweater you have stuffed in a drawer somewhere, think again: this season’s statement sweaters are not only ultra cosy but stylish, too.
From technical surf-inspired pieces to pastel shades and tie-dye prints, sweatshirts have been big news on the catwalks this season – and have proven popular among Instagram influencers, too.
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Tempted to try the trend for yourself? Styling a sweatshirt couldn’t be easier. Wearing an oversized style in a bold colour is the chicest way to channel this look; just add your go-to jeans and flip flops for an outfit that feels every bit as comfortable as loungewear, but looks infinitely more polished.
Whether you’re looking for a classic Acne Studios sweater or a quirky oversized polo in a playful pastel hue, we’ve found the coolest sweatshirts available to buy online right now.
Baum Und Pferdgarten sweatshirt
Part of the ‘und earth’ collection created using 100% recycled materials, four euros from every item sold will go to the Green Transition Denmark organisation to create a more sustainable society.
Shop Jimi sweater at Baum Und Pferdgarten, £89
Cut from soft cotton jersey to an oversized silhouette, this statement sweatshirt will look just as cool when styled with a midi skirt as it does worn with off-duty denim. Shop Acne Studios Forba sweatshirt at Matches, £190 BUY NOW
Made from recycled polyester, this grey sweatshirt is a daily reminder to have that work/life balance. Grab it in a few sizes up to be extra comfy with leggings.
Shop cotton-blend sweatshirt at H&M, £12.99BUY NOW
Tie-dye has been with us throughout the whole of lockdown, so why ditch it now? Not only will this playful sweatshirt print perk up your outfits, but it feels extra soft and snug, too.
Shop Amaze printed sweatshirt at Weekday, £35BUY NOW
Made to be noticed, this ‘new world new rules’ sweatshirt is quite fitting with lockdown easing. Whether you wear it with jeans or over a mini dress, you’ll wear it on repeat.
Shop statement sweatshirt at Monki, £30
Available in seven different shades, Arket’s sweatshirt will instantly elevate a pair of jeans to a standout outfit. Grab it in a size up for extra comfort.
Shop Terry sweatshirt at Arket, £35
Alexa Chung’s iconic personal style has had us hooked for years, and her eponymous label is every bit as chic. Though irresistibly cosy, this statement sweatshirt will up the ante in the style stakes.
Shop ALEXACHUNG printed cotton sweatshirt at My Theresa, £108
Les Boys Les Girls
The go-to for luxe loungewear, Les Boys Les Girls have updated a classic with this logo sweatshirt. You can get the matching joggers for this unisex style, too.
Shop crew neck sweatshirt at Les Boys Les Girls, £65
Whatever the weather brings, this sunshine shade sweater will put you in the mood for summer. Made from organic cotton, it’s a guilt-free purchase you won’t regret.
Shop oversized sweatshirt at Cos, £27.50 (previously £55)
Product images: courtesy of individual brands
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