Be honest, what comes to mind when you think of a sweatshirt? Is it bright graphics, typography, loose, slouchy fits? If yes, those aren’t the types of sweatshirts we’re here to talk about. The ones we like are sweatshirts that can be dressed up with a little effort. A pair of trousers, some jewellery or heels can do wonders to even the most basic piece of clothing. Keep scrolling to learn how to dress up a sweatshirt…

With a jacket

It’s not always an easy task to make a sweatshirt look chic, but with the right sweatshirt styling tips you will look good no matter what. And outfit layering is a great place to begin! Start with the minimalistic regular fit sweatshirt in black from Levi’s. Tuck it into the white skinny fit jeans from Kraus. Top this outfit with the uber-fashionable casual jacket from Code for a more elegant look. The lapel collar, roll-up sleeves and tie-up waist add elements of interest to this otherwise solid grey jacket. A pair of black heels will tie this outfit together nicely, making it look flattering enough even for an office setting!

With athleisure


For a more relaxed look, athleisure never fails. What will make you look sophisticated instead of dressed down, or even worse, unkempt, is the fit. For athleisure looks, make sure to pick sizes that are right for your body type and don’t hang off your shoulders or crumple at the ankles. You can do this by picking a style like Fame Forever’s wine red joggers that are detailed with a drawstring waist and cuffed hems for a more fitted appearance. Teamed with the regular fit sweatshirt, it will be the perfect mix of comfy and stylish. A pair of white sneakers is all you need to complete this outfit.

With heels

A pair of heels can transform an outfit at the snap of your fingertips. Regardless of what you are wearing, be it basic denims and a crew neck tee, heels make any outfit look more attractive and fashionable. One way how to style a sweatshirt is by simply adding a pair of heels to it. The dark grey treggings from Van Heusen will amp up this look. And for an added bonus, the heels and tight fit of the treggings will give your legs a more sculpted look!

With denim

If you want to keep things simple and go with the trustier denim-and-sweatshirt combo, skinny fit jeans will fare better than looser, baggier fits like boyfriend or flared jeans. The contrast between the tight jeans and roomy sweatshirt makes it look far trendier! Try Kraus’ blue stonewashed skinny fit jeans to pull off this look.

With shorts

Another way how to dress up a sweatshirt is by teaming it with shorts. Ideal for the warmer weather, this casual look can be go-to for anything from running errands to a day out with your girl squad. Take your shorts style up a notch by swapping a regular denim pair with these dungaree shorts from Ginger designed in a bright red fabric with a paperbag waist and thick suspenders.

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Krishna Raj S

Was looking for ideas on how to style a sweatshirt and I did not know that sweatshirts can be styled in SO many ways! Very useful piece.

Kundan Kumar Mishra

As winter is here I took out all of my sweatshirts but I was wondering on how to style a sweatshirt in different ways as I did not wanted to invest in new ones. This blog has some great tips to style the sweatshirt. Loved it