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.
Birungi Kawooya Art
Inspired by Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE statue, artist Birungi Kawooya’s navy sweatshirt is a wearable piece of design that aims to share good vibes. With work that’s all about empowering Black women and girls and celebrating the beauty of the African diaspora, Kawooya is a name to watch.
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.
Acne StudiosCut 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.
H&MMade 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.
WeekdayTie-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.
MonkiMade 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.
ArketAvailable 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.
ALEXACHUNGAlexa 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.
Les Boys Les GirlsThe 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.
CosWhatever 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.
Product images: courtesy of individual brands