The unexpected non-fashion item, the sweatshirt, is having a major moment in fashion this fall 2012 as the fashion sweatshirt. Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Balenciaga, and Kenzo were just a few designers who showcased what is being called “the novelty sweatshirt” on the fall runways back in February, which has become the unforeseen essential of the season.
We saw a re-imagining of this sporty gym staple on the runways, which is why we’re referring to it now as the fashion sweatshirt. Proenza Schouler displayed a black sweatshirt layered with a collared shirt and a metallic leather skirt. Balenciaga showed a sci-fi adaptation of the classic with a ruffled collar and contrasting A-line skirt with booties. Prabal Gurung showed a blue metallic skirt with a black luxe fabric-embellished sweatshirt. Lastly, Kenzo showed off their tiger face on a knitted sweatshirt, layered with another shade of green A-line skirt.
Whereas the sweatshirt was once strictly used to wear lounging around the house, as a warmer to the gym, or as a college student stuck in the dorm studying for mid-terms, its now coming back as the fashion sweatshirt into our wardrobes in unexpected ways. That’s right, you can absolutely get all dolled up with an oversized or cropped vintage sweatshirt! Trade in your sneakers and chapstick for heels, rouge lips, and a statement choker necklace to take the fashion sweatshirt from the rec to the VIP room.
For a collegiate take, you can wear an oxford shirt under a pullover and let the collar show, while pairing it with a flared skirt. You can even update one of your old sweatshirts by pairing it with a short mini and heels. Fashion bloggers, fashion week attendees and the fashion forward are pairing their fashion sweatshirts with skirts for a juxtaposition of dressy and casual. Below we show you 15 various different ways to pair your novelty, graphic, and fashion sweatshirts with feminine skirts and a pair of heels.
We want to know, is the novelty or fashion sweatshirt trend for you? Are you going to leave your home in a cute mini skirt, heels, and sweatshirt? If so, DEFINITELY post a pic to our facebook page! We’re loving the fashion sweatshirt so much, here’s how our editor recently styled the luxe sweatshirt trend.
The Luxe Fashion Sweatshirt Trend As Seen On Fall 2012 Runways
Fashion Bloggers And The Fashion Forward Wear Luxe Sweatshirts For Fall:
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