5 Ways to Style a Sweatshirt for Life

Here’s the thing: life is weird right now. We are wearing sweatshirts for everything from zoom work calls to virtual schooling our kids. Loungewear is here to stay. Winter is coming and we might as well be comfy, cozy & cute. Amiright? I’ll go with the sweatshirt that feels like a million bucks and looks like it too. I’m calling it 5 ways to style a sweatshirt for life in 2020.

All of my jewelry is from Sela Designs, a nonprofit company I founded that gives 100% of profit to stop sex trafficking, care for orphans, and break the cycle of generational poverty. Every piece you see is handmade in my home studio by me and a small team of helpers.

And now for the best sweatshirt ever:

1. Black Jeans

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This sweatshirt is the Jessie shirt in Olive from Thom Kelly. You know I love Thom Kelly. I could rave about their quality all day long. Everything they do is top-notch. I’m wearing my usual size small and it’s roomy. If you are between sizes or like a more fitted look consider sizing down.

The black skinny jeans are soft & have a good amount of stretch, but they don’t loose their shape. I’m wearing my usual size 28.

2. Distressed Comfy Jeans

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If black jeans take it up a notch, distressed brings a comfy, modern vibe that I can’t get enough of. They are soft and comfy in all the right ways. Paired with great leather booties + accessories and it’s a perfect Fall weekend outfit.

3. Leggings

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What’s a sweatshirt without leggings? Well, I’m not much of a leggings as pants kind of girl, but these are the exception! These ponte legging pants are thick and look as good as real pants, but all the comfort of leggings. I wear them every weekend. You can see more ways I styled them here.

4. Workwear

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Wait just a minute! It was just a sweatshirt with leggings & now it’s workwear? Hey, what can I say? When you got it, you got it!

Yep, the Jessie shirt can even become workwear with a great pair of trousers and the right accessories. Elevated and 100% comfy. I like to call that winning.

5. Linen Pants

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And now we are back to loungewear. I love a great pair of linen pants. This outfit feels like pajamas, but is totally acceptable in public. So, after work, toss the trousers aside and throw on some linen for the evening.

I’ve been asked a lot lately how to add jewelry to loungewear and this is exactly how I do it. My outfit is absolutely comfy and allows me to chase my kids, sit on the floor to play, and make jewelry. I add leather statement earrings, a front tuck to my sweatshirt & I feel a bit more put together.

Those few extra touches make a world of difference! And PS – these new cotton socks from Nisolo are awesome too.

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