Statement sweatshirt … what to wear this weekend

Statement sweatshirt … the new rules

We’ve all seen the statement sweatshirts from the past few seasons, winking at us from the store fronts, pruporting to be a fad, when really those of us who were early adopters knew that they were a thing of comfort and joy, and were to be worn with everything from office to evening. Well, I’m pleased to report that these comfy weekend wardrobe staples are set to keep us company for another season.

The past incarnations of the statement sweatshirt have been mostly about in your face motifs (see the Kenzo classic tiger collection here) or pop-art offerings from witty designers like Markus Lupfer. But this time around the statement sweatshirt has done a little growing up. Designers have hopped onto the notion that the statement sweatshirt could be the perfect luxe go-to weekend piece, but also work quite nicely thankyou during the week for workwear when paired with a sensible pencil skirt.

In order to hit just the right statement sweatshirt style note for this upcoming spring, snag yourself a piece with luxe detailing and prepare to wear it to death.

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Statement sweatshirt … how to wear it

If you’re lucky enough to have one of those long, ‘nothing planned’ kind of weekends stretching ahead of you, then your statement sweatshirt needs to be paired with the ultimate relaxed vibe choice of double denim. We’re not talking the debacle of the Britney/Justin double denim escapades of days gone by, nope – today’s double denim is all about mixing up your light washes with your distressed denim. Check out these Marc by Marc Jacobs skinny jeans and this Paige denim shirt.

Look for statement sweatshirts in luxe or contrast fabrics. I love this J.Crew jacquard one, but take a peek at this delicious Theory leather panel one, or this Rag & Bone satin one.

Buy your statement sweathshirt a size above your normal fit to ensure that you have that full on oversized look working for you. Throw on some weekend casual accessories, including this season’s must-have pom pom beanie, and you will have the perfect ‘I’ve-just-fallen-out-of-bed-but-am-still-utterly-stylish-on-the-weekend’ look going on.

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