Nothing glamorous in that title or name is there…? But, I’ve increasingly found myself leaning towards such items since working from home. (I do draw the line at joggers of same said fabric… no no. And I do get dressed people, and put on make up; its not all gone to the dogs.)
And perhaps its not just because I’m now based at home the majority of the time, but the whole Athleisure trend is filtering its way through everything. We want to be comfortable, we don’t want to feel restricted – frankly life can be stressful enough, we don’t need that from our clothes as well.
A sweat shirt hunt started for me with an impending camping trip earlier in the year. Once more; oh the glamour. There’s a party of six families, where having met and known each other since our eldest were all tiny babes in arms; we ALL manage to converge on a field and catch up for a few days of hard core BBQ-ing at least once a year – drinking good, and questionable wine and watch as the kids become increasingly independent and feral. They love it, we love it, though we are NEVER more grateful to finally get home to our creature comforts it’s an absolute highlight of the year.
I digress. Winter jumpers had of course in the summer, been long packed away, lightweight knits were not going to do the job; a campfire and red wine can only keep you so warm; so a sweat shirt was called into action. H&M served me nicely without too much commitment; a blush pink velour one. OK so this hadn’t necessarily been my first choice, and choices had been limited – but I have worn and worn it. Looks great with khaki, navy and black.
So now the repertoire needs to be expanded upon – here’s what’s out there that I would happily get my hands on, without the fear of an exercise class to be seen…
H&M V-neck velour in dark blue £19.99
Kitri have this Cowl neck sweat £55 – I visited their pop up shop on Marylebone High Street this week, for an evening hosted by #TheFrugality, having admired Kitri’s clothing online – seeing them in the flesh was a whole other thing; such careful consideration of fabrications; you could tell that nothing had been selected because it ‘would do’. Loved the clothes and a great evening. I will be back.
This sweat shirt below I missed as it was in the window (doh). Love.
Keeping the colour popping alive but toning down slightly. I love this from Oasis, £28
From Mutha.hood – a brand I discovered via Instagram, love this brand and the owners Instastories, Bisou.Bisou sweatshirt £39.
And whilst we’re at it; this Sister.Hood sweat shirt, £38
Red velour stripes from & Other Stories £49Plain velour in burgundy from & Other Stories again, £49. Big earring, pencil skirt, heels. Done.From Mango this beaded sweat shirt £35.99. Stars/lightening bolts and I’m in.Stars from Hush in two colour options; Biker sweat shirt with padded shoulder detail, in grey black or grey black £49.
What I love about sweat shirts I’ve come to realise is how they are the ultimate dress up/down down piece… add killer heels and smart trousers = instant work update. Or this Off the shoulder option from H&M £12.99. perfect for evenings.
Neon Logo from Kitri again, £55 – love love love with this sweat shirt with this zip front vinyl skirt.
My final offer is Kitri in grey £55 – over load – I don’t care. It’s the little embroidered cuff detail… oh.
Sweatshirts – done – and no actual sweating required.
PS – in case you needed some Halloween inspiration from H&M £6.99… ooh ah ah.
You’re welcome. xx