Style Edit: The Sweatshirt

If I am honest, with the world seemingly saturated with winter clothes and haute couture I am feeling like a fish stranded on a beach of my own indulgence.  Take the travelling international circus of the Fashion Shows – Optical illusions of Christmas-like baubles – gimlet sharp and enticing…but a million miles away from my reaching hands.  Or the Oscar’s…aspirational, impossible and quite frankly, on another planet.

I can’t help but feel it is time for less fantasy and a greater focus on reality…to be honest about what I want – which is not winter but spring and beyond. What I actually need is a spring clean – to turn out the bits I don’t want to tread in and invest in those that give me wings.

And where better to start than the humble sweatshirt? The perfect bridge between casual and chic, designer and otherwise, winter and sunshine…


Zoe Karstens Madame Sweat – £97 – Pricey, but I am a sucker for pink.  I can see myself wearing it with a loose but short boyfriend jacket in a pinstripe with the sleeves rolled up…


Hilfiger Denim sweatshirt – £70.00 – Love the colour, love the shape – great neckline –  but did, at first glance, think the 85 was in a sparkly silver – how awesome would that be? but it’s not…so a bit Boden for me….then found this one..


Pepe Jeans – £55.00 – by the label that started in the fabulous Portobello Market.  Love the metallic numbers, like the swingy shorter length – great for layering in the still colder days, good colour to go from spring (real spring) into summer (white flares, sunnies and wedges).  Did prefer the lower neckline on the Hilfiger though…


Asos Hearts and Bows studded sweatshirt – £29.99 – Check out those shoulders! LOVE the studwork – imagine taking off your jacket and the surprise at exposing the cuff on the sleeve and the looser, silkier feel.  Dress up…dress down… a great wardrobe staple..

image1l-9Amplified Rolling Stones slashed neck sweat – reduced to £28.00 – Love it! Great slouch – and pockets!! Thinking lazy Sundays and everyday comfort..cut off denim shorts or white skinnies with plimpsoles…easy easy easy.

Laters, Kate