The humble sweatshirt

Where would we be without the sweatshirt? In recent years it has morphed from athletic wear to day wear to going out wear – that even allows you to share opinions with motifs and messages. Personally I prefer a simple sweatshirt with no graphics, although I do own a couple of motif sweatshirts. They are perfect for layering, or just throwing on when you lack inspiration. The sweatshirt can be worn with anything from denim shorts and jeans through to leather trousers and skirts, and you can’t beat a simple grey sweatshirt paired with sequin leggings.

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First up some exciting news from H&M – a fabulous source for sweatshirts. There is up to 60% off online today PLUS the US can now return online purchases in store!!! Hooray!!! At last! Previously we have had to mail them back and were consequently charged a restocking fee – so I am thrilled now we have the option of returning in store.

The sweatshirt I am wearing today is H&M and I love it – it is really substantial and the quality is great. I think I paid around $30 for it. I sized up too as I can’t stand tight fitting sweatshirts! For me they have to be slouchy and oversized.

I love this one with the zip detail – slightly cropped too and perfect for layering.

H&M zip sweatshirt

The lacing detail on this one gives it a unique twist.

H&M lacing

This one is very similar to mine, it may even be the same and is just $24.99 – it comes in pale pink and black too.

H&M 24.99 sweatshirt

This little number is currently just $5.99 in the grey and $9.99 in other colors!!!

H&M 5.99 sweatshirt

Rebecca has this red sweatshirt and I love the washed red – it is currently reduced to $9.99 with all sizes available.

Parson sweathsirt

Now if you are in the UK you are probably aware of Selfish Mother. They are committed to genuine sustainability through their supply chain. Their tees and sweatshirts are made at a Fair Wear Foundation certified factory in Bangladesh, which means it is vetted for good working conditions and fair wages. The designs are all screen-printed in London and each different design contributes profits to a different charity. They ship to the US too.

Purchasing the Maman sweatshirt contributes to Help Refugees UK. £10 from every MAMAN tee and £15 from every MAMAN sweatshirt will go to support this cause.

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I love the logo on this one – so appropriate for me 😉 All profits* from sales of WINGING IT designs go to KIDS CHARITY UK, who do amazing work with disabled children and their families. KIDS not only helps young people age 0-25 but also the people caring for them on a daily basis More info here. *When they say ‘all profits’ this means £15 from the sale of each sweat going straight to help others!

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This is the version I own – I did say I had a motif sweatshirt in there somewhere! All profits* from sales of Mother designs go to Women for Women International – an charity that helps women in 8 war-torn regions rebuild their lives through training programs. More info here.  *When they say ‘all profits’ this means £15 from the sale of each sweat going straight to help others!

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Now Zara have some fun offerings this season – though they may be causing a little trouble with this Elle Macpherson sweat – it is very similar to Reformation’s Cindy Crawford sweatshirt that retailed for $118!

elle macpherson sweatshirt

I love this oversized motif sweatshirt which is available in other colors too.

oversized sweatshirt

Mango of course have some great options to choose from – plain or graphic. These are my picks.

I need one of each color in this sweatshirt with motivational quotes!

Mango perfect sweathsirt

I love the shape of this one and the fact it doesn’t have cuffs.

Mango oversized sweatshirt

If you quite like the idea of a motif, but not emblazoned across your chest, this is a great alternative. It comes in white and black too with different copy.

Mango message sweatshirt

I adore the lower neckline on this and the slight pleating at the sides. Perfect for layering and the grey is also gorgeous.

Mango cotton sweatshirt

I love the lace detail on this one and it is currently 35% off.

Mango cord sweatshirt

Here they are going with the Bella Freud year thing – at some point I will find a 1971 version – I can’t bring myself to wear one that isn’t my birth year!

Mango 1976 sweatshirt

Now finally TheOutnet.com who have several items on clearance too right now, including this Zoe Karssen number which is just $25! I’m tempted to buy it even to sleep in at 80% off!

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Another Zoe Karssen with 50% off.

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This Etre Cecile number is so much fun! Love it! Just $81.60 too.

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Only XS left in this Markus Lupfer sweatshirt – but how cool is it!?

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You can’t go wrong with a simple James Perse sweatshirt – always fabulous fabric and 60% off on TheOutnet.com.

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Possibly my favorite – this Etre Cecile number is gorgeous – I LOVE the colors and it is just $86.70.

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So here I am in my little H&M number today! Spring is blooming in Atlanta so hopefully I will get to sit out in the garden later once I’ve dragged the kids to their dentist appointment!

SweatshirtShoes – Kurt Geiger // Jeans – Zara (old) // Shirt – J.Crew popover (25% off with code SHOPNOW) // Sweatshirt – H&M (similar here) // Bag – Givenchy Pandora

 

 

 

 

6 Comments

  1. H&M’s a great shop, but their physical stores resemble a jumble sale, so I buy online. I ordered a pair of their high waist ‘body shaper’ jeans the other day and they’re great, albeit thin! Their sizing’s all over the shop though, I have requested a light denim shirt, but reckon that the size 20 won’t fit. Thank goodness for their free store returns!

    • Totally agree! I can never find anything I want in store! Their sizing is a complete gamble too but they are fab if you find the sweet spot online!

  2. I’m a huge sweatshirt fan, I should really stop but I would still like a ‘Mother’ one and I had forgotten about The Outnet sale – thanks for reminding me, off for a snoop! x

  3. Oh you know me – I love a sweatshirt plain or embellished with a logo. Actually I need to stop buying them! x

  4. Hey you, thanks for the mention! I do love that sweatshirt, it’s really cosy! Loving all those inspo pictures, too. I’m beginning to wish I hadn’t shipped most of my wardrobe off to the new house already! xx

    • I’m wearing my red one today! I got the XL and it is so lovely and oversized but not too long! I love it and it was just $9.99!!! xx

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