How to Style the Summer Sweatshirt

by - August 06, 2013

Summer Sweatshirt

Personally, I hate wearing sweaters during the summer. The problem is that you're out and about...places indoors have the AC blasting and that chiffon top you decided to wear to tackle the heat outside just can't handle it. I end up feeling way too cold inside...and way too hot outside.

And then what do you do about those breezy summer nights? Sometimes I'll bring a sweater if I know I won't be going home for the entire day but it's annoying to carry it around when you don't want to wear it.

The summer sweatshirt is cute and pretty functional for those situations! Pick one that is slightly cropped and has short sleeves. It'll give you the air you need for when you're outdoors and a bit more substance for when you're dealing with the cold AC. Of course, there are a ton of different ways to dress it up and down. It's a blank canvas.

On the left, I have it paired with casual floral shorts in a pastel yellow color to make it a warmer and more summery outfit. I thought the vans would be a nice touch to keep it relaxed and effortless.

TIP: **If you're still scared of getting chilly and the short sleeves isn't doing it for you, try carrying around a thin tank top or camisole in your purse. They fold up nicely and aren't as bulky. Run to the bathroom and add that layer underneath the sweatshirt and you'll have a bit of extra warmth!**

On the right, I have it paired with silky loose shorts in a bright orange color along with some matching sandals. I think having the silk against the boyish sweatshirt material makes it a lot more feminine and dressier. While the sandals are typically known as a casual shoe, the patent quality of these can help you get away with wearing it to a dinner with friends and family. It's a good outfit choice for people who like staying comfortable but maybe aren't so into wearing dresses as well as those who just need a quick change from their day outfit to night outfit.

There are a million ways to wear this sweatshirt. You can pair it with a circle skirt, high waisted denim shorts, jeans, boyfriend jeans, overalls, etc. It's a versatile piece with so much potential!

Let me know down below how you'd wear it!

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  1. Great post! Love the colors and the way you styled both looks! I'd totally wear them both.

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  2. Cool choices

  3. I love casual sweaters like this because you can wear them so many ways. I love the look with the orange shorts and sandals. Perfect weekend wear! <3


    1. Right? It's a little bit unexpected as a versatile basic but I love it!

  4. Great sets, I absolute LOVE the second one! The orange shorts go so beautifully well with the sweatshirt.

    1. Honestly, that's my favorite out of the two :)

  5. omg i really love this post! i can't wear shorts sadly as it's freezing in london ah! really love those shorts

    1. oh no!! Sometimes I wear tights and long socks layered under shorts if I'm realllly in the mood to wear them!

  6. love both of the look! awesome mix & match dear:) xx

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