I’m not usually a sweatshirt kind of girl, but when a sweatshirt pays homage to the greatest band of all time who am I to resist its cozy allure? Part of what keeps me from wearing sweatshirts on the regular is that their unstructured shape doesn’t always mesh with my preference for more polished, dressier garments, but I am willing to take a step outside my comfort zone for something with a quirky vibe. The trick to feeling confident in something you would normally steer clear of is to find a way to make it work with your every day style.
One thing that makes this sweatshirt a winner for me is the fact that it has a great 60s mod vibe to it with the bold white typography set against a black background. Finding something outside your comfort zone that has design elements or features that you adore makes it a whole lot easier to don that garment and retain a sense of yourself. To further the playfulness of the sweatshirt, I layered it over a sleeveless shirt with a great orange peter pan collar. I love the way the pop of color really stands out against the black and white elements. When it came time to figure out what to pair the sweatshirt with this pencil skirt from Target immediately came to mind. The plaid print continues the 60s feel of the look and provides a hint of preppy charm that’s in keeping with my personal style.
Graphic tees and sweatshirts are kind of having a moment. Here are a few more that I am loving:
Style Notes: Beatles sweatshirt- only found in store at Nordstrom (summer 2014) / Anthropologie shirt (spring 2013; love) / Target skirt (fall 2014; similar) / Ann Taylor shoes (summer 2014; similar) / Kate Spade purse (fall 2014; similar)