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Why Sweatshirts are a Timeless Classic


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Sweatshirts have been a staple in everyone’s wardrobe for a long time. This is because they are not only incredibly versatile in the way of style, but they are quite useful for regulating your temperature. A sweatshirt alone will keep you protected from a mild chill or breeze, and in colder weather they are perfect for layering. The things you can do with a sweatshirt are almost endless. There are so many styles – you’ve got your hoodies, pullovers, zip-ups, and everything in between. They can come in all colours, shapes, sizes, designs. You can wear a sweatshirt almost anywhere as they can be made to look as casual or as professional as you want, depending on what else you wear.

For a casual, sporty look, pair your sweatshirt with a simple pair of jeans and plain sneakers. This is a simple, yet classic look that will keep you comfortable as you take a stroll downtown or meet a friend for dinner. To avoid looking too casual and slack, round the outfit out with a nice bomber jacket.

For a sleeker, smarter look, you’ll want to choose a men’s sweatshirt in a darker tone. Navy, black, or a darker grey are all good choices. You can take your look from casual to super smart simply by layering a shirt underneath your sweater, and peeping the shirt’s collar out from under the sweatshirt. Putting this together with a pair of dark wash denim and a more formal shoe will give your look a very classic twist. You can easily take this outfit to work as well, simply by adding a blazer over top.

If you’re looking to have a little more fun with your look, you can go for an edgier street style. The possibilities here and endless because it’s all about having fun with colors, prints, and variety. Pick a sweatshirt with a fun design on it that reflects who you are or something that you like. Pair it with a nice pair of jeans, and a loud, colorful shoe in an unusual style. You’ll want to stay away from plain running shoes here.

The sweatshirt dates back to before WWII. It started when Benjamin Russell created a softer jersey for sports players, which was a huge improvement on the itchy and uncomfortable jerseys before it. It was originally made from the same material used for women’s underwear. It was soon being seen on sports fields all over the place. Today, the sweatshirt has evolved into a fashion staple all over the world, and when worn properly, it can be comfortable and appropriate for almost all occasions!