8.6.14

Sweatshirt Chic: Festival & Holiday Must-Have


The ease of throwing on a sweatshirt is pure bliss. It's one item from the wardrobe that can live up to every fashionista's bench mark of stepping out of the house looking fabulous. At the same time, the all rounder resides permanently in the wardrobes of girls who would only read fashion blogs at gunpoint. It's comfortable, airy - depending on how thick or thin it is, effortlessly cool, figure flattering and almost a no-brainer apparel piece to have in your festival and holiday travel bag. The days of storing away a sweatshirt for winters are gone, so pull out your favourite one to don at windy festivals in the UK or breezy summer evenings at a tropical beach. 

With a pencil or pleated skirt. The trend has been repeatedly flaunted by celebrities, of short statures and curvy frames alike. My absolute favourite way to don the trend is to experiment with sequin pencil skirts, metallic numbers and short pleated pastel skirts. The glamorous bottom half of the outfit in this look highly contrasts with the laid back top half, making the look a perfect combination of casual chic. Complete the look with a C Claudia leather handbag from Vanilla Paris. Perfect for festivals in sunny climes. 

With denims. This look is the natural one that pops up in a thought cloud when you spot a sweatshirt. Be it high waist denims and a crop top sweatshirt, boyfriend jeans and a fitted sweatshirt, skinny jeans and an oversized sweatshirt or ripped, distressed jeans and a dressy sweatshirt - it's a fashion look that has never failed in history. Team it up with an H Alexa leather handbag from Vanilla Paris to complete the sports luxe look. Perfect for festivals in Britain when you can be poured on at any time! 

With shorts. For a rock chic, biker girl inspired look, this effortlessly cool combination tops the list. Pair it with sneakers or heels depending on the effect you're going after. Contrast the sweatshirt and denims, colour block it, play around with pastels and neons, printed shorts or graphic print tees, I personally am a fan of the look (on others of course!) for it's simplicity, casualness and absolutely zero effort. I'd team the look with a H Bella leather handbag that will add a hint of girliness to the outfit whilst still staying sporty. A match made in heaven with a sandy beach in the evening. 

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