Graphic sweatshirts offer a great way to display your favorite slogan, cause, or other graphics while staying warm and stylish. Many of the styling tips below, can work for graphic sweatshirts and your favorite graphic hoodies. Looking good and staying warm has never been easier.
Rock With a Skirt
Graphic sweatshirts look great when paired with knee-length skirts (and shorter options, too). These skirts should be neutral colors and fall just above the knee for the best look. Of course, if you’re feeling particularly daring, you can even pair your graphic sweatshirts with patterned skirts of the same length.
Bold colors are great for this look, but make sure to choose a bold color on one piece instead of both. Wear a bold graphic sweatshirt or a colorful skirt – choosing both can clash, so make sure to keep the other piece neutral or toned down.
It’s best to make sure that your graphic sweatshirt pops, especially if you’re wearing it for a cause. Choose a Black-owned sweatshirt that promotes Blackness and solidarity, but make sure to choose a neutral skirt to wear underneath.
Pair with Jeans
Your graphic sweatshirt should be the focus of your outfit. To ensure that your outfit isn’t doing more harm than good, pair it with pieces that are simple and understated. Jeans are a great option for graphic sweatshirts, as they don’t often take attention away from your message.
You can go with cropped jeans, tailored jeans, or wear the ever-fashionable wide-legged jeans. Mom jeans are a great choice for a nostalgic, casual look. You can even wear jean shorts for an ultra-feminine style that emphasizes your legs as well as the slogan on your sweatshirt.
Crop Your Sweatshirt
Styling a full-length sweatshirt can be difficult, especially if you want to avoid looking sloppy or overly casual. To make it look a little better, you can choose a cropped option. If you can’t find one, cropping your sweatshirt is fine! Just be sure to avoid cutting off any part of the message.
For this reason, sweatshirts with shorter messages and small, impressive graphics are the best choice for this style choice.
Get a Pair of Biker Shorts
Biker shorts are having a moment right now, but they are great accessories for the warmer months. A pair of black biker shorts look great with just about any outfit. Choose a pair of black biker shorts and top the outfit off with a pullover graphic sweatshirt. You’ll love the casual but busy vibe that this outfit gives off.
Wear Over a Bodysuit or Midi Dress
Bodysuits are in right now, and so are midi dresses. These two trends make the perfect excuse for layering your graphic sweatshirts. For either of these options, pulling a graphic sweatshirt over the top layer is really going to make a statement, particularly if the bottom of the dress or suit is flattering and brightly colored.
Layering your sweatshirts provides more warmth, a more sophisticated look, and helps you display some of your favorite outerwear pieces. Layer your favorite graphic sweatshirt with a blazer, leather jacket, jogger, windbreaker, or peacoat. Pair with some great accessories to pull the look together, including sunglasses and big bracelets. Simple sneakers are great with this look, but you can probably pull off some low heels, too.
Style with Leggings
In the cooler months, it’s perfectly acceptable to style your favorite graphic sweatshirt with some plain back leggings. You can choose standard black leggings, but leather works to add a little bit of textured variety to your outfit. Choose sandals if it’s a little warmer, or go with ankle boots to complete the look.
Really, the style options are limitless with leggings. Choose other layers to go on top of the sweatshirt, and wear leggings underneath to tie the outfit together. Leggings work best with oversized graphic sweatshirts, and as a piece that helps your sweatshirt stand out.
Graphic sweatshirts are everywhere, and you probably have a few hanging in your closet right now. Styling them takes a little bit of work, but you can use the pieces you already have to create a classy, appealing graphic sweatshirt style that will turn heads!