We’re pretty sure you can wear sweatshirts everywhere this fall and winter. Provided you have a good base pattern (and we recommend the Linden!), sweatshirts are easy to customize and upgrade, with some simple hacks, fabric selection and easy embellishment. Here are our top 6 easy customization ideas for DIY awesomeness.
Add a patch or 14! I’m a sucker for enamel pins and embroidered patches…especially birds and sewing-themed things. On a solid French terry sweatshirt, patches are perfect for an on-trend embellished look. Skip the patches and embroider directly onto the sweatshirt if you like.
Size up and out! An oversized sweatshirt with raw edges and cuffs sounds cozy…and can be surprisingly stylish! For another alternative, try use the wrong side of French terry for a subtle texture. We’re seeing all kinds of really exaggerated sizing…say yes to the sweatshirt dress, friends!
Cold…elbows!? If you’re a fan of cold shoulders and statement sleeves of all kinds, take that styling into fall with cool cutouts. The style is perfect in transitional seasons, before the weather turns too chilly.
Fabric fix! Sweatshirts are perfect for color blocking. Pair prints and solids or a variety of textures, like faux leather, sequins, velvet and more, for an custom look that’s perfect, even late night.
Links, from top to bottom:
Graphic Appliques: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/542824561313607025/
Oversized with raw edges: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/72972456442360845/
Cold elbows: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/373376625342257591/
Leather and rivets: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/66287425738896043/