Gallery When Two (Style) Worlds Collide, You Get These 10 Dressy Sweatshirts
The minute we spotted this gray silk iridescent sequined sweatshirt by Phillip Lim ($995), we knew we'd never feel the same about "dressy" sweatshirts. It's literally a party of one on top, with all the appeal of something comfortable and sporty. All you need is a pair of slim-cut black trousers, ankle-strap pumps, and a snakeskin clutch (just a suggestion), and you're ready to hit the party circuit.
Following suit on the baroque trend, Zara's brocade knit sweatshirt ($70) gives us everything we need in the way of dark, moody romance with a side of textural elegance.
As part of the eBay Holiday Collective, the Tibi Quixote lace short-sleeve sweatshirt ($85) has been high on our shopping list for a while now, but now its lacy finish is ours for the snagging. It can be yours, too. Wear it with a waxed/coated pair of jeans and patent-leather loafers for a dressy-meets-low-key look.
A festive, red-sheened topper with a classic houndstooth print provides the perfect amount of holiday dynamic, so you needn't do much else in the way of bold accessorizing. The best part? This piece really exists: J.Crew Collection houndstooth popover($525).
There's something totally vintage-y (like, maybe you found this at the back of your cool grandma's closet) about this April, May Noa sweatshirt ($257). The antiqued paillettes and metallic sequins punch up this casual topper tenfold, and we have to say, it's an eye-catching choice.
For the girl who wants to keep her flashy fashion more subtle, this ASOS two-toned sweatshirt ($60) plays to both a laid-back sensibility and a party-loving personality. WIth one look at it, you'll know what we mean.
It's all about the strategic studding on this Topshop beaded textured sweatshirt ($90), and we're pretty sure the edgier styler would agree. If you're just grabbing drinks, this embellished option would go great with a black leather jacket and a fuller circle skirt.
This may be the only time we'll tell you it's OK to look like a full-on disco ball, and who can blame us? This Alice + Olivia Evelina Top ($396) sets a very festive tone all by itself, but rest assured it isn't too over-the-top. Just remember to go easy on the rest of the styling points: neutral tones are your best friend.
The drawstring detail at the hem of this Mango flower-print sweatshirt ($50) gives whole new meaning to proportional play. Keep it more relaxed with denim and heels, or cinch it in with a slimmer pencil-skirt silhouette; it works either way.
Sometimes all you need is a little sparkle (and feathered detail) to put a luxe spin on your party wares. Case in point: the L'Agence raglan sweatshirt($300), a key staple in your holiday wardrobe, especially when paired with a longer pencil skirt or a miniskirt-and-opaque-tights combo.