Although sporty chic sweatshirts were once relegated to Saturday afternoons in front of the TV, this casual essential has been elevated from the couch to the catwalk. If you’re unsure of what to wear on the weekends, a stylish sweatshirt can easily help you embrace Spring 2017’s athleisure trend. As we simply can’t strut the sidewalks in ball gowns all the time, the sporty sweat top just may be a new day off or casual Friday must-have. We’ve curated our favourite runway inspired ways to rock the trend this season.

Casual Chic

If you’re not dressing to impress but rather to stay comfortable, look no further than the Marc Jacobs runway. The look of vibrant rainbow stripes, shiny accents and a youthful hood bring an urban chic touch to athletic style. Add funky platform boots if you are stepping out, for a contrast in textures and fabrics against the soft sweatshirt material.

Work Wear

While you may be rocking pencil skirts and dresses the rest of the week, Friday calls for understated style at the office. For a more sophisticated yet perfectly comfy take on the trend, look to the DKNY runways. Slip into a plush white knit sweatshirt, paired with a demure matching knee-length skirt and knee-high boots.

Evening

The sweatshirt may not be associated with evenings out, but the Dolce Gabbana catwalk begs to differ. If you’re hitting your favourite bar, try dressing for a night out in an embellished black long sweatshirt worn as a dress. Add sparkling hair ornaments, shoulder-dusting earrings and a red snakeskin print clutch.

Photos: Vogue Runway 

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