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20 Comfy, Cozy and Cool Sweatshirts for the Chilly Days Ahead

Sweatshirts seen on the street at Copenhagen Fashion Week Spring 2020.

Sweatshirts seen on the street at Copenhagen Fashion Week Spring 2020; Image: Imaxtree

Approximately four years ago Vogue proclaimed 2016 “the year of the hoodie.” Back then fashion sweatshirts dominated Phil Oh’s street style photos, not to mention the runways of Gucci, Vetements, Fenty Puma by Rihanna, Yeezy and more.

Nowadays, they aren’t quite so ubiquitous. (The fashion crowd’s kind of preoccupied with statement blazers, romantic dresses and other fancy, sparkly things.) Still, the popularity — and necessity — of sweatshirts is eternal. It’s about to get cold and we who believe in looking cool and staying warm will be making sweatshirts the centerpieces of our outfits from now until April.

How to dress up a sweatshirt.

How to dress up a sweatshirt; Image: Imaxtree

Per the Spring 2020 runways and the street style set, we’ll be pairing the Mark Zuckerberg/college student rushing to class/off-duty model favorite with colorful denim (if oversized), ladylike skirts (if they hit right at the waist) and peekaboo button-downs (if cropped). Alternatively, if the weather permits, lampshading is still a thing. Note: For maximum Hailey-Bieber-grabbing-a-coffee vibes, pull your drawstrings tight and tie them in a bow.

Sweatshirts on the runway at Koché, Victoria Tomas and Burberry Spring 2020.

Sweatshirts on the runway at Koché Spring 2020, Victoria/Tomas Spring 2020 and Burberry Spring 2020; Images: Imaxtree

The great thing about this trend is that it’s truly democratic. If you’re strapped for cash, you can always head to your local big box store and treat yourself to a simple $5 pullover or dig your college hoodie out of your closet. School spirit is in.

Otherwise, click through the slideshow below to shop 20 of our current favorites before fall really hits.

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