One of the joys of having all of our core basics covered in our wardrobes is that, if a trend happens along that holds some interest and appeal, we can give it a try! This year, sweatshirts with some sort of enhancement seem to be everywhere. I've seen jeweled, beaded, embroidered, textured, and printed ones - some of them very beautiful. These can be worn with nice trousers and good-quality leather shoes on casual Friday in most offices.
However, be careful, because some of these sweatshirts, while very lovely, are BLINDINGLY expensive. Happily, there are also very similar products available at more reasonable prices. Just check to be sure that your new purchase is put together reasonably well, and isn't manufactured somewhere with abysmal safety records.
These are a few budget-busters. But if I were made of money, I'd have numbers three, four and six boxed up and shipped over tomorrow - sweatshirts suit my "Bolshoi drop-out/la garconne" wardrobe to a T!
These are in many ways similar to the sweatshirts show above, but at a fraction of the cost. At least two of these look, to my eye, as if they could easily compete with their high-priced siblings.
Are there any other current trends we should examine? Let me know!