Friday, 12th May, 2017

Outfit Of The Week: Smart Style With A Sweatshirt

Outfit Of The Week - Michael 84 Style Blog

Can you dress up a sweatshirt? If you asked me this several years ago I would have said of course not, but a plain and simple sweatshirt can work with a jacket, so I wanted to try it out in my style post for the outfit of the week.

For the past several months I’ve been going out at the weekend in either a shirt or knit, since it’s chilly in the evening it’s usually what I’d choose to wear on a night out in the Winter or start of Spring. Now the better weather is coming, I wanted to try out my pink sweatshirt, and styled it with a smart jacket and pair of black jeans, as well as some shoes.

H&M Jacket, Sweatshirt and Black APC Jeans

I think that the outfit works really well. The light pink works well with the black, the colours work really well. Sweatshirts are often thought of as a really laid back and casual type of menswear, but I think you can dress them up, especially if they’re just a plain solid colour. Black is always sleek, so the tones it produces always seems to make an outfit more elegant and these two colours work well for a smart casual look.

H&M Jacket lining Versace

The jacket is from the Versace x H&M Collaboration from a long way back. I’ve rarely worn this jacket because I have so many blazers, so I thought it was the perfect chance to wear this. It’s actually part of the full suit, and I did get the trousers too. One thing I love about it is the lining; The geometric black and white pattern looks really distinctive, and it’s just one of the smaller details which makes it such a cool jacket.

Closeup of APC Jeans

For my denim I went for my black APC Jeans. They’re raw denim and so quite rigid and stiff. I feel like I’ve been wearing a lot of black jeans lately, now the Summer is coming I should switch it up.

My most worn smart footwear are these, my Kurt Geiger derby shoes, my go to pair of shoes when I want something more formal. I do need to take better care of these and clean them better, if you can recommend a cleaning kit or solution, please let me know 😉

That’s it for the outfit of the week this time round. Let me know what you think, as always you can check them all out over on the Street Style Blog.

Kurt Geiger Shoes



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