Learn how to style a sweatshirt with our comprehensive guide – sublimecollections

Learn how to style a sweatshirt with our comprehensive guide


The way sweatshirts are worn has changed over the years. With so many different types of sweatshirts now available, the versatility of this garment has expanded into new lengths when it comes to personal style. With all of the available options, it can be difficult to know will look best.

We’ve created a guide to teach you how to wear a sweatshirt in a variety of ways, and help you find your look.


Oversized sweatshirts are just about the best thing to put on when you’re feeling casual or only want to go out for a quick errand. This laid-back street style is ideal for any season, regardless of the weather.

Here are some of our favorite ways to rock the oversized sweatshirt for men and women:

Women’s guide to wearing an oversized sweatshirt:

Styling an oversized sweatshirt can be both comfortable and chic. Find more versatility in one garment than you've ever had before.

Pairing it with bottoms:

  1. Or no bottoms at all - wear it as a dress. Wearing a big, long sweatshirt as a dress creates an appealing streetwear look.

  2. Never go wrong with denim. Jeans are always a solid option, regardless of the fit you choose. Denim serves as a compliment to the oversized sweatshirt while accentuating your figure. Add texture by pairing with ripped or acid washed jeans.

  3. Rock the sporty look with leggings or yoga pants. Fitted bottoms go great with any oversized sweatshirt. If you want to get creative, try experimenting with boldly colored or printed design pants to add a little, or a lot of personality to your outfit.

  4. Stay comfortable with joggers. If you want to keep the comfort from head to toe, choose sweatpants that are slimmer fitting and tapered at the ankles.

Topping it off:

  1. All the class and a touch of sass with thigh-high boots. Couple an oversized sweatshirt worn as a dress with thigh-high boots to let the world know you're ready to tackle the day your way.

  2. Wear sneakers or canvas shoes for a confident, laid back look. When wearing a plain sweatshirt, choose a colored shoe to make your outfit pop.

  3. Sweatshirts look best layered. Layer your oversized sweatshirt with a similar fit jean jacket. If you're going for a sportier vibe, choose a bomber jacket instead.


When building your look, sweatshirts are an undervalued item to experiment with. Their versatility allows freedom of expression while maintaining a relaxed, fashionable edge. Refer to these tips to help you dress up your favorite sweatshirt to get the mix of casual, professional, and comfortable.

Layering the top:

    1. For a simple look, go with a plain, crew neck sweatshirt. This is great for strolling around town or when you need to get work done. Wear simple graphics and badging for a more casual style.

    2. Wear a button-down underneath your sweatshirt to add some flair. The collar will hang over the top of the sweatshirt, and you can let your shirt poke out at the bottom or roll the cuff of the shirt over the cuff of your sweatshirt to add texture and color. This is a timeless casual look that offers the opportunity to be as bold, or as simple as you want with your choices.

Tip: Monotone sweaters work well with multi-colored button-downs. This is a great way to get a variety of styles from your wardrobe.

  1. Rock a tee underneath your sweatshirt and a blazer on top. Let the t-shirt peek out beneath the sweatshirt for more colors and texture. You can experiment with different blazers to find your style. This outfit is a great statement for events that require a jacket, allowing for an innovative and casual style that remains professional and put together.

Layering the bottom:

    1. When deciding what to wear with your favorite sweatshirt, look no further than your favorite pair of jeans. Skinny jeans, straight cut, boot cut, it doesn’t matter. Classic jeans and timeless sweatshirts were made for each other.

Tip: For a bold look, pair dark jeans with an eye-catching sweatshirt.

    1. Wear your slacks to add professionalism to this comfortable look. Slacks provide the social structure your boss needs while the sweatshirt provides the comfort you need. Don’t sacrifice one when you can have both.

Tip: We recommend wearing nice loafers with this look.

    1. For cold summer nights, wear your sweatshirt with shorts. We suggest shorts that are between 1-3 inches above your knee, at most.

Tip: For nicer occasions, pair with boat shoes.

Finishing touches:

Watches are a cornerstone to round off the professional look. Express yourself. For very professional settings, we recommend a watch with a simple face and band, so the sweatshirt stays in the spotlight.

Sunglasses and hats can add more color and texture to your look. Make sure they work well together with the rest of your outfit.