Happy Tuesday, friends! It’s Day 8 of 23 Days of Spring Fashion, and I’m styling a casual sweatshirt dress outfit for spring.
wearing: sweatshirt dress (size S) // Frye sneakers (30% off at Bloomies/Shopbop/Nordstrom/Zappos) // denim jacket (size S; 40% off) // teardrop earrings // link bracelet (option) // crossbody // sunnies
This casual sweatshirt dress is a steal for less than $25. It’s such a great little number for throwing on with sneakers or sandals on a mild spring day, and the tie dye pattern is right on trend.
Not only is this dress made of a soft sweatshirt material, but it has the rib-knit crew neck with v-shaped notch and the rib-knit hem to give it the sweatshirt styling details as well.
As you can see, the sleeves are full-length with a bit of a drop shoulder, and it has a straight, relaxed fit through the body. It’s available in XS — XXL, and it runs true to size. They also have petite and tall sizes.
I styled this sweatshirt dress outfit with white leather sneakers. Clean white sneakers keep this look in style without being super trendy. A chunkier “dad sneaker” or retro runner would look newer and more fashion-forward, but the clean classic look aligns more with my personal style.
These Frye sneakers are made of premium Italian leather, and they have a padded collar and tongue as well as a molded leather footbed with good arch support.
I mentioned this leather crossbody in a post last week, but we didn’t have a good picture of it. It’s a great size for the minimalists among us who like to be hands-free. It is expandable when you unzip the bottom, making it a great bag for packing in a suitcase. This bag will definitely be coming to Florida with me!
To make this sweatshirt dress outfit look a little more styled, I pushed up the sleeves.
Granted, if it’s a chilly day, I would want the extra warmth the long sleeves have to offer, and I appreciate that Old Navy wasn’t stingy with the sleeve length on this dress. But if it’s warm enough, pushing up your sleeves will look more interesting and intentional.
It’s also more flattering because it exposes a bit of the forearm and wrist, which are generally the smaller and more feminine part of a woman’s arm, and I like the way it shows my bracelets.
Finally, I tied my denim jacket around my waist to give this casual sweatshirt dress outfit the ultimate cool-girl vibe.
I was laughing with Alison because I always feel ridiculous doing this, and I feel like it emphasizes my broad hips. But I have to admit, it does look more chic than holding it over my arm, which is what I typically do when not wearing it.
And if you’re wondering why I didn’t show the jacket on my person? Well, it doesn’t fit very well over this dress. It works, but it’s not very comfortable. I would need a more oversized style, which is trending right now, but I don’t currently have one. Adding that to my spring shopping list!
I do like this denim jacket, though. It’s very flattering when you want a more fitted style, and it’s also 40% off at Nordstrom right now.
Now, be sure to visit Cyndi Spivey and see the spring look she’s styling today!
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photos: Alison Cornell