Would You Wear: The Graphic Sweater
When comfortable pieces of clothing become fashionable, I'm happy. I'm still secretly awaiting the time when 90's baggy overalls come back in style.
So when designers like Jeremy Scott, Kenzo for Opening Ceremony and Balenciaga all showed sweatshirts in their fall/winter 2012 collections, I was on board. It helped that these weren't your run of the mill, plain Jane sweatshirts. These were bold, colourful, patterned and quirky sweatshirts that gave some serious edge.
Street style stars even proved that the graphic sweater was wearable at fashion week:
While it's super chic on these ladies, we're still unconvinced that the graphic sweater works in everyday life. Maybe done with the right combo of clothing and paired down with denim or solid trousers?
These celebrities jumped on the bandwagon too and interpreted the trend in a more wearable way (except those sunnies, Rihanna?):
(left to right) Taylor Swift, Rihanna
(left to right) Alexa Chung, Miley Cyrus
So, what's your take? Is this a flash in the pan type of fad or will this one stick around for a few seasons?
If you're hooked on the graphic sweater, here are a few options we think would fit nicely into any wardrobe:
1. Romwe "Paris" Eiffel Tower Grey Pullover (US$31.99, on sale)
2. Zara Plush T-Shirt (C$59.90)
3. Old Navy Lightweight Graphic Sweaters (C$25.00, on sale)
4. Forever 21 Minnie Mouse Cupcake Pullover (C$23.80)
5. Markus Lupfer Lips Knit (UK$299.00)
6. Asos Sweatshirt in 101 Dalmatians Print (C$53.12)
I like the comfort aspect but I have my doubts about it's longevity. What do you think chicks? Would you wear the graphic sweater?
(images via openingceremony.us, becauseimaddicted.net, designyoutrust.com, stylepile.com, lookbook.nu, thetrendreport.gr)
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I've always loved graphic sweaters and tees. Sometimes they can be over the top though, depending on what graphic is depicted and how large and bold the image is. I love Taylor Swift's sweater, hate Rhianna's.
I think some of them are sort of cute, but I honestly can't picture myself wearing anything like this.
I'm totally digging it. Super easy way to still look cute but not have to put in too much effort
I'm totally digging it. Super easy way to still look cute but not have to put in too much effort.
Some of these are actually kind of cute. What's wrong with having some fun with your wardrobe?
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