The sweatshirt and joggers set: a cosy co-ord that has dominated the style scene since the start of the pandemic.
And— spoiler alert— it’s not going anywhere for Spring/Summer 2021.
In fact, fans of comfy loungewear rejoice: there are new ways you can wear it to suit any occasion or taste. Here are 15 that we love — and we’re sure you will too.
For Lounging or Running Errands
First things first, put your sweatshirt and joggers set to work by wearing it for what it was made for: lounging or running errands.
1. With Slippers
For simply chilling around the house watching Netflix or doing the odd chore, pick your snuggliest co-ord and just add slippers.
We’re loving This Is Anyo’s natural sweatshirt and joggers set made from organic cotton and recycled polyester, which means that it’s made to last. These fabrics are also purposefully brushed on the inside so that they’re super kind to your skin and the environment. Win-win!
2. With Trainers
If heading out of the house is on the cards for a supermarket run or appointment, simply swap your fluffy slippers (*) for on-trend trainers to keep your sweatshirt and joggers set looking effortlessly fashionable.
(Find more sustainable yet stylish pieces by This Is Anyo here.)
3. With Trainers and a Denim Jacket
Throw on a black or blue denim jacket (*) with this captivating co-ord-and-trainer combo if it’s chilly.
You could even add a puffer jacket in extreme temperatures, along with a warm beanie hat and gloves for an adorable wintry aesthetic.
4. and 5. With a Separate Sweatshirt or Pair of Joggers
Let’s be honest, you don’t have to wear the sweatshirt and joggers set together (even though it looks ridiculously cute).
Instead, wear the sweatshirt with another pair of joggers or the joggers with a different sweatshirt. Either way, opt for colours that complement each other to turn heads for all the right reasons.
(Think of hues opposite each other on the colour wheel, such as blue and orange, yellow and purple, and red and green.)
Alternatively, stick with neutrals that will go with anything to be on the safe side, such as black, white, grey, brown or beige. Neutrals are also very much high-fashion for SS21 if you want to score extra style points.
Want to wear your sweatshirt and joggers set for casual occasions, such as meeting loved ones for coffee or lunch? We’ve got you covered.
6. With Biker Boots
Add combat-style boots that stomp, a luxury handbag and a chic hair accessory for a contemporary casual outfit that commands a crowd.
For instance, we’re currently obsessed with Dr. Martens’ chunky Jadons (*) or classic 1460s (*), crossbody multi-use nylon bags (*) and glitzy hair clips (*). This look is just as fierce as it is fabulous, right?
7. With Biker Boots and a Black Leather Jacket
Is it chilly outside? Throw on a black faux leather jacket to toughen up this unapologetic aesthetic even further. On the other hand, if temperatures have plummeted, try a midi-length coat (*) so you don’t lose the polished finish.
Now, that’s what we call pretty and practical.
8. Your Joggers With a Blouse and Sandals
Split up your sweatshirt and joggers set for a slightly smarter appearance. For example, pair your joggers with a delicate blouse (*), grab-and-go handbag (*) and embellished sandals (*) to create an elegant ensemble for beer garden catch-ups.
Donning joggers also means that you don’t have to worry about tight jeans or trousers digging into your stomach while you’re eating or drinking. Result.
9. Your Joggers With a Band Tee And Chunky Trainers
Given that the nineties resurgence is once again a thing for SS21, you could even add a bucket hat and/or a branded anorak (*) to up the ante. Girl power.
10. Your Sweatshirt with High-Waisted Denim and Ballet Flats
You could keep the sweatshirt from your matching co-ord but then swap out the joggers for high-waisted jeans, shorts or even a skirt if the weather permits.
Then add ballet flats with a faux leather backpack or chunky trainers with a nylon multi-compartment crossbody for a cute, youthful feel.
For Smart-Casual Occasions
Lastly, a sweatshirt and joggers set doesn’t have to sit in your casual wardrobe collecting dust. It can be worn for dressier events like birthdays and new baby celebrations if you combine it with the right pieces.
11. With Heeled Sandals
Don’t be afraid of throwing on some heeled sandals and some statement jewellery and calling it a day. After all, if you curl or straighten your hair and apply Instagram-worthy makeup too, it will effectively elevate the look.
12. Your Sweatshirt With High-Waisted Jeans, a Blazer and Heels
We recommend splitting up your sweatshirt and joggers set to enhance the sophistication of each piece further for smart-casual occasions.
13. Your Sweatshirt With a Midi Skirt and Strappy Heels
14. Your Joggers With a Bodysuit, Blazer and Heels
You could even add a fitted or oversized blazer (*) to your refined style repertoire.
15. Your Joggers With a Crop Top and Heeled Boots
There’s no doubt about it, your joggers can also look ultra-modern and ultra-chic with heeled boots or sandals and a long-sleeved, wrap-around crop top (*) for bottomless brunches or a family garden party.
Adorn yourself in diamond or diamanté jewellery that dazzles to truly be the talk of the town.
Styling Up Your Sweatshirt and Joggers Set
As you have just read, there are many ways you can style up a basic sweatshirt and joggers set for every occasion. It’s fastly become a timeless addition to any woman’s wardrobe that can be worn and re-worn for seasons to come.
Have you grabbed yours yet?
Katie Davies is the Yorkshire-based freelance writer who founded Trendy Tourist. Since 2017, she has written for over 100 companies on a range of subjects, from fashion to marketing. When she’s not producing content, you can find her shopping, exploring a new place or sitting somewhere having a cup of builder’s tea.