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5 Trending Ideas to Wear a Sweatshirt

That time of the year when summer is about to end and winter is right on your door, is an odd time of confusion and chaos about what to wear and what not. Should you be wearing a sweater or just put on a t-shirt? Is it cold enough to carry a sweater or a jacket? If not, then is there anything that would suffice this confusing weather? Yes! They are called sweatshirts.


Don't know what a sweatshirt is? We have got you covered on every interesting detail about a sweatshirt and how to pull it off during summers.

What is a sweatshirt?

Quite often, people confuse sweatshirts with sweaters. No matter, both the terms start with "sweat", but they are completely different from each other in terms of their manufacturing as well as functions. A sweater is a kind of a knit-wear, purely wool based in nature. Whereas, a sweatshirt may or may not be wool-based and always sewed or produced using machine-made techniques.

Do you know how old sweatshirts are? The first time someone wore a sweatshirt was back in 1926. Originally invented by a footballer, Benjamin Russell Jr.; oversized sweatshirts were then associated only with sportswear. Russell set the trend of wearing sweatshirts as a football jersey. Tailored as a comfortable outfit for sweaty football matches; most oversized sweatshirts come with a crewneck, simple silhouette and full sleeves until now.

While sweaters can be both formal and casual, sweatshirts are designated casual wear that you can wear anywhere outside your office premises. Being an exclusive informal outfit, sweatshirts can be styled in any way you want. Though the basic silhouette remains the same, there is no limit to designing and modifying a sweatshirt with dyes, graphics, texts, etc.

With evolution in the fashion industry, sweatshirts were seen getting along with all sorts of bottom wear. They come in different shapes and sizes, like oversized sweatshirts which are in trend now. Read the article to the end to get an idea about styling your sweatshirts in different ways.

Sweatshirts wearing ideas for men and women

Oversized sweatshirts with denims

Combine your favorite oversized sweatshirt with a pair of denim pants, preferably skinny. This look can be followed by both men and women usually when the winter is right around the corner. It gives you a simple and comfortable look for an entire day of outing with your friends or lover.

You can also pull off a sweatshirt with cut off denim shorts or capris. A lot of men like to wear capris during summers and what could suit better than a sweatshirt. You can also cut off an old denim pants into cool ripped shorts and wear it with an oversized sweatshirt. This is more like a popular shopping look these days, observed usually in celebrities.

Sweatshirts with skirts

This is an end-summer idea for girls to keep up with the fashionista inside. Sweatshirts are no more a sports wear but as fashionable as a crop top. Celebrities like Rihanna have been spotted wearing oversized sweatshirts with fashionable mini skirts and a pair of mid-rise boots or sneakers. Not just mini skirts, you can also top a sweatshirt with pencil shaped midi skirts for a sleek and stylish look.

Oversized sweatshirts with gym pants or bike shorts

One of the most familiar sweatshirt-looks is pairing it with bike shorts or gym pants. Even the very beautiful and classy Princess Diana wore Chanel's oversized graphic sweatshirts and spandex biker shorts multiple times to keep away the paparazzis. While the Princess of Wales rocked this look in the 90s, celebrities like Hailey Bieber and Bella Hadid are the new generation promoters of this style. This certainly means this look is never going out of fashion any sooner, so why don't you try it?

Co-ord sets

Oversized sweatshirts also give out an essence of street style fashion at times, especially when the top wear and bottom wear are both oversized co-ord sets. This combination is a completely comfortable summer fashion idea for your short errands to the shopping mall or a quick catchup with friends in a cafe.

Long oversized sweatshirts as a mini dress

Do you have a sweatshirt long enough that it reaches your thighs? Well, in that case you have a new dress now. Long, oversized sweatshirts can be pulled off as a dress in summers. Celebrities are seen wearing sweatshirt dresses with pointy high rise boots but you can also make a good combos with flip flops, sandals or sneakers of matching or contrasting colors.


The five ideas to wear a sweatshirt can be your fashion mantra to rock the last summer and early winter days. To buy fine quality cotton t-shirts and sweatshirts, head out to the website of Botnia and choose the best summer wear in solids as well as with graphic prints. Contact us on +91 9540557885 for further queries.