If you’re new to my blog, “Timeless Wardrobe” is a new series in which I discuss simple, contemporary clothing you could purchase to create a versatile and ever-lasting wardrobe. This series is meant to help me further improve my wardrobe and others build their own. The first in the series was the chino, and you can read that blog post here. The second clothing article in this series: The sweatshirt.
More specifically, the crewneck sweatshirt. Crewneck sweatshirts are simple and well-balanced, which make them a must-have in your timeless wardrobe. They are one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can own. They are unbelievably comfortable, which make them perfect for both lazy Sundays when you leave the couch only for more food, and the days you’re constantly on the move. But, who said you had to sacrifice fashion for comfort? I find that neutral-colored crewneck sweatshirts go well with anything you wear, such as chinos, jeans, athletic shorts, soccer sweats, or pajamas. Crewneck sweatshirts are also fantastic for layering. They go great over an oxford shirt for a smarter, cleaner look, or under a jacket or windbreaker for warmth and comfort.
The crewneck sweatshirt I favor the most is from Asket, known as “The Sweatshirt.” Asket is a Scandinavian company that strives to slow down the fashion industry, and they achieve this by focusing on fit, timelessness, and quality in every clothing line they develop. I decided to purchase the gray Milanese crewneck sweatshirt from Asket because this color pairs well with black and navy, which I wear every day. It also is 100% Egyptian cotton, which makes this sweatshirt incredibly comfortable and high-quality. I won’t go into too much detail about this sweatshirt because I already dedicated a blog post to it. If you want to learn more about Asket, the quality of their clothing, and the amazingness of “The Sweatshirt,” click here and then come back and finish this post! What I will say is this sweatshirt costs $95 with $15 for shipping, so this sweatshirt may not be for everyone because of the price tag, but it is so worth it. Trust me. I want “The Sweatshirt” in black or forest green, and I cannot wait to reach my saving goal and purchase another.
Another crewneck sweatshirt I wear on a consistent basis is from No Nationality. It’s a very lightweight maroon-plumish sweatshirt that adds a little pop to my wardrobe. I will disclaim that I did not buy this sweatshirt for my timeless wardrobe; rather, I won it in an Instagram giveaway! I just love it too much not to integrate it into my wardrobe. Like the Asket sweatshirt, my No Nationality crewneck sweatshirt comes with a steep price tag, costing ~$140. However, I believe my particular sweatshirt is discontinued; but, they have alternatives you may like. I recommend adding a colorful sweatshirt (still on the darker color spectrum, though), such as maroon or mustard to add a bit of color to your wardrobe. I would love a mustard-colored crewneck sweatshirt, but I haven’t found the right one yet.
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option, then I recommend a sweatshirt from H&M. They are very comfortable and decent quality. I think H&M‘s crewneck sweatshirts are a perfect starting point because they allow you to experiment with different colors and sizes without breaking the bank. Then, once you discover your favorites, you can go for the higher price tag items. H&M has all kinds of crewnecks in various colors, so you’ll just have to explore their webpage or stores until you find ones you like. Their sweatshirts range from $10-$25, but it all depends on if there are sales or not. Either way, $25 for a crewneck sweatshirt you’ll wear several times a week for years is a great investment.
There you have it, folks. The second article in your timeless wardrobe. I’ve already covered chinos and now sweatshirts. I got some great future content that’ll cover t-shirts, Oxfords, sneakers, jackets, etc. Make sure to follow my blog and sign up for email notifications, that way you won’t miss out on any of this content or future posts!