Update your wardrobe with a versatile sweatshirt

Update your wardrobe with a versatile sweatshirt

I find that the simple sweatshirt is an extremely useful item in any wardrobe. In years gone by they used to be a tad boring, however over the last few years they have had a make-over. You can now find a variety of styles in the shops from the casual to the dressy. This season many of them have prints or logos on them. Personally I am not a fan of the “logo” whether on a tee shirt or sweatshirt (I just could not resist adding the Pardon my French one). A delicate floral or abstract print I find acceptable.

You could dip your toes into the floral print trend by buying an inexpensive sweatshirt without going the full hog and purchasing a dress or skirt.

The pink lace back sweatshirt I am wearing in the photo I bought from Finerylondonuk last year, See how I wore it then. This style is sadly sold out however they currently have an excellent collecton of new jersey tops.

I have selected some of this season’s sweatshirts for you to consider.

Update your wardrobe with a versatile sweatshirt

Wearing my FineryLondon sweatshirt this year in St.Tropez. The necklace I am wearing I had just bought in St.Tropez that morning. I found a  few similar ones at Etsy. Scarf also bought in the market similar.

I have been flattered to be featured on two excellent blogs this week. Firstly an interview on Sharon White’s blog Quintessential style She also sent me her book on style and image. She and her colleague Janna Beatty have a different take on colour analysis. Having been trained in the traditional system based on cool and warm skin tones the book gave an interesting and refreshing take on what colours work for us. Worth a read available on Amazon. 

The second blog I was featured on Elaine’s blog Following Augustine along with other fashion bloggers that I greatly admire.


  1. Liz H
    2nd April 2018 / 15:56

    Thrilled with your post today as I have just bought, and am wearing a sweatshirt from Crew Clothing. It’s silver grey with a pale pink trim and a high button neck. It was in the sale, so a great bargain and really cosy.

  2. edebock
    2nd April 2018 / 22:52

    I gave up wearing sweatshirts a few years ago in spite of how comfortable they are, but I may have to reconsider. Some of these are really cute!

    Thanks for including a link to my blog, Josephine!

    Elaine @ Following Augustine

  3. Sandra Hooker
    3rd April 2018 / 08:34

    Sweatshirts don’t suit me as the neckline seems to emphasis my full bust !! I’m always looking for V-neck tops which gives a better line when you’re full busted. Love your styles, you look amazing.

  4. 3rd April 2018 / 15:12

    Josephine, Pink is your color. It gives you such a healthy glow and looks so pretty with your silver hair. You look darling!
    Cheers, Deborah

  5. Margie
    4th April 2018 / 20:39


    I would never think of wearing jewelry with a sweatshirt…is it because this is a casual piece of jewelry? Or is it because the sweatshirt is pink and doesn’t make you think of sweatshirts? I wish you would give us a closer peek at the necklace you are wearing; I would love to have a better looksee. You pair your scarves/jewelry so well with your “tops.” When I grow up, I want to be you!

  6. 5th April 2018 / 08:53

    Hi Margie
    I had just bought the necklace I am wearing in the market. I think it was about 5 euros. It is only plastic but the colour just seemed to work. I like to mix up casual and formal and will be expanding on this strategy in an upcoming post. I find that it helps to give some our old pieces a new life. It was difficult to take a good photo as we only had an iphone,

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