I recently ordered this American Apparel sweatshirt online and I’ve been wearing it to death since I got it-even fresh out of the package it looks a bit worn in (the poly makes it less stiff) and it’s so lightweight that it’s perfect for summer. I only bought it in heather grey (and have since bought duplicates of it) because it’s my ‘staple’ color-more basic then even black! The perfect grey sweatshirt is as basic to me as a crisp white button down. It dresses down more ‘serious’ pieces and for someone my age, it can transform something thats on the austere side into a more age approriate laid back look. Take for instance, the pleated navy floor length durndle skirt from one of Dries van Noten’s earliest collections that my mom handed down to me: it’s one of my most cherished pieces of clothing but it can make me a lot older than sixteen! A sloppy sweatshirt brings it down to earth.
I’m crazy about my new sweatshirts! What are your ‘holy grail’ pieces in your wardrobe?