Get sporty and get the Spring look with sweatshirts

IF you buy one thing this spring make it a sweatshirt.

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  • Model is wearing a look from the autumn/winter 2014 Isabel Marant show
    Model is wearing a look from the autumn/winter 2014 Isabel Marant show
  • FLEUR LOGO SWEATSHIRT, £75, WHISTLES The anatomy of flowers was a major trend at Christopher Kane, but if you can't afford the designer price tag then try Whistles.
  • IVORY W MOTIF SWEAT, WAS £22, NOW £15.40, DOROTHY PERKINS This pretty American baseballinspired sweat would work with a pencil skir t.
  • IVORY LACE SWEATSHIRT, £45, FASHION WORLD A cream lace cover up will feel grown up and dressy enough for everyday wear.
  • SLOGAN SWEATER, £24, NEXT Nothing says 2014 more than a slogan-emblazoned sweat. Perfect for off-duty running around,
  • MAYA PRINT SWEATSHIRT, £39.50, OLIVER BONAS A pretty design on a light coloured backg round will take you right into the new season.
  • CUT AND SEW PANEL SWEATSHIRT, £10, PRIMARK Mix it up by wearing contrasting sleeves, like this marl grey number from Primark with a patterned front.
  • White trefoil print sweat, £50, Topshop,

Sportswear has captured the imaginations of both luxury designers and the high street - and now there's a sweat for every occasion.

The look was propelled into the mainstream when former Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld wore a Givenchy sweatshirt with a floor-length sheer polka dot skirt at last year's Met Ball.

Since then catwalks and brands have embraced the sweat, turning it into a fashion phenomenon.

One of the best ways to wear this look is to dress it up with a pencil or A-line skirt.

Fashion editors and street style stars wore the sweat layered over a shirt with a pretty skirt and chunky heels - a look that can be worn in the office.

To make it work for a night out opt for luxury fabrics or details, such as lace. It is the ultimate in pared-back chic worn with dewy skin and bright lipstick.

But you can also keep the sweatshirt sporty - and make a strong statement by picking one with a slogan. Just team it with boyfriend jeans and a pair of trainers.

When the summer months come, a sweatshirt can replace your cardigan - just throw it on when there's a chill or the sun goes down.

And you'll get plenty of wear given that sweats were all over the autumn/ winter catwalks, so pick one that you'll wear over and over again.


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