An All-Cotton Sweatshirt Style Guide for All Seasons

What can we say about all-cotton sweatshirts that hasn’t already been said a thousand times over? They are versatile, comfortable, and great for all seasons - as this all-seasons style will attest.

In it, we’ll cover some hot looks - some newer than others - that are great for both men and women, throughout the year. Get ready to make that heavyweight cotton sweatshirt your favorite piece of apparel in your whole wardrobe!

Why All Cotton Sweatshirts?
On top of the fact that sweatshirts are so versatile and compatible with a wide range of different styles, all-cotton sweatshirts have another ace of their sleeves (no pun intended).

Actually, they have several aces up their sleeves. Cotton is, among other things:

  • Warm and cozy in the winter.
  • Breathable, making it great even in the warmer months of the year.
  • Hypo-allergenic.
  • Naturally helps to control moisture.
  • Luxuriously soft and comfortable, even for those with sensitive skin.
  • A sustainable, renewable resource, and biodegradable, too.
  • It is easy to care for and holds its shape well.
  • Is a naturally durable material and will last for many years with proper care.

In addition to these facts, our all-cotton sweatshirts are ring-spun to prevent pilling and are pre-shrunk to help them keep their shape. All you need to do is slip one on and you’ll immediately feel the difference.

Speaking of that, here are some of our top tips for styling with an all-cotton sweatshirt.

Sweats All the Way (Don’t Forget the Beanie)
Obviously, the easiest way to suit up in an all-cotton sweatshirt is by going “all” the way with sweats. Pair up your hoodie or zip-up with some comfortable sweats in a compatible or matching color or style and rock that look.

The great thing about this style is its good all year - warm in the winter and breathable in the warmer months - and we’re in a day and age where it’s acceptable to run errands or hit the town in sweats without looking like you’ve perpetually just come from the gym!

An All Cotton Sweatshirt and Jeans: 

All Seasons Style and Comfort
Looking for a slightly less casual way to dress up with an all-cotton sweatshirt? Give jeans a go and you can still keep things all cotton, but with a more all-purpose look.

A sweatshirt, jeans, and sneakers are a great combo for rolling up to nearly any social event that doesn’t call for formal attire, and this is a great combo for all-seasons comfort, too. It’s probably the most versatile look on this list.

One more tip: if you want to complete this look, don’t forget an all-cotton beanie that matches the rest of the ensemble.

A Blazer and a Sweatshirt
Get this: you can actually rock a semi-formal, avant-garde type of look with a cotton sweatshirt and a blazer or a suit jacket. Pair the sweatshirt or hoodie (sweatshirts look better in this arrangement than hoodies) with a matching blazer and make the most of it.

You can also pair this look with more formal bottoms, like trousers or khakis that match the jacket. It puts the edge on formal wear and is great for work (where casual attire is permitted), dates, and more.

Unzip and Show off a Graphic Tee
The only problem with pairing a graphic tee with a sweatshirt is that you won’t be able to see the tee if the sweatshirt is buttoned or zipped up.

Well, with a zip-up, just unzip and let the tee do the talking. It’s a great and simple way to add some color and character to a plain-jane outfit. Complete the outfit with black or blue denim pants and sneakers for a laid-back but well-represented look.

Summertime Sweatshirt and Shorts
Long pants go better with short-sleeved shirts than long-sleeved tops go with shorts, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. In fact, sweatshirts are a natural mate for shorts, especially cargo shorts.

In warmer weather, you can roll up the sleeves for a beachy look that’s better in the heat but still keeps you protected from the wind. If you’re going for a surfer-style mystique, pair this look with some sandals or slides - perfect for a dashing summer look.

Sweatshirt Up Top, Khakis and Oxfords Below
Another great way to create a semi-formal look with an all-cotton sweatshirt is to pair it with khakis and a pair of dress shoes like oxfords. Don’t get too ornate with the shoes - cap-toe oxfords without brogueing are ideal for this.

Khakis, slacks, or trousers will give you a more refined look, resting on the foundation of dress shoes, while the sweatshirt will keep you grounded - you’re welcome!

Leather and Lace (Er, Cotton)
In search of a unique way to add the edge to your outfit? Throw a leather jacket over the top of your all-cotton sweatshirt and let it do its work. If you’re not wearing a hoodie, leave the jacket open; if you are, you can zip up the jacket and let the hood right out the back. This style has become so popular that some designers are actually designed leather jackets with integral hoods!

For the Ladies: Leggings or Yoga Pants
Looking for a comfortable-yet-cute style? Rock your favorite cotton sweatshirt with a pair of leggings or yoga pants. This is another look that’s good throughout the seasons provides a little bit of pleasant contrast as well, especially with a baggier sweater as the top.

Cotton on Cotton: A Waxed Canvas Jacket and an All Cotton Sweatshirt
Another really cool look is the pairing of a waxed cotton jacket and a cotton sweatshirt. Waxed cotton gives you a sort of heritage look, and you can wear this the same way as suggested with the leather jacket. If the sweatshirt isn’t a hoodie, you should leave it open - if not, let the hood out the back; it’s rugged, classic, and will not fail to catch attention!

Hood Up, Hat ‘n’ Shades
How could we bring up the stylistic versatility of all-cotton sweatshirts without mentioning the aesthetic power of accessories?

Try this: Get out your favorite hat, wear it backward and finish the look with a pair of snazzy shades. Alternatively, you can wear the hat with the brim at the front and cinch down the hood over your head: it’s eye-catching, memorable, and affords a dashing look.

High-Quality, Comfortable All Cotton Sweatshirts Are Here!
These are some of our best tips and suggestions for how to style with an all-cotton sweatshirt. Choose your favorite styles and colors from our catalog from the previous link and try out these suggestions!

If you have any questions, you can reach us at 1-866-888-5878 or at [email protected]!

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