You may have noticed half-zip sweatshirts popping up everywhere recently.
It’s not like they haven’t been in style, they have always been around, but over the last few seasons, the style has dominated athleisure, making it a new classic.
It’s SUCH a better option than a crew neck since the zipper and collar help frame your face and create a more flattering “V” neckline.
And since it is gaining popularity, options are available at various price points.
You can spend here if you want; stores like Aritzia, Everlane and J.Crew all versions for about $90
But sweats fall in the “SAVE” category for me.
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So this week, we have two Outfit Formulas featuring this slightly oversized, half-zip sweatshirt from Amazon for $30.
Outfit Formula #27 & #28: The Half Zip Sweatshirt
Half-Zip Sweatshirt, $30 | Leggings with pockets, $79 | Wool Sneakers, $125 | Belt Bag, $19 | Long Sleeve T-Shirt, $22.50 | Vintage Jeans, $128 | Shearling Clogs, $170
Thanks to a recommendation from TikTok, I picked this sweatshirt up in grey (featured) and black and already know it will get significant wear, especially for early morning workouts or sitting on the sidelines on the weekends.
It’s bit oversized and boxy, which I like.
We’re offering two “formulas” because, frankly, the leggings seemed obvious but also a go-to.
So let’s start there.
Grab your favorite leggings.
Above, I’m featuring my all-time favorite from Zella at Nordstrom. They are $80, but I promise they will last for years.
They are especially lovely in the cooler weather because they are a bit thicker, and the pockets are extra helpful.
And a quick note, I do not work out in these. Instead, I wear less expensive options from Old Navy and Amazon.
These are my “nice” leggings. Also tell me you’re a mom without telling me you’re a mom.
To keep the outfit sporty, we’re using a belt bag; this one is an Amazon dupe of the Lululemon version that keeps selling out.
I have the Lululemon one, only because I didn’t know this existed, but reviews claim it’s the same bag.
To keep the line of your leg long, I went with these are all black, wool All Birds.
All Birds is a fantastic brand, making comfortable, high-quality footwear with a genuine focus on sustainability. This pair is made for walking, is warm and water-repellent. Perfect for the fall.
In our second formula, we’re going with a relaxed pair of boyfriend jeans.
Featured is a pair from Madewell, with a slim straight leg and raw hem.
Here, I would drape our key piece over your shoulder and wear a simple black long-sleeve tee (J.Crew makes a nice one)
Finally, for shoes, brace yourself because we’re rocking a pair of Birkenstock Clogs.
Listen, I don’t know who I am anymore, but I’m here for the comfort, so I ordered a pair. I can see these living at my backdoor, ready to slip on to run to all the places.
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