It’s not exactly news that the athleisure trend is dominating fashion. If there’s anyone who is single-handedly responsible for the athleisure look, it’s Sir Kanye West with the debut of his label Yeezy at New York Fashion Week last February. It’s gained such popularity in our lexicon that that the word has landed itself in the dictionary. It’s hard to disagree that once comfort-wear has crossed over to high-fashion, and sneakers are acceptable to wear with a suit and tux (check out Jason Sudekis at the Golden Globes sporting a pair of Air Jordan 11 Concord Lows). In honor of our deep and unabiding love for athleisure wear, we’ve selected the six best sweatshirts to wear right now.
1. Add a little floral to your life
We know it’s not spring yet, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t wear a sweatshirt with this print. Embrace it. This black crewneck fleece sweater by Saturdays will keep you ahead of the curve — and warm and cozy too.
2. The must-have grey crewneck
We’ve said this many times before, and we’ll say it again: You need to have that essential grey cotton-jersey sweatshirt in your closet. This one by Tomas Maier has added fleece for extra warmth. Switch out your knit crewneck for this sweatshirt, and wear it over a dress shirt.
3. The varsity hoodie
A hoodie is most certainty an essential to have in your closet. This one by Todd Synder+Champion is inspired by our favorite varsity letterman jackets, combining collegiate style and comfort with your favorite sweatshirt. The sleek leather sleeves add to its appeal and will make you count the days until spring.
4. The essential raglan
5. The fun sweatshirt
Every guy needs a fun, bold sweatshirt that is grounded in true athletic culture. This pullover in bold red by Adidas, topped with its signature trefoil logo across the front is meant to be dressed down, but in a sophisticated way. It looks great under a bomber or parka and just as easily pairs with your joggers.
6. The combined sweatshirt
Let’s face it — you need an interesting sweatshirt with a little something extra. Zara’s quilted feather combined sweatshirt is just that: a hybrid of a quilted vest and cotton crewneck.