How to Style an Oversized Sweatshirt

How to Elevate an Oversized Sweatshirt

Hi, friends! Welcome back to Stylishly Good Vibes! I hope your January has been off to a great start! It really feels like we’re officially in the heart of winter here in Ohio, which isn’t the worst thing if you ask me. I love to layer, so winter isn’t a season I dislike. My feelings toward it are pretty neutral!

In the spirit of the cold, wintry season, I thought today’s post would be perfect for sharing my favorite way to elevate an oversized sweatshirt. Since the start of the pandemic, I’ve found myself buying sweatshirts more than any other piece of clothing. I’ve never owned more sweatshirts than I do now, which is saying something for me!

I’m very particular about sweatshirts, and if you know me well, you know how rare it used to be to see me in a sweatshirt—let alone sweatpants. Now, don’t get me wrong: I still don’t own a pair of sweatpants LOL but I do have quite a few sweatshirts that I keep on rotation!

The sweatshirt in today’s post was actually a gift from my friend Marissa, and I couldn’t be more obsessed with it. I love the color and the embroidery is very my vibe. BE A KIND HUMAN! I thought that this sweatshirt would be great to show you how to take an oversized sweatshirt from blah to fantastic with a few simple style adjustments!

Let’s get started!

So, you’ve got your chosen oversized sweatshirt, now what? Time for a kimono!

Love Kyla Midi Kimono

Caite Kyla are my go-to for kimonos. All of the kimonos in my closet are from them. They’re all hand-embroidered and made with an attention to detail that can’t be beat! Throwing on a kimono is such an easy way to add some dimension and length to a more oversized, boxy style sweatshirt.

I chose this particular kimono because the colors were bright, but didn’t exactly match with the pink of the sweatshirt. I’ve said it many times before and I’ll say it again—your clothes don’t have to match for them to work together. When things don’t match, it’s definitely more experimental, but what’s so wrong with that!?

I also don’t mind that the kimono sleeves are shorter than the sleeves of the sweatshirt. That may bother other people, but I’ve got bigger fish to fry than worrying about my sleeve lengths not matching up!


I could have easily paired this look with black or deep blue jeans, but that would be too simple! I decided on this distressed patchwork pair from 10 Crosby instead because you know, I can’t seem to take the easy route with anything I do!

I also love the frayed edge of these jeans when paired with Doc Martens! The length is a bit more cropped—but let’s be real—pretty much all jeans are cropped on me.

I finished off the look with my new Sinclair Dr. Martens, which are a great contrast with the pink!


Now, I’m not going to fool you—it was approximately 19 degrees when I took these pictures, so obviously I needed to winterize this outfit with some of my favorites! My tulip puffer jacket from Anthropologie was the perfect color play with the sweatshirt and kimono. Plus, my blanket scarf provided warmth and texture to really knock the look out of the park!

Is this outfit on color overload? Yeah, probably.

Would I have it any other way? Absolutely not!

Well, I hope that you found a bit of inspiration for the next time you decide to style an oversized sweatshirt. Take a chance and make it fun!

Until next time!


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