When the cold weather sneaks up on us here in Arizona, I catch my breath in surprise. After the long days of popsicle-licking, flip-flop-wearing, and staying-indoorsing, it is invigorating to feel the chilled wind on my cheeks and to marvel as the crisp air whips through my curls, to suddenly realize that short sleeves are out of season.
When the weather dips below 70 (Don't laugh! I'm clearly an Arizona girl, through-and-through!), I love the casual comfort of sweatshirts (and sweatpants too).
In case you're wondering if I'm one of THOSE moms with the ratty lounge pants, no make-up, and a half-hearted ponytail, I'm not (well, sometimes I am, but not when anyone can see me...).
I would like to stand and say, once and for all, that I think sweatsuits have gotten an undeserved bad rap on fashion shows and in fashion magazines. I have seen PLENTY of stylish moms ROCK the sweatsuit look.
I certainly agree that you shouldn't wear these:
But I think this red velour tracksuit is totally cute (The price is a little hard-to-swallow, however - $186 from Juicy Couture):
And I have a set kind of like this one from Aeropostale:
And then there's the tried-and-true Hanes zip-up sweater:
Affordably priced at just $16 (or 2 for $24), the Women's Essential Zip Front Hoodie is super soft, deliciously warm, and totally comfy. Hanes may not be the most sophisticated brand, but it is a dependable kind of brand. I like dependable. And I have a feeling I'll be wearing this sweatshirt all winter long.
Hanes.com is an excellent place to find picks for everyone on your list because the prices are out-of-this-world and the items are very, very wearable.
If you shop at Hanes.com this winter, don't skip over the clearance section.
Check out these pieces for pennies...
Those are my kind of prices. Wouldn't you agree?
YOUR TURN: What do you think about the sweatsuit? Is it a fashion no-no or a yes-yes in your book?
WIN IT! There will be two winners. Each winner will receive a sweatshirt of choice (mens, womens, or kids) from Hanes.com. To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Friday, November 27th at 11:59 p.m. (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.).
FOR A SECOND ENTRY: Blog or Tweet about my Christmas Gift Guide (or about this giveaway)…and leave a second comment telling me that you did.
* I received product samples for review purposes.
*UPDATE* The winners are #49 Joy and #79 Robin Haws. Congratulations!