It might be September, but that doesn’t mean we’ve fully gotten to the cozy part of fall yet. It’s more likely to be hot during the day and cold at night, making dressing something of a puzzle. One solution? Casual cotton sweatsuits that keep things breezy enough during the day, and warm enough at night. From pretty pastels to neutrals, these transitional sweats will keep you looking stylish no matter what you’re doing.
It should come as no surprise that J.Crew has a great selection of matching sweats. Want something a little warmer? Go for their merino wool jogger and rollneck sweater. Their best-selling Magic Rinse hoodie and sweatpants are extra, extra soft thanks to their four-step rinse process.
The half-zip emerged as the go-to sweater silhouette of the pandemic, and it’s not going anywhere. I love it because it’s sporty and retro but still somewhat polished, and this Alex Mill sweatshirt in either khaki green or a creamy vanilla are both great examples of how chic it can be. AYR’s Cool Polo shirt isn’t quite a half-zip, but it keeps the retro preppy vibe going in a cool white and matching pants. If white sweats aren’t your thing, it also comes in a purple-y gray perfect for cooler days.
Kule’s brand is all about updating the classic for now, and their velour tracksuit does just that.
These heather gray sweatpants and matching crewneck sweatshirt can be dressed up with gold jewelry and a great pair of stylish sneakers.
Mango’s knitted fleece pants are a perfectly straight cut all the way down to your feet, which makes them perfect for lounging and running errands. But it’s the matching sweater that really elevates this combo, with a funnel neck and drop sleeve that you can rock just as easily with your favorite jeans.
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