Pure comfort is always hard to resist. Which may explain the growing preponderance of the statement sweatshirt. Striking graphics, luxurious fabrics and interesting embellishment take this cozy basic from everyday to party hour. Try them with dressier pieces, like a pencil skirt or tailored trousers. Current standouts on the racks include a lace-print Topshop, a neoprene and floral embellished Tibi, a glinty metallic Club Monaco, and a gorgeously beaded Matthew Williamson.
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