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The unexpected sweatshirt

The unexpected sweatshirt is having a major moment in fashion this fall. Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Phillip Lim and Balmain were just a few who showcased the sweatshirt as the unforeseen essential of the season.  

We saw a re-imagining of this sporty staple on the runways: Balenciaga showed a sci-fi adaptation of the classic with a ruffled collared, Marc Jacobs sent a mint green satin version down the runway, and Derek Lam showcased a luxe take on the sporty silhouette with leather details.
Whereas the sweatshirt was once only used to wear lounging around the house or going to the gym, the new sweatshirt is coming back into our wardrobes in unexpected ways. You can absolutely get all dolled up with an oversized sweatshirt! Trade in your sneakers and chapstick for heels, deep red lips and a statement necklace to take this look from rec room to the VIP room.
You can also wear an oxford shirt under a pullover and let the collar show, while pairing it with a flared skirt for a collegiate take; yes, even college sweaters can look chic! Celebrities like Ashley Olsen, Kate Bosworth, as well as the fashion forward, and bloggers are pairing their sweatshirts with skirts for a juxtaposition of dressy and casual. Below I've showed you different ways to pair your sweatshirt with feminine skirts.

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About the Author

Alana Denham, a small town girl from Alberta, is making waves in Kelowna with her fashion statements, and people are noticing.

Denham recently won a contest to be the Okanaganista - a guru on all things fashion in the Okanagan Valley.

The contest to be the Okanaganista was run by Orchard Park Shopping Centre. As the winner Denham will be working on projects with the centre, writing a weekly column for Castanet and she'll have a guest spot for the Morning Show with Kevin and Sonia on SunFM to talk fashion.

If you can’t wait to get your hands on each week’s column you can check out Alana Denham’s website:

The Okanaganista will be giving tips on how to achieve effortless fashion, "buy pieces you love, wear what you feel good in and dare to try new things."

The views expressed are strictly those of the author and not necessarily those of Castanet. Castanet presents its columns "as is" and does not warrant the contents.

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