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How To Wear a Cropped Sweatshirt Effortlessly

How To Wear a Cropped Sweatshirt Effortlessly

Hi there friends!

How's your week going so far? Mine is going pretty well. I realized my blog is six months old as of last week (such a baby still), so I just wanted to quick mention that. It has definitely been a fun an crazy ride so far, not to mention ALOT of learning, but I'm seriously loving every minute of it! I wanted to just thank you guys for continuing to read my articles....it means a lot to know that people are actually following along with me and my story. Don't forget to follow me on Instagram, where I post stuff almost daily! 

Along with that exciting news...I have more exciting news! I recently got accepted into Reward Style or LiketoKnow.it, as many of you may know. This is not a program that just anyone can get into. You have to be accepted and they are quite selective on who they choose to be influencers. This was a huge goal of mine since I started the blog, so to reach that goal was very flattering! For now, you guys can download the app (available in the app store) to quickly and easily shop my looks from the app. I will also be updating my "SHOP" page on the blog to coincide and make it easier to shop...Soon-ish, I promise!

In today's post, I'm going to be talking about how to wear a cropped sweatshirt with little to no effort and what you can pair it with to "make it work."

Now, a lot of people really don't like the cropped sweatshirt look, because it shows a bit of your stomach. I get it, trust me. But if you don't mind showing it off, this is a great way to do it tastefully. Remember little is more :) But, if you're not comofortable with showing your stomach (and that's a-okay if you're not), don't automatically discount this trend. You can always pair a longer tank or high-waisted pants to cover your belly. OR find out more ways below...Just keep reading!

"Just keep swimming"

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  1. Pair with a high-waisted midi skirt. Or a mini skirt. I could totally wear my cropped sweatshirt with a black mini skirt and black sneakers for a casual, athleisure look that is totally effortless. 
  2. Pair a cropped sweatshirt with overalls. I actually love this look. Nothing is more effortless than overalls and a sweatshirt, am I right? I mean, how easy does it get? Plus, not to mention super comfortable! 
  3. Pair OVER a dress. Yes you heard me right. Put the cropped sweatshirt OVER a dress. This would be another way to hide your stomach if you weren't comfortable exposing it. For this exact sweatshirt, I would pair over a simple black cotton dress with flats or sneakers.
  4. Pair with high-waisted black leggings. You really can't go wrong with black leggings am I right. If you missed my last post, I talked all about your not-so-average black leggings. 

Let me talk about ROMWE for a second, which is where I got this sweatshirt from for less than $15! First of all, they have some really great pieces and all of their stuff is super affordable! I will say...make sure you size up from this site (go up at least one, if not two sizes depending on the article of clothing). Things tend to run small, from my experience. Also...if there are any reviews on the product you are purchasing, make sure to read all the reviews before purchasing. 

I am wearing a Medium, and should have gone with a Large or even an XL for a more oversized fit with this item in particular. That being said, I am happy with my item from ROMWE and now know more about the sizing moving forward! And I'm happy I get to share my experience with ROMWE with you guys. 

As far as shipping goes from ROMWE, I got my item super quick. You will only get free shipping if you reach a minimum, but I believe they have several codes you can enter to get discounts off your purchases.

This cropped sweatshirt would be perfect for an Iowa Hawkeye football game and tailgate party, just saying :) Yall do know I'm a Hawkeye fan, right?  My husband and I both graduated from there. {You can read more about me here}.

Sooo let's just say I may have picked this sweatshirt for that reason, haha! I-O-W-A!!! Also, if you go to Iowa share this post so that you and your friends can tailgate in this awesome cropped sweatshirt, mmkay!?

Anyways, I hope you guys learned a few different ways on how you can easily style a cropped sweatshirt. Please let me know if you ever have any questions for me at all. I am happy to help out. I'm going to try my hardest to get one more post out this week! I'm thinking Friday. Bonus post, hooray!  Be sure to check back! As always, have a lovely day guys and Happy Hump Day. Thanks for stopping by.


xoxo, jodi



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