If there's one piece of clothing you can't do without in autumn and winter, it's a grey jumper. It's cosy, it's versatile, it's casual: a grey sweatshirt is an absolute must-have that can be integrated into just about any outfit and style. The neutral colour and timeless design make the grey jumper an essential in every wardrobe. But how to wear a grey sweatshirt, so that it doesn't look boring? In our style guide for women and men, we at SANVT give you outfit inspiration and tips on how to turn the basic into an eye-catcher!
We admit: sweater weather is our favourite weather! First because you can't go wrong with a jumper look, and second, because it's just extremely cosy. Above all, a grey, high-quality and sustainable sweatshirt always looks casual – no matter what outfit you throw it over. In this style guide, however, it's not about throwing the grey jumper over for functionality, but about staging it as the centrepiece of autumnal outfits. Because on top of its cosiness, timelessness and minimalist aesthetic, the grey jumper can be much more than just a basic.
How to wear a grey sweatshirt: for women
Grey jumpers for women have been trending in monochrome or tone-on-tone looks for a few years now. Especially grey oversized chunky jumpers, turtlenecks or boyfriend hoodies, even worn as dresses, have been trendy for a long time. This year, however, we are spotting more and more plain grey sweatshirts that are not only worn classically with jeans and sneakers, but even with sequin skirts and high heels on the red carpet.
Our Boyfriend Sweatshirt – inspired by classic American sportswear – is made from extra soft 400 g/m² French Terry, making it ultra soft and flexible. The light and melange grey colour looks particularly good in combination with black, cream, beige, camel, mint and white and can therefore be styled in an extremely versatile way.
One of our favourite ways to wear a grey sweatshirt for women in autumn is to wear it oversized with a pair of dark grey or black-washed carrot jeans and combine it with black vinyl boots and an oversized black beanie. Rounded off with a loose grey coat layered on top, the look is casual and smart and can be worn for business meetings as well as coffee dates in the city. With a tight black turtleneck underneath, tights under your jeans and a thick scarf, this outfit will give you a casual sense of style even on the coldest winter days.
A more daring look that's very on-trend this year is to wear the grey sweatshirt tucked in or hanging out with a plaid pencil skirt and platform loafers with white socks. Complemented by a black beret and a black oversized vintage blazer with gold button plackets, the outfit becomes preppy and elegant, but edgy nonetheless. Emily in Paris could learn from that style.
How to wear a grey sweatshirt: for men
The grey jumper has deserved its status as a must-have in men's fashion for a long time. Whether you wear it with grey sweatpants to hang out or with a shirt underneath to the office, there is hardly any other top in autumn and winter that can be combined in such a versatile way in men's fashion.
That's why we at SANVT have created what is probably the best grey sweatshirt in the world. Thanks to its innovative 'loopback' material made from fine cotton, our perfect sweatshirt in grey melange has an exceptionally soft finish. Handmade in Portugal, climate-neutral and minimalist in design, this essential seals the deal with quality, comfort and sustainability. Now how to wear a grey sweatshirt, you ask?
If you're the kind of guy who goes for minimalist and low-key styles, you can easily pair your grey jumper with a pair of loose and rolled-up chinos in khaki, grey or beige and white sneakers with grey socks. Add a grey fisherman's hat and a khaki or beige coat to complete the look. This look is minimalist, casual yet elegant and therefore looks smart and effortless on men of all ages.
For those who dare to wear more trendy outfits, we recommend wearing our grey melange sweatshirt tucked in with black, oversized vintage tweed trousers. Accessorise with a cool belt, black socks tucked into black Dr. Martens shoes and a silver necklace to complete the look! On cooler days, you can complement the outfit with a black trench coat. Again, a beanie hat or fisherman's hat in grey or black will look particularly cool.
How to wear a grey sweatshirt: made easy
As you can see, styling a grey jumper has never been easier than this year. At SANVT, we think that a sustainable and fairly produced grey sweater, like our Boyfriend Sweatshirt and Perfect Sweatshirt, is a must-have in any conscious wardrobe. Especially because the essential can be worn for many years thanks to the timeless design and high quality.
How to wear a grey sweatshirt should therefore be answered once and for all. And if you're still looking for the right trousers to go with your grey sweatshirt, you can find out here about the best trousers for autumn.