Trend Report: Luxury Sweatshirts

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Cozy and comfy are words not typically associated with what’s trendy and fashionable. Fortunately for fashion lovers everywhere, those two words are now firmly in the fashion vocabulary due to the rise of luxury sweatshirts.

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S/S 2014 (L-R): Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, and Christopher Kane

Image from: T Magazine

Gone are the days of wearing those boring, heather grey sweatshirts from your gym class. Say hello to sweatshirts done in luxe fabrics, accented with leather and fringe, and embellished with colorful crystals. This trend dominated the runways in New York, Milan, London, and Paris for Spring/Summer 2014, and by the looks of it, this trend is here to stay.

Here is my roundup of the 10 best sweatshirts for this season:

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Kenzo Wool Twill & Techno Jersey Sweatshirt from LUISAVIAROMA

Logo sweatshirts are back this season. An arm-emblazoned Kenzo logo will show that you think outside the fashion box.

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TNTees Sopo crystal-embellished cotton-jersey sweatshirt from The Outnet

The crystal embellished neckline of this sweatshirt from TNTees eliminates the need for accessorizing. Perfect for looking chic during those off-duty days.

P00082785-Snake-effect-leather-front-sweater--STANDARDHelmut Lang Snake-effect Leather Front Sweatshirt from MyTheresa

Can it get any more luxe and rich than snakeskin leather? Probably not. This piece is proof that sweatshirts can be sexy. Pair with your favorite  strappy stilettos for maximum sultry appeal.

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Nil & Mon Lipstick Applique Sweatshirt from LUISAVIAROMA

Proclaim your love for lippies in this Nil & Mon sweatshirt. The playful applique design shows off your whimsical side.

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Lanvin Wool Jersey Sweatshirt from LUISAVIAROMA

Fringe and sweatshirts are two the major trends for S/S 2014, and this Lanvin item combines the two perfectly. Modern elements like a structured bag or sleek ankle boots will be a great way to mix up the tribal feel of this sweater.

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Tibi Houndstooth Cotton-blend and Ponte sweatshirt from The Outnet

Houndstooth will always be classic. Tibi gives it a twist with a vivid pop of electric blue and graphic black accents.

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Givenchy Bambi Silk-Satin Sweatshirt from Net-a-Porter

Take a bit of your childhood cartoon memories with you in this Givenchy stunner. The silk-satin material gives that ladylike appeal.

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By Malene Birger Synna Printed Satin-Jersey Sweatshirt from Net-a-Porter

Sweatshirts can be ultra feminine too, as seen in this floral By Malene Birger Sweatshirt. Best worn with a tea length skirt and midi heels.

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Acne Studios Beta Geometric Sweatshirt from MyTheresa

Acne Studios are known for the modern aesthetic, and this geometric design certainly reflects that. For a refreshing look, wear with white jeans and plain white sneakers.

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Isabel Marant Etoile Hammer Printed Jersey Sweatshirt from MyTheresa

Upgrade from casual T-shirts to styled and cool printed sweatshirts like this one from Isabel Marant. Wear with denim cutoffs and sandals, and you’re all set.

Which piece will you be snatching up? Let us know in the comments!