Summer Sweatshirts

2020 continues to roar past us and knock us right off our feet - let's be honest, it’s been hard year (to say the least) for all us in so many ways. With summer on the very near horizon, things are heating up but many of us are still stuck at home and staying away. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we've seen a massive range of temperatures and microclimates, switching up on us daily, causing some weather-confused dressing. Yes, school is just getting out and "summer break" is starting but Karl the Fog is ever present and mornings and evenings are almost guaranteed to be chilly. Whether it be the everchanging San Francisco climate or a brisk clear summer evening under the stars, we all need that quick throw-on layer. In this week's Editorial, we are continuing our introduction to warm weather dressing, keep reading for a lovely outfitting experience featuring 3 of our favorite summer sweatshirts. 
Our first fleece favorite is ultra-soft on the body and easy on the wallet. Alternative Apparel continues to be a go-to sustainable loungewear brand with the creation of their lofty eco-fleece. We are raving over our latest unisex Alternative arrival - the Challenger Eco-Fleece Pullover Hoodie in White. For those worried about dirtying their whites, this affordable, machine washable style is the perfect way to freshen up your fleece collection. This pullover style features classic detailing such as a functional drawcord neck, ribbed hem and sleeves, and a kangaroo pocket all sewn up in the brand’s signature fabrication made from organic and recycled materials. Pair this hoodie with our favorite summer approved garment - the denim short! We love the classic pairing of our white sweatshirt with AGOLDE's Parker Vintage Cutoff Shorts in Crash. These vintage-inspired new arrivals will have you weekend-ready. Featuring a high rise of 10.25", these washed-black daisy dukes will be your go-tos for the upcoming heat. This ensemble calls for a high top sneaker, so we went with none other than the Golden Goose Navy Denim Slide.  These items are all bold, yet outfit so effortlessly with one another for a laid back yet put-together aesthetic. No summer outfit is complete without a pair of sunnies. We had to go with Krewe's Breton in Black + Interstellar 24k, this sleek take on the classic aviator silhouette was designed with functionality in mind. It features refined lines that make it a perfect fit for adventure seekers.
Our next lounge love is something a little more elevated. The V-Neck Balloon Sleeve Sweatshirt in Cascade by AGOLDE is a fun femme twist on what comes to mind when you think of the word "sweatshirt." Enhanced with full sleeves, an open v-neckline, and slight crop length, this piece is cut from a cool pale blue french terry for the perfect "off-duty" layering look. Keep in mind this sweatshirt is running large with generous lantern sleeves, take a size down. Stay on the side of comfort with a dash of edge with the Arizia Slit Maxi Skirt in Black by LA-based brand NSF. This super soft and stretchy skirt looks oh-so-chic with our AGOLDE pullover tucked in the front.  Featuring a slit for movement, this skirt is the perfect finishing piece to wear all day and night. Summer means beaches and sandals, so why not give TKEES some love! Add a little bit of warmth to this neutral palette with TKEES Jo Sandal in Hazelton. This delicately detailed lace-up style sandal fastens with wrap-around ankle ties finished off with a cute toe ring for comfort. Tie everything together with a wireframe shade such as Krewe's Earhart in 24k Titanium Polarized. With teardrop shaped polarized lenses, these premium titanium sunnies are universally flattering on all face shapes with their rectangular silhouette and slim brow bar.

Last but not least, we have the perfect pullover style for those looking to inject a little bit of color into a sea of neutrals. AGOLDE has updated its bestselling Pavilion shape, the Balloon Sleeve Sweatshirt, in a fun summer tone - Grapefruit Sunfade. A full-sleeve crew style features a subtle garment-dyed gradient capturing sunset hues. We love the slightly cropped body and how it sits when paired with a pair of light wash denim - wear something higher waisted if you’re on the taller side. Keep things casual with the Yardley Tapered in Light Blue by Japanese brand, Moussy. This pair of handmade denim looks and feels like a vintage treasure. Cut from a super soft 100% cotton fabrication, the Yardley is perfectly distressed with knee slits and subtle abrasion throughout. We love how the volume of our sweatshirt pairs with the straight-leg fit of these Moussy's. Wrap things up with an understated summer sneaker like the classic Superstar from Golden Goose. This simple white pair is the perfect shoe for summer with quiet metal letters and black heel tab with the brand’s signature distressing. Finish things off with the chicest architectural sunglass shape of summer: the Lisbon in Black from Illesteva.

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