Thank you, gray sweatshirt!

Guess what? One of my all time favorite clothing items is gray. Shocker, I know – especially if you saw my ideal closet post and that whole post about my favorite gray shirt. Gray might as well be my favorite color – and black.

I purchased this Funktional sweatshirt years ago hoping it would up my cool factor – you know, that whole boxy/structured/minimalist look. Turns out, I’m not cool enough to achieve that look, but I wear the sweatshirt all the time anyways because it’s so warm (I always packed it when I was visiting Lar in Scotland). It’s also structured enough that I can get away with wearing it to work in the winter.


I love how roomy it is and it’s the perfect length. Am I wearing jeggings? Stretchy pants? Real jeans? You can’t tell because the sweatshirt more than covers the waist and hip area. #winning

The fabric is more neoprene-y than sweatshirt-y, which is why it keeps its shape even after a number of washes. I wish all of my winter clothes were made of this material. I would walk around in my boxy, structured, yet comfy outfits all day long.

8 thoughts on “Thank you, gray sweatshirt!”

  1. I love this sweatshirt, Cath! And it does seem so you! I know you were talking about last night about how you need more structured yet comfy clothing for work. I think that is such a challenge when you work in a more conservative/business cas. environment. I can usually rock up in jeans and a tee and have never really had to do the suit thing. I’m going to keep my eyes peeled for a summer version of this sweatshirt for you.

    1. Please do! I need all the help I can get. I’ve given away so many of my work appropriate stuff because it didn’t spark joy – probably because it wasn’t comfortable. Surely there’s something out there!

  2. I would definitely be thankful for that sweatshirt, and I see how it would certainly spark joy. You look fabulous in it. Love the shape, structure and, of course, the color. I have been wanting a neoprene type sweatshirt but I already bought a crew sweatshirt from Everlane, and I don’t want to keep buying sweatshirts! btw they have some short sleeve sweatshirts I think you would like.

    1. I know exactly which one you’re talking about because I was sooooo tempted to get one. Too bad it’s already too hot for even a short sleeve sweatshirt in Georgia. Does a light weight neoprene material exist?!

  3. Truth be told, I’m not a huge fan of sweatshirts. But lately I have been seeing so many cute sweatshirt designs out there…and you are living proof that wearing a sweatshirt can be so fashionable! Looking good Cath!!!

    1. You’re so sweet! I might be too big a fan of sweatshirts. I need to mix up my wardrobe a bit more and add a few more feminine pieces 🙂

  4. I so very much LOVE this sweatshirt! the cut is so visually interesting, and I love that it’s neoprene-ish so it’s got structure and can hold up to the wash! I’m also super lusting over that grey blazer in that last pic– and I must have it! Do you happen to remember where you got it?

    1. That gray blazer was an old Etsy purchase by Lar. I wish I could remember the name of the woman who made it because it really is one of my all-time favorite pieces. I think I looked for her a couple of years ago and couldn’t find it 🙁 So sorry!

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