Although beach time may be limited to weekends only in the fall, there is one great thing about hitting the beach with your pumpkin spice coffee on a lazy Sunday morning—the outfit. Instead of slightly dreading getting into a bikini in the summer and debating whether you will or won’t keep your cover-up on when you go for a walk along the water, you’re now lucky enough to toss on a perfect, comfy, cozy sweatshirt that best of all hides last night’s ice cream sundae and this morning’s breakfast sandwich (please don’t tell me I’m alone on this one).
In case you can’t tell, I am all about the sweatshirt beach attire. It’s perfect to add on to denim shorts or some cropped leggings and really exudes weekend relaxation. In fact, as I am writing this article, I am wearing an oversized super-soft white fleece sweatshirt with Victoria’s Secret black leggings, sipping my coffee, wanting nothing else in this world.
I recently decided to up my sweatshirt game this fall and perused Shoptiques to find some cute, affordable sweatshirts to add into my wardrobe. In case you’re not already looking through Shoptiques on a weekly (read: daily) basis, it’s this awesome website that sells clothing from boutiques all over. That means you can find more unique items than what your friends are rocking and also save on some costs as they offer a wide variety of price points. The three photos above are the ones I found to be most necessary to purchase.
First is the Vintage Havana colorblock raglan burnout hoodie that ships from Lately Liz in Massachusetts. I love this one because the burnout effect really captures the whole California-beach vibe while the natural drawstrings scream surfer girl. Plus it’s only $38.00, which is a great deal for something you can wear in the fall through the winter. Check it out here!
The next one is called the “Vanilla Swirl Sweatshirt” from the Loft Boutique in Georgia. If the name alone doesn’t sell you on this one, take a look at this perfect sand-like color palette, the beachy dip-dye effect, and the fact that it 1. Has a pocket and 2. Covers the bum. What else could you want? Buy it here for only $39.99.
Lastly I wanted to offer you girls something a bit easier that would really work in your favor if you ran into your crush (or ex!) at the coffee shop on your way to the beach. This Hearts & Hips grey dolman top ships from Uptown Retro Girl in Indiana and is super flattering if you want to disguise your tummy and show off the remnants of your Summer 2015 leg tan. And the best part is that it’s $19.99 and you will literally want to wear it everywhere. Buy it here!