How to Style an Embellished Sweatshirt: LovePrettyXLOFT

I’m finishing off my trio of Fall LOFT posts (1,2) with this intricately adorned Jeweled Sweatshirt.

LOFT Embellished Sweatshirt
Sweatshirt / Shirt / Jeans / Shoes / Bag / Lips – Brick

I love the combination of soft terry fabric with elaborate beading – it almost feels like cheating since you’re wearing a sweatshirt (yay for comfort) yet it looks so dressed-up!

To give this top the LovePretty treatment, Elaine glammed it up with edgy accessories (doesn’t she look like she could be snapped for Toronto Fashion Week?) while I layered it over a button-down to demonstrate how it can be worn casually yet still look polished.

How to Style an Emebellished Sweatshirt

We hope you enjoyed this latest #LovePrettyXLOFT installment! We were pleasantly surprised to see Oliva Palermo and Emmy Rossum followed our advice and tried on the Mustard Shirt Dress from our last post:

LOFT Mustard Shirt Dress with Floral Piping

Okay….maybe they wore it before we did 🙂

Linking up with More Pieces of Me and On the Daily Express.

Photo credit: Elaine 

DISCLAIMER: LOFT provided us with these sweatshirts.


  1. Beautygirl24
    September 16, 2014 / 6:57 am

    Gorgeous looks! I love the detail on the sweatshirt. I can't wait for cooler weather here and am envious that you can wear something like this right now! I need to go to loft this week and pick up some fall pieces. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 17, 2014 / 5:01 am

      Oh yes – it's definitely already layering weather here – I'm SO cold already LOL! I can't wait for the next LOFT sale – I have a LOT of pieces on my wishlist 🙂

  2. Daily Express
    September 16, 2014 / 12:47 pm

    I love the 2 ways to wear posts – it's fun to see how you and Elaine style each piece differently to suit your own style. And this sounds silly and trivial, but I really like the way you rolled the sleeves with the shirt sleeves peeking out over the sweatshirt. It's all in the details right?Gina – On the Daily Express

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 17, 2014 / 5:02 am

      So glad you like these posts Gina 🙂 And you're right – when layering – it's all about the details – I always like to have the collar, shirt bottom and shirt cuffs showing underneath the sweater 🙂

  3. Unknown
    September 16, 2014 / 10:18 pm

    What is that purple nail polish called?

  4. Marta C
    September 17, 2014 / 2:35 am

    Really love this top & how you styled it! The beading is so pretty. Such a great look.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 17, 2014 / 5:06 am

      Thanks Marta – I love the pretty jeweled design!

  5. Skylette from Sequins & Stilettos
    September 17, 2014 / 9:50 pm

    I am so glad you are part of this campaign – you are such a beauty! I love the sweater layered!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 18, 2014 / 3:56 am

      You're such a sweetie Skylette <3

  6. Doused In Pink
    September 22, 2014 / 1:29 pm

    Loving both of these styling options! The beading of your top is so pretty! It's perfect with the boyfriend jeans and leopard heels!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 24, 2014 / 3:37 am

      Thanks Jill – the beading is so pretty – and it's attached so securely too (something I always worry about LOL!)

  7. Darcy
    September 22, 2014 / 2:29 pm

    Love how you styled this! Casual but still looks chic!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 24, 2014 / 3:39 am

      Thanks Darcy – I love how it's an easy and comfy way to dress up jeans 🙂

  8. Nicole Layne
    September 22, 2014 / 8:35 pm

    I love that sweatshirt and how you styled it! Those leopard heels add a great pop to this outfit!Nicole Nicole to the Nines

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 24, 2014 / 3:50 am

      Thanks Nicole – the leopard heels are really easy to walk in too – such a bonus 🙂

  9. Tamara
    September 22, 2014 / 11:01 pm

    What a cute look! I love the leopard print heels! :)

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 24, 2014 / 3:51 am

      Thanks Tamara – I loved adding a pop of leopard to the look 🙂

  10. Tatiana Pujol
    September 23, 2014 / 2:44 pm

    Beautiful sweatshirt! The little purse is too cute as well. Now I want/need a coffee!! :D

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 24, 2014 / 3:51 am

      Thanks Tatiana – the pashli mini is one of my favourite bags 🙂 Hope you got that coffee!

  11. NewlyLoved
    September 24, 2014 / 5:50 pm

    Love that sweater!xo

  12. Lilly Style
    September 28, 2014 / 2:02 am

    I've some serious catching up to do here…so behind on checking out my favorite girls and their amazing looks. Love the sweatshirt and how you styled it, so pretty.

  13. Lisa Tran
    February 8, 2015 / 7:34 am

    I like the embellished sweater with the button down underneath, cuffed jeans, and statement shoes! I'll have to replicate this look – I have an embellished sweater from LOFT as well! Such an easy way to look put together :)

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