how to style a sweatshirt including the best amazon sweatshirts and hoodies including plus size and maternity!

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In this series we are focusing on one clothing item at a time from our checklist of wardrobe essentials for moms! Today we’re picking the best Sweatshirts on Amazon (that way you get fast free shipping, free returns, and things don’t sell out as fast) + showing you 3 ways for how to style a sweatshirt!

Today we’re looking at how to find a versatile sweatshirt, the best options for hoodies on Amazon right now, and what to wear with your sweatshirt or hoodie.

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Sweatshirt/Hoodie: What to Look For In This Piece

Link to example (may be sold out) (This exact example piece from our Women’s Essentials Style Guide is not from Amazon, but all our recommendations below are!)

The goal is for this piece to mix and match with the rest of your clothes (or as much of it as possible!). If you are wanting to jump straight to our ideas for how to style a sweatshirt, just keep scrolling!

Here are some notes to help you find a style for this piece that is versatile. 

  • Why it’s included in the capsule: A sweatshirt or hoodie a staple completer piece for any casual wardrobe, whether you have a sporty vibe or not (we have some additional suggestions if you aren’t super sporty!).
  • Recommended Color Scheme: Neutral Color or Accent Color
  • Recommended Pattern: Print or Solid (but solid will be easier for coordinating)
  • Options for Fit/Style: This can be a fitted or relaxed style. Alternatively, you can get one that zips up. 
  • Coordination Notes: Any colored pants or shorts
  • Maternity/Nursing: Look for a maternity or nursing specific style, unless you have a zip up. Links to specific maternity and nursing styles are in their own section below!
  • Hot climate alternative: Skip or get one that is very lightweight


Shopping Links: Best Sweatshirts on Amazon

Here are our picks for some of the best sweatshirts or hoodies on Amazon.


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Example Piece from Capsule Checklist



This is the example piece we used in one edition of our Women’s Essentials Style Guide.

Sweatshirts from Amazon that I’ve Bought

Blooming Jelly Womens Crewn...Shop on Amazon

one of my favorite sweatshirts from amazon and how I styled it

Here’s a cute idea for how to style a sweatshirt (even if you’re pregnant). Layer your sweatshirt with a tank and spruce it up with a fun hair accessory!

This sweatshirt has held up pretty well, I’m still wearing it 2 years later!


Links & Sweatshirt Styles: Pullover Hoodies

Amazon Essentials Women's F...Shop on Amazon

Amazon brands have great ratings and this Hooded Tunic Sweatshirt is no different. There are multiple color options in sizes XS-XXL.


Amazon Essentials Women's F...Shop on Amazon

This French Terry Fleece Hoodie is also from an Amazon brand and has 32(!) color/print options, many of which are available in plus sizes! Available in sizes XS-6X!


Amazon Essentials Women's C...Shop on Amazon

The neckline on this one is fun! V-Neck Hooded Sweatshirt available in sizes XS-XXL.


DOUBLJU Basic Lightweight P...Shop on Amazon

A ton of solid color options and printed or colorblock options to choose from in sizes S-3X.


Ezymall Womens Winter Cloth...Shop on Amazon

This is probably one of my top favorites of all the styles we are showing here. Just slightly relaxed with a hoodie and snaps up the front. Lots of color options and available in sizes S-XXL.


Links & Sweatshirt Styles: Pullovers (No Hood)

Hanes Women's EcoSmart Crew...Shop on Amazon

This is such a basic, simple style pullover by Hanes. 50 cotton/50 poly you don’t have to worry about it shrinking and they are all under $15! Sizes S-XL.


Amazon Essentials Women's S...Shop on Amazon

If don’t like the sporty or casual look of a typical sweatshirt, THIS is what you want! I love the crossover hem and you could definitely dress this up more than a typical hoodie. Available XS-XXL.


OFEEFAN Fall Clothes For Wo...Shop on Amazon

Another less sporty option, this tunic sweatshirt has a crewneck and a wide curved hem. Perfect for wearing with leggings!  Available in sizes S-XXL.


Links & Sweatshirt Styles: Zip-Ups

Amazon Essentials Women's S...Shop on Amazon

This zip-up style hoodie is available in classic solid colors in XS-XXL.


NINEXIS Womens Casual Ragla...Shop on Amazon

Another zip-up option, this one is available in a handful of solid colors, but a bunch of color block options and has great reviews! Availablein sizes 


Bofell Zip Up Hoodie Women ...Shop on Amazon

This is a relaxed hoodie, but if it works with your personal style it’s a good choice! Tons of colors and available in sizes S-3X.


Floral Find Women's Long Sl...Shop on Amazon

I feel like I am getting carried away now, but this 1/2 zip is another trendy option and *might* even work for nursing mamas!  Lots of colors, available in S-XL.


Plus Size Sweatshirt or Hoodie Options

Amazon Essentials Women's F...Shop on Amazon

A classic sweatshirt with basic color options. Available in sizes 1X -6X! 


YOXUA Women's Plus Size Cas...Shop on Amazon

This cute colorblocked zip-up hoodie is available in sizes 1X-5X.


Amazon Essentials Women's F...Shop on Amazon

This French Terry Fleece Hoodie is also from an Amazon brand and has 32(!) color/print options, many of which are available in plus sizes! Available in sizes XS-6X!


Maternity & Nursing Sweatshirt Options

Bearsland Women's Maternity...Shop on Amazon

This hoodie is maternity and nursing friendly! They have some adorable color options. Available in sizes S-XL. 


SUNNYBUY Women's Sweatshirt...Shop on Amazon

This is another maternity hoodie with a cute v-neckline. Limited in sizes, but great reviews!


3 Outfit Ideas: How to Style a Sweatshirt (and not look frumpy!)

Here are a few ideas shared by our community on the Frump Fighters Interactive

When you use one of our outfit guides paired with the Interactive platform you can search by any clothing piece (i.e hoodie or a white shirt) and not only be able to see how other women are styling it, but also all our example outfits! 

Some people will comment “but I can do that on Pinterest” and while that’s TRUE, you still have to go searching for the other pieces of the outfit in order to copy them. Using our web app and capsule you likely already have the clothing pieces you need to create many, many outfits! 

Here are a 3 different ways for how to style a sweatshirt – in all the seasons! 

Sweatshirt Outfit Idea #1: With Dark Wash Jeans + Sandals

how to style a sweatshirt: Chic ways to put together an outfit using a sweatshirt

  • Dark Color Jeans
  • Hoodie/Sweatshirt
  • Earrings
  • Sandals

Hoodies can be a great transition piece for cool to warm weather or vice versa! Don’t be afraid to pair them with sandals on those fall days that seem confused on how hot or warm they want to be.😉

Sweatshirt Outfit Idea #2: With White Jeans + Scarf

how to style a sweatshirt: how to wear a basic pullover sweatshirt

shared with permission

  • Neutral Jeans
  • Pullover Sweatshirt
  • Slip-On Sneakers
  • Scarf

A simple pullover sweatshirt looks so chic paired with white jeans and a scarf!

Sweatshirt Outfit Idea #3: With Colored Pants + Flats

how to style a sweatshirt and dress up a hoodie

shared with permission

  • Color Pants
  • Hoodie
  • Flats
  • Baseball Cap

I love how this is chic + sporty all rolled into one!


Join the Interactive to find endless inspiration and enjoy your own digital closet! You’re also able to shop the links of the exact items shared by others!


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how to style a sweatshirt including the best amazon sweatshirts and hoodies including plus size and maternity!