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3 CUT-AND-SEW SWEATS

By Sam Higgins, August 1, 2017

Fashion’s love for DIY duds has evolved considerably from simply scribbling on your favorite pair of sneakers or jeans. Although street-stylers still favor that form of homemade idiosyncrasy, designers have started offering the customized vibe in a more polished form from the get-go — including piecing together a patchwork of styles and textures to create statement sweatshirts. Here are three of our favorites.
Cut-and-sew sweatshirt in navy, white and yellow, available at ASOS | ASOS Style Feed

Heavenly half-zip

The half-zip has been at the top of nearly everyone’s 2017 wardrobe wish list. So it’s no surprise that it’s been given this season's cut-and-sew treatment too, bringing an even stronger retro feel to the throwback piece. Here, a base of neat navy and off-white keep things versatile, before it’s cut up with bold yellow sides for a strong statement that doesn’t rely on garish graphics or overpowering hues.
Cut-and-sew sweatshirt in navy, white and yellow, available at ASOS | ASOS Style Feed

Wear with slim black pants and a pair of terrace style kicks to take the look from the stadium to the streets.

ASOS half-zip sweatshirt with cut-and-sew detail, $45
Cut-and-sew sweatshirt in blue, white and red, available at ASOS | ASOS Style Feed

Brilliantly bold

This sweatshirt follows suit in terms of design, but offers a more boxier cut than the half-zip’s fitted sizing. Blue and red aren’t always the best of pals when it comes to palettes, but the pale upper of the soft-touch sweat tames the clashing colors slightly, allowing the mismatch to be the main focal point for all the right reasons.
Cut-and-sew sweatshirt in blue, white and red, available at ASOS | ASOS Style Feed

Throw on light-washed jeans and fresh kicks to keep the cozy cover-up on-point and seasonal.

ASOS oversized cut-and-sew sweatshirt, $40
Cut-and-sew sweatshirt in patterned grey, white and blue, available at ASOS | ASOS Style Feed

Simply stylish

This DIY-feel design technique doesn’t just rely on bold color clashing. In fact, the cut-and-sew style is arguably most effective when presented in a simple, subtle form. Take this oversized sweatshirt — the blue and white stripes across the chest add a fresh burst of color and break up the grey silhouette.
Cut-and-sew sweatshirt in patterned grey, white and blue, available at ASOS | ASOS Style Feed

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The simple switch-up works best when you keep things tonal with blue jeans and monochrome sneakers, allowing the striping to accent the minimal piece superbly.

ASOS oversized cut-and-sew sweatshirt in gray, $45

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