Athleisure might be a newfangled term, but the truth is, practical sportswear has been influencing fashion for at least 100 years.
At the turn of the 19th century, getting dressed was a complicated and uncomfortable process for both men and women. People wore different clothes for home and away, lunch and dinner, day and night.
But over the following decades, fashion shifted: people realized their clothes should be practical, comfortable, and stylish all at once. As new athletic clothing got developed, people started finding ways to wear it on the daily and still look good.
Today, a True Grit pullover perfectly embodies all the things modern clothing should be. Wondering how to style yours? Check out our guide to creating enviable looks using True Grit clothing! We even made a video if that floats your boat!
TRUE GRIT PULLOVER: STYLING FOR MEN
Is styling a pullover for men difficult? Not really — this casual item can take the place of ordinary sweaters and sweatshirts in your wardrobe rotation. See the guy up there? Be like him.
Now LADIES are a different story! The True Grit pullover is the ideal unisex item: women can wear it from lunch to late-night cocktails with ease. Try these styling ideas for inspiration.
TRUE GRIT PULLOVER: STYLING FOR WOMEN
1. PAIR WITH GYM CLOTHES
A fleece pullover works well in many different settings, but don’t forget the original purpose of athleisure: actual athletic activity. Throw a True Grit pullover into your gym bag for a trendy alternative to your ratty old sweatshirt.
In fact, while you’re at it, elevate the rest of your gym look too. Why wear a nice True Grit jacket with beat-up pants and sneakers? Invest in a few nice pairs of slim-cut joggers, clean sneakers, and some shirts without sweat stains. After all, you never know who you’ll run into at the gym — might as well look your best.
2. KEEP IT SIMPLE
Your True Grit pullover works perfectly with an ultra-casual weekend look that says “I didn’t even try — but I still look good.” The key to actually looking cool, not lazy? Making sure all of your basic pieces are high-quality.
The quality level of sherpa clothing like your True Grit jacket forms a solid foundation. Choose a pullover in a neutral color, and pair it with a plain tee in a solid color, with a nice fabric and cut. Add simple pants, like chinos, and a pair of sneakers to round out the look.
3. GO BOLD WITH COLOR
When you want to take things up a notch, swap out that neutral fleece for one in a bold color or even a print. Let the fleece take center stage, and keep the rest of the look simple with boots and jeans.
4. HIT THE SLOPES
Sherpa clothing evokes the same energy as the perfect ski vacation: it’s relaxed yet classy, like the cool older brother of the sporting world. Style your jacket with an apres-ski vibe to make it look like you just got off your favorite black-diamond trail.
A color-blocked pattern is a great way to give your fleece some retro, ski-inspired energy. Pair it with light chinos or white jeans for a dose of winter white, and keep it sporty with a beanie and sneakers or boots.
5. LAYER WITH A JUMPSUIT
One-piece jumpsuits are a major of-the-moment trend that can take you almost anywhere. You can opt for a work-appropriate jumpsuit with slacks and sleeves, or choose a plunging neckline for date-night drama.
A fleece pullover pairs nicely with most jumpsuits, keeping the look weather-appropriate even if you’re clubbing in January. Keep the jumpsuit and fleece in solid colors, and add interest with a funky bag or shoes.
6. WEAR OVER YOUR DRESS
That’s right, even a dress isn’t too dressy for a wubby fleece pullover. In fact, pairing “fancy” with “casual” items in smart ways is shorthand for “Yes, I do know style.”
Start simple: try a solid-colored dress with a below-the-knee hemline. That way, the outfit looks deliberate, not like something you just threw together because you got cold. But as you get comfortable with this daring, contrasted look, try a short, sassy hemline next (opt for flats instead of heels to keep the look grounded).
7. GO FULL RETRO
One of the best things about a True Grit pullover is the way it evokes classic looks of the ’80s and ’90s.
Embrace this with a totally retro-inspired outfit. Try chunky sneakers (which are also having a moment of their own), and high-waisted vintage jeans. Layer a bomber jacket over the top for ultimate retro vibes.
8. PAIR WITH A GOING-OUT TOP
Are you the type of person who always answers “What are you wearing tonight?” with “I don’t know — jeans and a nice top?” You can elevate this basic look just by adding a fleece pullover.
Jeans and a nice camisole will never go out of style, but it takes a few extra touches to make this look stand out. Your True Grit pullover provides the perfect contrast for a lacy or silky top. Make things even more exciting by choosing a pair of trendy flared jeans and a feminine heel.
9. KEEP IT SLEEK
Is “When in doubt, wear all black” your fashion mantra? This motto has kept stylish New Yorkers looking mysteriously good for years. You can tap that same sleek energy with a True Grit jacket on top.
Pick a jacket in black or a dark color, and pair with sleek high-waisted skinny jeans or pants, tucked into black boots. Add just a touch of contrast with a bag in silver or gray.
READY FOR YOUR OWN TRUE GRIT CLOTHING?
Once upon a time, fleece pullovers were only essential for Midwestern moms and casual tech bros. And for good reason: they offer unprecedented levels of ease and comfort.
But today, they’ve also become a stylish option that works for both Instagrammable going-out looks and laidback Sunday afternoons.
Ready to invest in a versatile True Grit pullover of your own? Check out our selection here!