Over the past few months I’ve discovered that there’s a void in my wardrobe. When it comes to outfit selection for weekday activities I’ve got that whole ‘smart, but not too smart’ thing down with a tried and tested combination of heeled boots, skinny jeans, baggy knits and my trusty ZARA pea coat. It’s basically my uniform. If I’m working from home then I have an overflowing drawer of tracksuit bottoms to pick from (H&M ones are the ones FYI). But for casual weekend activities? Well that’s where the void lies. I tend to whack on my uniform and swap the boots for a pair of converse I’ve owned since I was 16. However (with my laundry head on) there are just some things you want to leave for best and that’s where the Whistles Slogan Sweatshirts from ASOS come in.

Comfy, casual but with just the right level of chic; finally my GCSE in French has been put to good use. Worded clothing always seemed a bit ’90’s to me. Probably due to the fact that back in the day I ironed on an ‘Eminem’ transfer that I got free with Top of the Pops magazine on my favourite vest top. But when Whistles do slogans you know it’s going to be good. Slim-line enough to layer with a vest-top underneath and slip nicely under a coat, I’ve been pairing mine with my Topshop Leighs and my Whistles Lauren Boots (a.k.a my best sale purchase).

I could wax lyrical about the high quality or the fact I’ve barely peeled them off since purchase but you can’t get away from the main fact. Yes, they are ridiculously overpriced (I give it approximately a week until Topshop or ZARA crack out a cut-priced version) and when one of the sweatshirts sits in a particular way it looks like I have ‘COME’ emblazoned on my chest, but I bloomin’ love them. Weekend wardrobe? Sorted.

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  • Evelyn Morales

    I am just like you Anna, I love having smart clothes so consequently I am always drawn to them when I go shopping. Making my wardrobe lack any casual clothes that I could wear around the house. I really have to fix that!! I like your casual choice a lot!!

    http://allaboutevesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Anna Blush

    Love the Comme Ci Comme Ca one, hoping a high street dupe surfaces soon!

    http://anna-blush.blogspot.com

  • Talisa Lauren Tossell
  • http://www.thegirlieblog.com/ Girlie Blogger

    Smart but not too smart – very hard to pull off. I don’t even know what it looks like. Seems like you know about it way more than I do. Thanks for sharing. I practically live in sweat shirts – might as well make them look cute, right?
    Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog -Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Chic Style

  • Catherine Hepple

    I love these jumpers just wish I had more skill in building your ‘uniform’ as the smart but not too smart seems to evade me! Theres no grey area for me and I’m usually OTT in one way or the other!

    http://www.bellevisageuk.blogspot.com

  • Alex Georgie

    These are so cute! But like you said, bit of a hefty price tag *waits for Topshop*
    Alex Georgie

  • http://melaniface.blogspot.com.au/ melaniface

    They are so cute :) I want!!!

  • Natasha

    Love these, they look really comfy as well x

    http://www.tillylions.blogspot.com

  • Chloe Murray

    Ooooh these are lovely! I can barely remember any of my GCSE french, haha.

    http://chloesthoughtss.blogspot.co.uk/

  • chloe bramble

    I love this, looks really comfortable and yet still put together x

    http://www.sartorialstyle.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.scaredtoast.com/ Tabitha (Scaredtoast.com)

    Ahhh I spotted you wearing the grey one in your video, I love it! Mango did a couple of similar ones recently, which are far more in my price range! x

  • Cornelia Kennedy

    Just like you I need to break into the relaxed fashion, I do feel like I am dressed very smartly and that doesn’t work so well for a relaxed Sunday pub meal.

    Cornelia – Ineffable Beauty

  • Annie Davies

    ooo I saw these jumpers yesterday, they look stunning, you maybe responsible for a purchase! x x
    http://www.lady4nnie.wordpress.com

  • Holly Cooke

    These jumpers are awesome, so cool! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

  • ElodieR

    Love those jumpers, but Zoe Karssen is the one for me when it comes to slogan sweatshirts. I do love the Whistles one though! What can I say, I am a sucker for anything French – apart from France obviously. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have left! Hahahaha!

    – Elodie x
    http://www.elle-yeah.com

  • http://www.finurligheter.com/ Maria

    I’m obsessed with slogan printed sweatshirts myself. They’re casual chic in my eyes.

    Cheers,
    FINURLIGHETER

  • Maddy Cane

    Love these jumpers, I hope they come out on the high street soon! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

    ♥

  • Lucy

    Oh. I have been looking for these but they’ve been out of stock for ages. I thought they’d come back in somewhere! Colour me disappointed. :(

  • Imogen

    Love these sweatshirts!

    Imogen – A Rendezvous with You

  • Emily Knott

    You can’t go wrong with a good sweatshirt!

    http://www.britishbeautyaddict.com

  • PeonyandPeach

    Comfortable and chic, my favourite combo!

    http://www.peonyandpeach.blogspot.com

  • Amy

    i love the comme ci comme ca one! i took french in high school!! xx

    http://amygg.blogspot.com/

  • http://emmihearts.blogspot.co.uk/ Emily Allen

    These look the bomb.com but my they are pricey, I may have to wait for the cheaper dupes to come out in a week or so haha :p

    EmmiHearts

  • http://xsimplynitax.blogspot.com/ Nita

    I’ve been obsessed with slogan tshirts and sweatshirts lately, and I’ve been wondering about yours after seeing it one of your videos. It looks so chic worn alone or with a cardigan or scarf!

    -Nita
    xsimplynitax.blogspot.com

  • http://abundanceoferica.blogspot.ca/ Erica

    “Comme ci, comme ca” is an odd thing to have on a sweater haha (it means “so-so” – as in, “how was your day?” “it was so-so”) Joie de vivre is cute though :)

  • Chelsea Leigh

    those are so cute and they look très comfy ;)

    http://chelsealeighbeauty.blogspot.ca/

  • Alana Says…

    Whistles always have such cool and stylish slogan jumpers in, these look so cute and if they’re comfy just another bonus. May have to pop into my store and purchase one.
    Love Alana xxx
    http://www.alana-says.blogspot.co.uk

  • Alana Says…

    Whistles always does such cool and stylish slogan jumpers. These look so cute and if they’re comfy just another bonus. Seems like I may have to pop into my local store and purchase one. Love Alana xxx

  • Amy Rose

    These are so cute, I’m totally with you on the whole ‘uniform’ thing – if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, eh?;)
    http://www.whatshedoesnow.com
    xxo

  • Lottie Murphy

    I ‘bloomin’ love this sweatshirts too! Perfect weekend activity style. Hoping they still have some left! Going to hunt them down now. Thanks hun. Lottie x lottiemurphy.com

  • Anne-Marie

    Sold out…. Nooooooooo…. :-(

  • http://www.ambloglife.blogspot.co.uk/ Amber Smith

    The first time I saw this jumper, it reminded me of ‘come the f*** on bridget’, and I imediately had to watch Bridget Jones. soo, thankyou, I re-instated my love for it!
    Considering DIY-ing my own take on it

  • lc

    That jizz joke was completely unexpected. Tea came out of my nose. Excellent work.

  • Niki Rose

    Oh goodness! I’ve just stumbled upon Whistles’ latest sweat emblazoned with L’ETE and I don’t think I can survive a day without it. Any pointers on sizing for these babies? Utterly adore your work xx