This season it seems the ultimate style staple may very well be The Sweatshirt. The street style arena has been filled with this particular piece, and it is just the coolest top we could have ever prayed for. It is casually classic but most importantly it is unexpected; who would have foreseen this barrage of sweatshirt-meets-chic skirt pairings taking over the streets? In fashion, the unpredictable serves us well and we are always thinking up newer elements of surprise. This one is perfect and definitely fits the bill, by sitting squarely between being dressed up and dressed down. The printed options are popular but you can achieve the look with equal panache by donning a plain old sweat-top. Wear it alone, or layered over a button-down, and pair it with leather pencils or full midis for that cool-girl style we can’t get enough of.