For all my fellow under-a-rock dwellers, here’s what you’ve been missing in the fashion world: slogans are everywhere. From tees proclaiming ‘fun bags’ to shirts covered in french phrases (which clearly I love, even though I don’t understand a word of it), clothing with a statement is big. You’ll have seen me rocking my fave slogan tee in this post, proof that I wholeheartedly love this trend. And now, with International Women’s Day just behind us — and Mother’s Day just around the corner — this Mother sweatshirt from understated British brand &Sons is the item I’m coveting most.
&Sons are a primarily unisex clothing company I’d first heard about through a Redchurch Street popup a while back, and I immediately loved the brand’s street style look and focus-on-quality ethos. Their mantra, “The World Needs Pioneers,” speaks to me of adventure, innovation and craftsmanship, a purpose and story told through personal style. This is definitely the kind of branding I can get behind.
I will admit that I was at first rather skeptical about the idea of ‘unisex clothing’. Yes I know, I am not the girliest of girls in the world (which I’ve rambled about before), but the thought of my 5’5″ self attempting any form of menswear filled me with a fear of becoming frumpiness incarnate.
Boy, was I glad I gave it a try. This sweatshirt is A DREAM. Cozy, soft fabric, almost like cashmere to the touch; oversized to be roomy, not shapeless; and the bright, fun red of the ‘Mother &SONS’ slogan both bold and yet subtle enough to make this top an instant classic. I’ve spoken about my mission to only fill my closet with quality, capsule pieces — and, in the process of doing so, support the brands that make these items — and this &Sons Mother sweatshirt fits the bill.
Maximising the East London ‘freelancer who pretty much never leaves home’ look (a.k.a, ME), I’ve teamed my sweatshirt with a pair of worn boyfriend jeans and my trusty Knomo laptop bag, adding a sporty flair to the mix. To keep the look from appearing all a bit ‘boyish,’ add a slightly more polished shoe; I’ve chosen my leopard-print loafers.
This sweatshirt is so great that I’ve even had a few friends ask about it for Mother’s Day. If it’s good enough for mom, then it’s definitely good enough for me.
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Are you loving the slogan tee/sweatshirt trend as much as I am? What do you think of this &Sons mother sweatshirt? What’s your most coveted slogan piece? Let me know!
*(c/o) This item was kindly given to me to review. You can always trust that I will be 100% truthful in my reviews, and I will only support brands I love & wear. Thank you for also supporting such great brands, too!