The Basic $58 Top That Earns Me the Most Compliments

You know those rare pieces that once you come across them, you wonder what you even wore before you owned them? Well, that's precisely what happened to me with Reformation's Hunter Sweatshirt. Much like the elusive white T-shirt or vintage jeans, a cropped sweatshirt that hits at just the right spot on your hips sounds simple but is actually nearly impossible to come by. The correct crop, desired sleeve width, ideal fabric weight—I'm super picky, and all of these components have to be just right.

Just when I had accepted that finding the perfect match just wasn't in the cards for me, it happened—I found The One. Yep, consider this my love letter. Upon seeing the Hunter Sweatshirt on Ref's site looking exactly as I had always pictured it in my head on the model, I impulsively purchased the black style faster than I could think. Much to my shock and delight, once I tried it on, I knew this was it: My search was over. I ended up ordering another one in white after only a few wears (and numerous compliments from friends and co-workers) because I knew this was a sartorial unicorn that wouldn't be around for long. 

As predicted, the Hunter sold out in lightning speed. But, rejoice—the shopping gods are on our side as Reformation just re-stocked this style in every size and colorway. Word of advice: Don't sleep on ordering this as it's all but guaranteed to sell out again. It's quickly become the hero piece of my winter wardrobe, and I have to actively stop myself from pulling it out every day, so IMO it's 100% worth the purchase. Keep scrolling to see and the shop this cropped style for yourself, and you can thank me later.


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Here's the white version in all of its glory. The perfect companion to high-waisted jeans if you ask me. 


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And the black style. Oh, and don't even get me started on these boots.

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Caitlin Burnett
Contributing Editor