The Sweatshirt Trend Zara and H&M Have Convinced Me I Need

As much as I love a good sweater, there's nothing like the feeling of slipping on a sweatshirt. Even in the middle of summer, I crave it. The soft fleece material and slouchy fit can't really be compared to any other clothing item, which explains its enduring popularity. And I have a hunch that since comfort is everything this year, they're going to be even more popular than ever come fall, which I'm already seeing some proof of.

If you're like me, you've been diligently checking the new arrivals sections of a variety of e-tailers, and have likely noticed a plethora of new sweatshirts. But I found something a bit different while scrolling through H&M and Zara, in particular: Fancy sweatshirts are the style that's going to be everywhere this fall and winter. If you think about it, fancy sweatshirts are the perfect clothing item for fall 2020, as we all want to feel cute without sacrificing comfort, whether staying in or going out for socially distant activities. 

Without further ado, shop my favorite fancy sweatshirts from Zara, H&M, and a few other in-the-know brands.


I may never tire of the vintage collar trend.

If you get both colors, you'll be set back $50—not bad.

We've said it before and we'll say it again: Camel makes everything look more expensive.

Are you surprised that this popular T-shirt trend is now a sweatshirt trend?

This isn't fancy per se, but the color is pretty so in it goes.

Pair with leggings or bike shorts to complete the '80s aesthetic.


The '70s are alive and well in this sweatshirt.

Another shoulder pad option for your consideration.

Who knew a sweatshirt could be so elegant?

I found the perfect sweatshirt to wear with high-waisted jeans.

Zara is right in step with fall's feather trend.

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There are too many good things about this sweatshirt to list.

If this doesn't sell out soon, I'll be shocked.

How did Staud know I wanted a Staud hoodie?

This gets the most flattering sweatshirt ever award.

This goes with everything but is far from boring.

Patchwork is one of fall's biggest and brightest trends.