There are many ways to stay warm when the weather gets cold. Cozying up under a blanket, near a fire or with a cup of tea are all great options — as is wearing your warmth around with you. While we may typically call the colder months “sweater weather,” we know better — we know the warmest and coziest piece of outerwear is, in fact, the sweatshirt. Sweatshirts are sporty and comfortable, offer the option of a hood on top and typically have a large convenient pocket out front for carrying daily essentials like your keys and wallet.
Another big pro of sweatshirts is they come in many different forms. There’s your classic hoodie with the adjustable tassels hanging down in front. There are also fleece sweatshirts, fashionable quarter-zips, and layer-friendly quarter-zips. There are tons of options style-wise, all of which are available online in a variety of colors and patterns. We’ve gathered the best sweatshirts for women below that are perfect for pairing with warm yoga pants, comfortable jeans or joggers for an after-work saunter around the neighborhood.
1. Eytino Women’s Tie Dye Colorblock Pullover
This tie-dye pullover utilizes color blocking into a lightweight piece of outerwear that’s perfect for chillier weather. The fabric is soft and stretchy making it comfortable and practical for a variety of scenarios. It’s warm without being too hot and perfect for wearing underneath a down vest or by itself in cooler weather. Pair it with some jeans or yoga pants for a casual look or layer it underneath a few jackets for extra warmth.
Pros: Great color combinations, a variety of color choices, soft and flexible fabric.
Cons: Will be too lightweight and not warm enough for colder climates.
2. Century Star Fuzzy Women’s Hoodie
This ultra-soft and ultra-comfortable women’s sweatshirt is made of fuzzy sherpa fleece material that’s perfect for staying cozy. It has a secret quarter-zip collar for ventilation and chunky drawstrings. It also has two side pockets with warming material inside for keeping your hands warm on walks or storing your keys. It comes in a few different colors but we love the wine red, pictured below.
Pros: Fuzzy cozy and very warm, side pockets, full hood with quarter-zip that blends in.
Cons: Not very fitted so not as much of a fashion statement as other options.
3. Columbia Women’s Benton Springs Fleece Jacket
This zip-up fleece from Columbia is perfect for staying warm through layering. It has a zipper closure so you can easily take it on and off, and it’s made of 100% soft polyester fabric with MTR filament fleece for extra warmth. It has two zippered pockets for warmth and security as well as a collared neck that’s perfect for pairing with a scarf. It’s available in over 40 different bright colors so you’ve got a variety to pick from, all of which are functional for laying but look just as good worn on their own.
Pros: Zip-up design, super warm fleece material, bright colors that pop.
Cons: Some color choices might not match exactly what they look like online.
4. GADEWAKE Casual Long Sleeve Sweatshirt
This long sleeve sweatshirt is super comfortable and made with lightweight material. It’s not as warm as some of the other options, but it’s great for pairing with some leggings for a loungewear look. It has built-in pockets that are super convenient and a round neck that won’t bunch up. This sweatshirt uses color blocking for a more attractive look and has a casual fit overall, so there’s no need to worry about it being too fitted or too tight.
Pros: Comfortable design, round neck with plenty of room, seven different color choices, color-block design.
Cons: Not as warm as other options.
5. BTFBM Women’s Quilted Quarter Zip Sweatshirt
This quilted quarter-zip sweatshirt has a casual, relaxed design with shiny brass buttons up top that add a nice touch. It’s made of a blend of polyester and cotton and is machine washable for convenience. The quilted fabric pattern gives it a nice cozy feeling for fall without being too bulky. While not technically a quarter “zip” with a zipper, the buttons give you the same options when it comes to how open or buttoned up depending on the temperature that day.
Pros: Comes in a wide range of colors all of which are warm and appropriate for colder weather, button closure is secure, shiny buttons complement the quilted design nicely.
Cons: This sweatshirt is very lightweight, so will not work in extremely cold weather.
6. Doublju Pullover Hoodie Sweatshirt
This pullover sweatshirt comes in basic block colors with thick drawstrings and a hoodie that provides plenty of coverage. It’s perfect for casual and athletic use, and a great layer to put on underneath a large winter coat, down vest or denim jacket. It’s very fitted, so if you want something cozier we recommend ordering one size up.
Pros: Basic, neutral, comfortable and great for layering.
Cons: The design is a little plain to wear on its own.