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5 Days, 5 Ways: Fleece Pullover

when spring weather calls for cozy layers

By Gabi Meyers | Last Updated: Apr 21 2019

It’s official – happy Spring! Just like every other year, the first day of Spring creeps up in the middle of March, usually without any kind of telling forecast, so it’s left to Rita’s Free Water Ice Day to remind us that hey, winter is *technically* over, even if Mother Nature isn’t ready to trade in random March snowstorms for April showers. So, for those of you that have thrown your winter coats into the top part of the closet that you can’t reach (or is that just me?) creative layering will make irrational weather patterns a little more tolerable.

We love the idea of a fleece pullover – feels like pajamas, adds a little color, and can be layered both over and under for maximum versatility. If you haven’t seen one of these since the 7th grade, it’s definitely time to reinvest in one, a few sizes up (this style runs large though, so maybe one size down from your usual size). Much like the cargo pant, the fleece pullover is having a full on comeback, as evidenced by this GQ gallery.


A fleece pullover is a cozy, casual layer that easily transitions from winter to spring weather.

henley: Alternative Apparel | jeans: Levi’s | boots: Red Wing Heritage

Wear it well: Let your fleece do the talking on your next hike by pairing it with all black everything.


polo: Scotch & Soda, $78 | jeans: Whistles, $189 | sneakers: Flower Mountain, $174

Wear it well: Jeans, a polo, and a fun pair of sneaks can take your fleece pullover for a night out with the guys.


shirt: J.Crew, $98 | chinos: GANT, $135 | loafers: G.H. Bass, $110

Wear it well: Go maximum impact for the office by pairing your pullover with a fun pair of high contrast chinos.


shacket: Outerknown, $195 | tee: A.P.C., $95 | joggers: Todd Snyder, $138

Wear it well: Layer your fleece pullover under a shacket on a cool spring day.


tee: Velva Sheen, $50 | hoodie: Faherty, $190 | pants: Folk, $175

Wear it well: Skip a jacket and layer your fleece over a hoodie.


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