04/04/2012 08:36 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

5 Surprising Ways To Wear A Grey Sweatshirt (PHOTOS)

A few years ago I stumbled upon a James Perse sample sale. Known for great knits and soft tees, I couldn't resist. I found a grey sweatshirt in the men's section -- sized small, it was just slouchy enough without being bulky. I would never have guessed that it would become such a staple in my wardrobe: during the week I wear it with leather pants and floral pencil skirts to tone down the sexy, and on the weekends it is the perfect topper to my mom-uniform of black jeans and motorcycle boots.

The best thing about a grey sweatshirt is that you probably already own one. And if you don't, it's as easy to find as a white tee. The trick to styling this versatile piece is to make sure it's thin enough to layer under other items, like a strapless dress (seriously!) or with pajama pants and a structured blazer. Check out the five ways we styled our Senior Marketing Manager, Brooke Stein. And don't forget to share your ideas for how to wear a grey sweatshirt in the comments below.

Brooke Stein: 5 Ways

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