Girlfriend Collective Sweatshirt & Sweatpants Review

Girlfriend Collective Sweats Review

Over the last few years, Girlfriend Collective has branched out from activewear into loungewear & outerwear. As mentioned in my Black Friday recap post, I decided to finally give their sweatshirts and sweatpants a try during Black Friday sales. Yes, caving in after making it through 2020 and most of 2021 without buying any sweats!

Note: Excuse the slightly grainy photos, it’s been a gloomy & rainy few weeks.


Like their leggings (which I’ve reviewed here), Girlfriend Collective’s sweats are made from recycled materials, as detailed on their website:

Designed with 50% Texloop RCOT™ Recycled Cotton, made from fabric scraps found on cutting room floors, and 50% organic cotton, grown without chemical pesticides or insecticides.

I decided to try the: Classic Sweatshirt in Forest, Cropped Sweatshirt in Sycamore, and Classic Joggers in both colors. If you are looking for more neutral colors, it looks like they just added Ecru, a lovely cream color that I definitely would have tried if it were in stock at the time.

Their pieces typically retail in $78-$88 range, and some sweatshirts are still currently on sale for 30% off!


Girlfriend Collective leans towards being on trend, and as such, most of their sweatshirts are slightly oversized. I don’t love oversized tops, especially if they are more bulky / structured, so I opted for an XS in both sweatshirts and a S in the joggers.

First, the sweatshirts – both fit well, and I’m glad I sized down. The cropped version is almost a ‘regular’ length for my short torso. As you can see, there is no gap between the top of the sweatpants and the top. I appreciate the longer sleeve length, no cold wrists on this one! However, as feared, the drop shoulder seams make my shoulders look somewhat wide, so ultimately, I decided to return these.

The joggers fit great, which I took in the same size as their leggings. I love the flat waistband, which is super comfortable and provides hold without needing to tie the drawstrings. The length is perfectly full-length on my 5’4” self – these will likely be ankle / slightly cropped for taller folks.


Their recycled fleece material is thick and cozy, which provides a nice structure to the overall look. Because of that structure, these would be great outside of the house and are not too college-dorm-y, if you know what I mean!


Sometimes I’m a little hesitant when brands expand product lines, but I’m glad to say I am a fan! Even though I ended up returning both sweatshirts, it was purely due to personal style reasons, as the quality and material are great. 

Partnership Disclosure: This blog post was not sponsored by any of the brands listed above. As always, all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links, in which I earn a commission on purchases.


Im Kristy, a marketer based in sometimes-sunny San Francisco ⛅ This is my personal blog, where you will find my random musings, in-depth reviews, and latest sewing endeavors.




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