Oh neoprene! I remember exactly how the material made its transition from wet suit to fashionable ready to wear. It was the fall of 2009 and Proenza Schouler sent a surf inspired collection down the runway for their SS10 offerings. Not only were the colors and prints and aesthetic all surf but so were the fabrics used—case in point, neoprene.
Dubbed a trend by some critics, neoprene has found a permanent place in fashion and has made it a staple in every fashionista’s closet. I fell in love with this neoprene sweatshirt not only for the fabric but also for its graphic. Fun fact—I’m secretly obsessed with everything and anything about space; that’s the nerd deep down inside of me.
Shop my neoprene picks below and you decide if you’ll make this revered textile your new best friend.