I read all of the reviews and was a bit skeptical. A lot of fleece-related attire often feels too warm or too much, but this hits just right. I am usually a small, however based on the reviews and the way this sweatshirt falls, I'm glad I went with a medium. It hits me at my hips, however since it's slightly larger I can lift the waist higher if needed and allow it to have that very casual but chic and flattering poof over the sides of joggers, leggings, and even jeans. The fleece is not too much and juuuuust right to keep me warm without feeling overheated. Since it is a size larger than my usual, the arms are a bit longer however I like that the sleeves are slightly more puffy than if I had gone with a small. It really depends on the look you're going for. If you're aiming for something more fitted that you plan on wearing out and about, go with your usual size. If you want something for lounging or layering, size up.