Hoodies have gone through a major fashion transformation over the years. They've gone from post-gym coverups to certified wardrobe hero. How we've worn them has also changed, from the runway to the street to your couch. Hoodies are comfortable, versatile, and modern. They've probably been a critical staple of your lockdown wardrobe.
We're sharing some unexpected ways to wear them that you'll be dying to try out post-lockdown, and some that you can even start wearing now if you want to shake things up!
Hoodie + Tailored Trousers.
A foolproof formula for an exciting and stylish outfit is to go high-low. That is, find a winning combination of smart and casual. Tailored trousers are the perfect contrast to a slouchy hoodie. Choose a cropped hoodie if you're wearing high waisted trousers.
Hoodie + Midi Skirt.
Prove that you don't have to be either girly or a tomboy by combining the two looks. A hoodie will tone down the ultra-feminine vibes that a midi skirt can often give off. Note that you can sub the midi skirt for a midi or even mini dress to create the same effect. Finish the outfit off with sneakers to make your point.
Hoodie + Mini Skirt.
Not a fan of midi skirts? No problem. Mini skirts work just as well, though we recommend dressier styles made of fabrics like leather, patent, or crepe. Asymmetric hemlines are also welcome. Denim minis are cute, but combined with a hoodie; you'll be giving off strong teen drama star vibes (unless that's the look you're going for). We also recommend choosing ankle boots or loafers as footwear to keep the outfit as chic and grown-up as possible.
Hoodie + Oversized Blazer.
This is another take on the smart and casual or high-low look. The two balance each other out, simultaneously dressing each other up and down. Keep the look chic by finishing the look off with tailored trousers (even better if they match the blazer!), go casual with jeans, or add a feminine touch with a pleated midi skirt.
Hoodie + Leather Pants.
Not sure how to make your leather pants look appropriate for everyday wear? A hoodie will do the trick! It's casual and comforting enough to dress anything down. Wear the outfit with boots or sneakers to keep things calm for the day, or switch to heels if you're feeling more dressy.
Hoodie + Jeans.
Of course, we can't forget the beloved hoodie and jeans combo. To make it fashion, choose a straight, flared, or wide-leg fit and tuck in your hoodie. Finish off the look with dressier footwear, like ankle boots, heels, or loafers.
If you're craving a bit of glamour these days, why not try one of these outfits for a grocery store run or stylish dog walk?