Hoodies are a staple clothing item in almost everyone’s wardrobe. Even your grandma probably has one, so it’s safe to say there’s nothing plainer than a hoodie. They’re worn by everyone — toddlers, teens, college students, middle-aged men — almost every person owns a hoodie at this point. They are usually associated with casual styles, but if you do it right, you can even wear it as a statement piece, you just need to learn to do it right.
These tips will show you how to transform your hoodie from ordinary to stylish:
1. Wear it with a coat
We rarely think about matching hoodies with anything, but in case you own one you really love, it would be too bad to leave it in the closet. If you match it with a coat, your hoodie will instantly seem more elegant. If you doubt this, give it a try and you’ll see that it works. In fact, many fashion bloggers have tried and successfully managed to pull this off. You can even play with different coat cuts, styles and color patterns like cheetah, zebra and polka dot. As for cuts and models, try pairing trench coat or a leather coat with your favorite hoodie.
2. Match it with a skirt
There’s nothing cuter than a skirt with a good cut. We usually wear them with buttoned shirts, elegant T-shirts and turtlenecks. But have you ever tried wearing a hoodie and a skirt at the same time? If you haven’t, it’s time you try it, as you might be pleasantly surprised by how it turns out. You can even take it further by combining it with a silky dress. This style is great for everybody who doesn’t wish to adhere to traditional styles. It’s important to not take it too far and keep a fine line between elegant and casual.
3. Make it matter
Sweatshirts usually come with something written on them but have you ever wondered about wearing a hoodie with a statement slogan? There must be a cause close to your heart, so getting a hoodie that supports that cause is the best way for you to make a statement while looking good. Of course, it would be great to actually support that cause through donations or actual activism, but wearing a hoodie can still count as raising awareness, especially if you’re really passionate about it.
Also, the slogan doesn’t have to be politically or environmentally charged. It can also be something motivational or inspiring. The point is to use the front face of the hoodie to spread a message you truly believe in.
4. Crop top hoodie
A few years ago crop top tees were all the range, but in the past year and a half, we’ve seen a lot of girls (and women) rocking crop top hoodies with sweatpants, denim shorts, mini and maxi skirts alike. Many believe that you need to have toned abs in order to wear a crop top, but that’s a misconception. Instead, wear high-waisted jeans or skirts as these will give you an illusion of a flat tummy. Also: combine them with leggings if you’re going to work out. You can also make your own cool crop top hoodie from the old ones you don’t wear.
5. Make it oversized
There’s been a recent popularity surge in oversized hoodies. Singers like Ariana Grande and celebrities like Kylie Jenner have been the main front runners of this trend, so we should definitely thank them. An oversized hoodie is the best for casual outings like going for a coffee or a movie, but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t wear them on the nights out with your friends. You can match hoodie dresses with sneakers or boots, including biker boots. Almost all brands, from low to high end have chosen to include the variations of this piece in their collections so you can definitely find something for yourself.
These are some of the suggestion on how to wear a hoodie in a stylish and bold way. Start from here and let your style evolve. Soon you’ll find yourself rocking hoodies everywhere and feeling great about it at the same time.