Hoodies for the Hunnies
Hoodies have been having their moment in men’s fashion for decades, but that doesn’t mean the girls can’t have a little hooded fun too! In the colder weather it’s nice to have an accessory that layers well when making a statement!
Sure – the hoodie might have started out in the sports world, but it’s time to take it up a notch with some killer fashion twists. This season, the runway had many versions of hoods and how to wear them. The hood can offer and meet many different outfits to help combat the cooler weather, like protecting your face in a hat type of hood as seen in Maison Margiela’s version. Toga, Lanvin and Maison Margiela created fabulous hood options for us fashionistas to choose one of the many stylish options that meet functionality.
Now this trend isn’t the hoodie that you used to rock while rolling up to your 8am morning class in university – that would be far too simple. It’s about taking that sweater and using the hood as an accessory instead of just your comfortable clothing choice.
How To Wear
The hardest part of making a hood work is making sure that, well, it’s fab and not drab. You still want to look chic without looking underdressed. And if a hood can happen on the runway, then you can totally make it happen in your closet.
Layering is your best friend when it comes to a hoodie and luckily it’s super easy to do. A thin hood works well under a structured piece like a blazer, adding some serious edge to your office look.
A classic is a hoodie under a jean jacket and gives you a great chance to add color or a pattern that you want to keep a little covered until you’re feeling bold enough.
And the most modern take? A cropped hoodie! If it’s a little chilly, you can layer a shirt underneath. But a cropped hoodie, especially with a raw hem, is a street-look that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. This is my personal favorite!
Last but not least is to dress up a hoodie, and it’s the least expected. A hooded dress with over-the-knee boots is a look that you won’t mind wearing out because, let’s be real, it’s forgiving, comfortable and shows a little bit of leg.