The comfort of the hoodie is unparalleled. There was a time when hoodies where associated with delinquents and alleyway smugglers. Not anymore, as peaceful citizens ranging from children going to school to employees running late for their offices. Hoodies are also a fashion statement when worn currently; an involuntary seminar on how not to wear a hoodie is shown by college kids! There are certain ways to wear a hoodie with style and grace and let me show you, young Padawan, how to sport one with fashion.
The Layered Look
There is no rule in the world that says you have to wear the hoodie by itself. The Layered look means that you supplement the hoodie with more clothes so as to make it blend with the others. A hoodie can be modest when it is used as the layered look.
Example of a layered look – a white round neck t-shirt, a simple zip-up hoodie and then a jacket over it. Add slim jeans and pair of light colored sneakers and voila! You have mastered the Layered Look.
The Athleisure Look
Athleisure is the combination of Athlete and Leisure. It is specially designed for those who look ready to break a sweat whenever it is needed and yet look awesome doing it. Coolness and comfort shake hands here due to clever designs.
Example of an athleisure look – black joggers (fitted) with a white t-shirt and black colored hoodie with some light colored sneakers. Easy as pie.
The Leather jacket look
Not a great fan of this look personally because of the leather, but I must admit this style does look good. A hoodie – leather jacket combination seems to work well with majority of people. Especially if the jacket is black.
Example of the Leather jacket look – Light colored hoodies with a black or brown leather jacket. Relatively appropriate jeans (black or indigo if black jacket is used) and with smart boots.
Imagine wearing a hoodie with suits or blazers. Seems wild right? Not really. There are ways to unify work/formal life with the informal comfort of a hoodie and look good doing it. You have to evade the “trying hard to be young” adage though. It will be pretty easy unless you are wearing some cool 3D hoodies or something extra modern.
There are two ways for this. One would be having matching hoodie and suit (usually different shades of grey) along with sneakers instead of office shoes. The other way is to have smart trousers instead of the whole suit and it still looks good for formal events!