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HOW TO WEAR A HOODIE
Hoodies are available in a variety of fabrics, from cashmere to cotton and you’ll find many styles from dress versions to street wear. Popular for casual and even stylish outfits for any age.
A hoodie is perfect for casual home days, running errands, exercising or even a night out! It all comes down to how you style it!
But what’s the difference between a sweatshirt and a hoodie? If you search for a sweatshirt you’ll be likely to find a crew neck, pullover garment, with ribbing on the cuff and hem.
HOW TO STYLE A HOODIE
Easy to dress up or down, the hoodie can be worn in a multitude of situations, the most important factor to ensure you’re always looking good is to have the perfect fit.
To dress up your hoodie, layer it under an unstructured jacket, or, if you prefer a more form-fitting look, pair with a tailored jacket or overcoat. Your favourite jeans or chinos and a simple pair of sneakers or ankle boots to anchor the outfit.
In the Spring/Summer months, casual looks can be achieved effortlessly by pairing your hoodie with shorts and just about anything on top; crisp shirt, polo, light weight sweaters or a simple crewneck tee.
There are few things more comfortable than the snug embrace of our new hoodies, the possibilities and combinations for hoodies in outfit are almost infinite, but don’t forget the hoodie is fundamentally a casual piece.
As soon as you add it to a formal, semi-formal or smart casual outfit your look is immediately knocked down the dress code spectrum.
Don’t be scared though, that doesn’t mean it’s not a good idea style-wise, sportswear is here to stay! Just be aware of any event expectations before you step out in a hoodie and tux. Ok, don’t ever do that!