Yes, the hoodie has made a comeback.
The hoodie has always been a gym staple but now its turf has widened and it is being worn out and about as fashion piece.
Can I even believe “hoodie” is in my vocabulary let alone I would be mentioning them here?
I wasn’t sure about this idea at all. Like all “new” trends I like to look and see before I adopt them. I wasn’t convinced I could wear one and not look like I was in my exercise clothes.
Wrong, I can and I am. I actually think they work and what’s more, I like them.
It’s a sweater that is not for everyone but if you are comfortable with the extra addition of the hood then there are ways to successfully wear one.
I like the hoodie to be fine and simple.
What I mean is I don’t want logos emblazoned across my chest (unless for a good cause) and I want them to be made in a light fabric; either thin cashmere or a soft mix. I’m not talking college or university style sweats here. The hoodie has become more elegant and refined as a piece.
I like them worn with jeans or with pants and a blazer, the hood part sitting over the collar. It gives the impression of a scarf. There is something flattering about a little extra fabric and softness around the neck. It may have something to do with the less than tight jawline. But, let’s not go there on a Friday :)
Experiment with one of your children’s hoodies and pop it on under a blazer, fluff the neck a little and see what you think. My guess is you will be surprised at how cool it looks. Add a pair of trainers and feel good to go. I wore this one on my recent travels to Japan and I wore it under my duster coat also. Worked every time.
We don’t have to pay Gucci prices for a hoodie, as gorgeous as they are, we can get the look with something else just as easily. Re-thinking and re-interpreting is where it is at.
The hoodie is one of those; didn’t think I would but now I’m mad if I don’t. xv
These Hoodies: Big Tick
image lauren hutton by steven klein for alexander wang