Layering Your Hoodie

Six Ways to Layer Your Favorite Hoodie

If we lived in a world where there was only one type of outfit anyone could wear every day, we can all agree it should probably be a hoodie-and-sweatpants combo. Nothing feels better at the end of a long day than getting out of your uncomfortable work clothes and slipping into something ultra-comfy. But hoodies are not just for feeling and looking cozy. They can be worn in a variety of settings with other articles of clothing. In this post, we will look at some of the top ways to layer and style your favorite hoodies.

Over Your Athletic Wear

Heading to the gym in your cute, brand-new workout outfit? A cozy, athletic hoodie, either zip-up or pullover, looks fabulous when layered over a sports bra or fitted athletic tank. Finish the look off with a pair of leggings or running shorts, and you will look and feel like a seriously dedicated and trendy fitness enthusiast.

With Your Loungewear

If we’ve learned anything since COVID forced many of us to work from home, it’s that you can never have too much loungewear. There is no rule in the books stating there’s any limit on loungewear, so if you are perfectly content having the bulk of your wardrobe be comfy clothes, have at it! Just remember to include a few hoodies to keep you extra warm. A comfy hoodie can be worn over a basic cami top and paired with super-soft women’s sweatpants. Or a zip-up hoodie could be worn over your favorite graphic tee and finished off with a pair of stylish joggers. The great thing about hoodies is that they are extremely versatile and can be worn with virtually any type of women’s loungewear.

Or With Jeans

Heading to a fall bonfire? Spending the day picking apples on a rustic farm? Doing some yard work around the house on a crisp spring morning? You need a hoodie, my friend. When you need to wear something a little more rugged on the bottom but can prioritize comfort on top, go for a hoodie with some skinny jeans. It’s an iconic country look that shows you know how to be comfortable and get your hands dirty at the same time. For a more trendy, polished look, wear a white or neutral-colored pullover hoodie with a pair of skinny blue jeans, and finish the outfit off with a pair of white sneakers. This is a casual yet stylish outfit that works well both in a rural setting or a metropolitan area. For something with a more rustic, country vibe, pair a darker colored or print hoodie with rolled-up straight leg jeans, and finish the look with a pair of paddock boots. Alternatively, a second country style is a hoodie with skinny jeans and muck boots. You will definitely look like you grew up on the farm all your life.

Layer Something Over Your Hoodie

Nothing says “I’m ready for fall weather” quite like layering over a hoodie. One fabulous look is a denim jacket thrown over a pullover hoodie (this outfit doesn’t look quite as polished and trendy with a zip-up hoodie). Over jackets, you can layer over a hoodie with a corduroy jacket, bomber jacket, leather jacket, or a shearling jacket. These styles are supremely trendy and look great when you want to feel comfy and give off an effortlessly cool vibe.

A Zip-Up Hoodie Over a Tank

As a general rule of thumb, it helps to know that pullover hoodies prioritize loose, relaxed comfort and style, while zip-up hoodies (equally as comfy) prioritize a more slim, fitted cut. With that in mind, an unzipped hoodie looks fabulous over a simple fitted tank. You can stick to the same color in different shades for both the hoodie and the base layer, or you can contrast colors to create something a little more vivid and eye-catching. Finish the look with casual bottoms like leggings, joggers, and jeans, and opt for sneakers as footwear. You’ll be ready to take on the day in the comfiest way possible while still looking stylish.

A High-Low Look

This one can be tricky, but done correctly, it can look very sophisticated. A zip-up hoodie over a men’s or women’s tailored suit is a unique high-low look. One great way to do this is to pair a light gray or white hoodie over a dark gray suit and finish the look with a pair of white sneakers.

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