10 tips to look fashionable in your hoodie
We know how important it is to find the right balance between style and comfort. That is the beauty of hoodies – you can look fashionable while feeling like you are wearing pajamas. We have a few different tips so make sure you always look fashionable in your hoodie.
1. Understand shapes
Shapes are everything when it comes to looking fashionable. You can look fantastic in something oversized or something skin tight, but it is all about finding the right balance. When thinking of shapes, try to make sure your top and bottoms match in terms of how “heavy” it appears. The worst thing is when you have an adorable hoodie on the top, but it feels unbalanced with what you have going on in terms of pants and shoes.
Playing with different shapes comes down to everything, including makeup, nails, and jewelry. When all the shapes blend nicely, you have a cohesive and fashionable outfit. If the shapes do not feel like they fit together, your outfit will look disjointed.
2. Look for lines
Similar to shapes, you need to look for lines. This is so important and often overlooked. We are composed of lines, so think about what you are wanting to emphasize when you are putting on an outfit. Lines come into play in the neck, sleeves, and hem of a garment. The neckline will decide what kind of jewelry you wear. The sleeves and hem will decide what kind of bottoms or shoes that you wear. When thinking about lines, you want things to flow – not to feel restricted. You do not want your lines to compete with each other, instead complement each other.
3. Think about accessories
Accessories can make or break an outfit. They can turn something from drab to fab, from couch to red carpet. Just because you are wearing a hoodie does not mean that you do not need to accessorize. Hoodies come in all styles, so think about your lines and shapes when you are picking out accessories. If you have a low neckline, you can find a necklace that complements it. If you opt for a chunky necklace, you might decide to go more simple on the earrings. A belt can completely change the shape of a hoodie dress. Shoes are also an accessory, so you can dress something up with a pair of heels or dress it down with a pair of sneakers.
4. Know where you are going
Even if you like to be dressed to the nines no matter where you are going, having a firm understanding of the environment where you’re headed is important. You might look a bit out of place if you are heading to the grocery store in pumps and a cropped hoodie. That is not to say you can’t look professional and stylish at the store, but you have to know your audience.
Who are you, where are you going, and who are you wanting to impress? It is also perfectly okay if you do not want to impress anyone and just want to blend into your surroundings.
5. Think about comfort
Everyone throws on a hoodie for comfort, so make sure you stay true to that when deciding on an outfit. Even as you want to look stylish, comfort should remain a priority. You can find a balance of both as long as you know what you are doing. When it comes to comfort, the main source is from the materials. If you have a fabric that you love, try and find more clothing that is made from that fabric. When you feel comfortable, you look fashionable. Hoodies are typically knit which gives them lots of stretch, so that normally helps with the comfort level.
6. Think about function or utility
Similar to knowing where you are going, think about the way that your body needs to move in a garment while you are wearing it. If you are going on a cold winter run, a hoodie needs to be able to move freely with your body and should be made of a performance material that helps keep you warm while wicking away sweat. If your body is restricted to the point you can’t do what you have set out to do, you will not look fashionable.
7. Play with colors
Colors are a fun and creative way to look fashion in the eye. It is also a way to express your own individual personality, so embrace what colors feel right. Whether it is a monochrome look, bright colors, or a subdued pastel, colors are a great way to look fashionable. Think about the season when picking a color. Some colors feel specifically one season more than others, so make sure your color choice looks intentional.
8. Mix and match prints and textures
Most people are afraid to mix different prints and textures, but true fashionistas know that mixing prints and textures can make an incredible outfit. While you do not want your prints to clash, they can stand out from one another in a fun way. Try an oversized printed hoodie with a pair of leggings that have a different print on them. You can match by having the prints be the same or a complementary color. Try out different textures throughout the outfit. If your hoodie is wool, pair it with a faux leather handbag. Although we love monochrome, if your entire outfit is made of the same fabric, it can get a little boring.
9. Find the right fit
Fit is so important, and that does not mean that it has to be tight. Something fits if it looks and feels right on your body. Oversized clothes are in right now, and so are some early 2000’s fashion trends like low-rise denim. All different garments fit in different ways, but it is all about making it look intentional.
Do not get too bogged down on the specific size. Sizing can feel random between and even within a brand. Always try on clothes before you purchase them so you can see how that specific garment looks on your body. This is especially important with oversized hoodies. You want it to look intentionally oversized, not like you just got the wrong size.
10. Find the right brand
Sometimes it can feel hard finding the right brand for your individual style, size, and mission. Once you find the right brand, it feels like a whole new world has opened up to you where you have unlimited potential for new clothes. Finding a brand that you can develop loyalty with helps you look cohesive in your wardrobe. Try and look out for a brand that has models that look like you. When they are designing with you in mind, you will find clothes that make you look and feel fashionable.
At the end of the day…
Fashion is all subjective. We hope that these tips help you when you are shopping for your next hoodie, but what is most important is how you feel when wearing your clothes. Confidence can elevate an outfit to a level no tip can, so embrace your own individual style. You can find a great selection of fashionable hoodies in our store.
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