How to keep your hoodie wardrobe fresh and up to date
Keeping up with trends can seem exhausting, but it does not have to be. There are many different ways to keep your wardrobe looking fresh and up to date. Hoodies are a basic that everyone has, but there are different ways to make them look fashionable.
If you care about fashion and want to keep your hoodie wardrobe fresh and up to date, follow these easy steps.
1. Keep up with trends
Fashion is always changing. Like the slogan on Project Runway, “one day you’re in, the next – you’re out.” An easy way to forecast upcoming trends is to look at what celebrities are wearing. Celebrities are often dressed or collaborate with designers, so they will be the first people to wear new kinds of clothing. When department stores and other affordable retailers see what the celebrities are wearing, they start manufacturing replicas or inspired pieces.
These pieces then move down the supply chain and reach our stores in mass quantities. It can take anywhere from one to five years for this process to happen. So if you are looking at what people like Kim Kardashian are wearing today, you can attempt to replicate that same style yourself before it becomes too mainstream. Staying fashion forward like this is a way to keep your hoodie wardrobe fresh and up to date.
Looking at celebrities can also give you a great sense of where streetwear is heading, which hoodies happen to be a staple of.
2. Upcycle old clothes
If you want to keep your wardrobe looking fresh but you are attempting to reduce your waste and limit your consumption of fast fashion, then upcycling is a great option for you. Upcycling just means that you are taking something old that you might not wear and breathe new life into it. You do not have to be a master sewer to make this happen. Sometimes all you need is a pair of scissors and a vision. However, if you do know how to sew, it can make this much easier.
We have seen people make hoodies out of old clothes time and time again. We have also seen people use old hoodies that do not fit or might have a stain on them and reinvent them to be more fashion forward. Cropping a hoodie, changing how it fits, or dyeing it a different color can take something out of style and bring it into this year.
3. Invest in timeless pieces
There are a few fashion houses like Chanel that have successfully branded themselves as makers of timeless pieces. However, you do not have to invest hundreds and hundreds of dollars into Chanel to get the timeless look. If you spend a bit more money and avoid fast fashion, you can purchase high-quality pieces that will never go out of style.
Although fashion is all about trends and cycles, there are a few constants that can be seen throughout the decades. Hoodies are something that will never go out of style because of their function and comfort. If you purchase a hoodie that is made of high-quality materials, you can rest assured knowing that it can last a lifetime, through all of the ups and downs.
To identify a timeless piece, look at the silhouette, colors, and if there is a print. The most classic hoodie will be a simple one, not covered in images or branding. Graphic hoodies will ebb and flow with fashion trends, but a standard hoodie will always be around.
4. Add accessories
Accessories can make or break a look. They allow you to dress something up or make it more casual. When styling your hoodie, you can add a belt, swap out jewelry, change pants for a skirt, and play with different kinds of shoes. This is all about proportions, so make sure you are not too heavy on the top with simple on the bottom, as this can make you look unbalanced.
You will notice that celebrities and fashion experts always have accessories. It helps to complete the story and the message that you are trying to convey. A good rule of thumb is to accessorize, and then take one thing off before leaving the house. This helps you prevent over-accessorizing, which can be just as bad as under-accessorizing. The ability to transform a hoodie with accessories will help you feel like your wardrobe is fresh. One hoodie can be worn in many different ways, so you do not have to constantly shop to keep up with trends.
5. Swap with friends
Trading clothes with friends is an easy and cost effective way to keep your wardrobe looking fresh. Everyone owns hoodies, likely multiple, so trading with a friend whose style matches yours can breathe new life into your wardrobe and make you excited about your clothes again.
This is especially helpful if you do not have the budget to go out and buy new clothes to keep your wardrobe feeling stylish. This also helps to reduce waste from unworn clothing. All you need is a friend that wears a similar size to your own, or a friend that likes clothes that fit differently than you do. For instance, if you are a larger size than a friend, but you like your clothes to fit tight and they like their clothes loose, then you have yourself a partner that could swap with you.
If you have a friend that has a completely different style from yours, you can get the opportunity to test drive different kinds of pieces before spending money on them, which is a fun and unique opportunity. It is like playing dress up for adults!
6. Refine your personal style
The most time consuming but also most effective way to keep your wardrobe feeling fresh is to refine your own personal style. If you go through your closet and dresser and physically touch every single piece and decide if it aligns with your personal style, then your wardrobe will always feel fresh. You do not have to conform to what other people are telling you is stylish. If you feel stylish, you will look stylish.
It is not an easy task to go through every article of clothing that you own, but it will give you a better idea of what you are working with and what pieces you could really use to give a complete wardrobe. It will also help you know what items you have to pair or layer with your hoodie.
At the end of the day…
Following these easy steps can help you keep your hoodie wardrobe fresh and up to date. Depending on your budget, you can shop or you can thrift, you can trade or you can upcycle. Add or remove accessories. Invest in high-quality pieces that will never go out of style. Identify and refine your own personal style, and no matter what you put on, you will be the “it” person of your city.
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