From left: Vetements, Alexander Wang, Fenty Puma by Rihanna. Source: Imaxtree.com
Call it comfortable luxury—A-listers and designers alike have flocked to hoodies for Fall.
Consider it an apology from fashion designers for inflicting stilettos on your poor feet. The humble hoodie—the most comfortable garment in any woman’s wardrobe—is having a serious moment for fall. Not only was it spotted on the runway at Vetements, Alexander Wang and Fenty, but it’s also been worn by off-duty models like Cara Delevingne, Hailey Baldwin and Kendall Jenner. Even Whoopi Goldberg made headlines when she showed up on The View in a Vetements hoodie, which read “May the Bridges We Burn Light the Way.”
From left: Cara Delevingne, Hailey Baldwin, Kendall Jenner. Getty Images.
But how do you style a sweatshirt and look haute instead of, well, recovering from a break-up? We consulted with Katie Tobin, a Toronto-based wardrobe stylist for eTalk and MTV Canada, on the do’s and don’ts of wearing a hoodie, so that you can stay super comfortable while still looking polished all season long.
Do: Look for interesting fabrics and fits. “I’m wearing an oversized velour cropped sweater now!” Tobin says. “It’s always great to add texture and unique details.”
Don’t: Pull out your oldest hoodie that you use to lay around the house. “Just because they’re in style this season doesn’t mean that holes and stained sweatshirts are a good look. Your hoodie shouldn’t be too grungy.”
Do: Pair it with something cute. “Wear a cropped sweatshirt tucked into a high waisted skirt,” Tobin advises. “Or wear it with a pair of leather leggings or jeans, and add a heel.” You could also use it as a layering piece, underneath a biker jacket or vest.
Don’t: Wear an oversized hoodie with pants that are too baggy—unless you want to look like you’re in the middle of exam season.