Winter is usually associated with thick knit sweaters, scarves and sweater vests, but a pullover hoodie is taking it all over this year!
It’s perfect for when you’re tired of the itchy wool and is super versatile -styled right, it looks great for almost any occasion. You can find them easily when browsing Fresh Clean Tees website for example.
If you’re unsure how this seemingly humble piece can be such a trend and how to wear it, keep reading!
Meet the hoodie
The pullover hoodie is basically a sweatshirt with a hood that provides warmth and style. It has a fitted waistband and cuffs as well as one large at the front or two pockets on the sides. The hoodie dates back to the early 1930s and for a long time was associated with either gyms or such subcultures as skaters or hip hop artists.
Things changed, and now hoodies are ubiquitous! They come in different shapes and sizes, from baggy to fitted to thin for active sports.
People now wear hoodies everywhere, from work to gym to nights out in town!
A versatile garment
Yes, you can wear a hoodie everywhere! It’s super comfortable as loungewear and work from home attire, but now that the fashion lines have been blurred and comfort has become the new normal, the hoodie is reliving its glory days! It’s especially beloved in winter.
So yes, you can wear a pullover hoodie almost everywhere (well, maybe not to a wedding), and there are countless colours, styles, designs and brands of hoodies available for you to choose what works best for you.
Baggy, oversized hoodies will be perfect for leisure (or hosting your TV show if you’re Trevor Noah), fitted hoodies will look great at the office, and for going out, wear a classic black pullover hoodie!
Tips for wearing a pullover hoodie in winter
You can, of course, wear a hoodie on its own, but a layered looks like you’ve put in an effort and also gives you a chance to adjust to any temperatures.
Wear one under a blazer, fur-lined denim jacket or a leather jacket – these all are classic pairing options and look great in pretty much any season, including winter.
Pair this with jeans, relaxed chinos or cargo pants and opt for sneakers or boots if you want to keep a casual look or add Chelsea boots for a smart-casual style.
Create a cool athleisure look
Athleisure is here to stay! But unless you’re watching TV at home, make sure you opt for high-quality hoodies and sweatpants instead of the pair from your college days.
Some people can pull off the whole oversized look, but you want a little bit of shape as a general rule. Also, make sure you’ve got a high-quality fabric hoodie that’s soft, heavy and makes you look put together instead of sloppy.
Lastly, don’t forget nice sneakers and ditch those muddy runners!
Create a tailored look
We’ve touched on this a little already, but a tailored look with a pullover hoodie is a modern classic and gives you a great outfit for work and dinner in town.
Sharpen your look by pairing your hoodie with a suit or tailored trousers and a blazer. This gives you comfort yet presents you as a serious-but-not-boring adult.
You want clean, white leather sneakers or suede boots when it comes to shoes.
If you’re unsure, stick to neutral colours and patterns, but if you like experiments, try checkered patterns or bolder colours like maroon.
A few things to keep in mind
- Don’t wear your old high-school hoodies with band logos outside of your house or your camping trip.
- Always choose high-quality fabric and a fit that works for your body type and style.
- If in doubt, opt for classic colours.