6 Chic Ways to Style Your Hoodie For Fall
By definition, a hoodie has a hood, kangaroo pockets, and usually drawstrings, unlike your standard crewneck sweatshirt. That means it automatically offers countless additional styling tricks to take advantage of.
You can employ a sporty touch by knotting the tie at your neck, or you can add dimension and attitude to a pantsuit by letting your hood swing out the back of your blazer and pool around your neck — this in place of a preppy collar. Of course, lifting your hood up over your head and completing your outfit with biker shorts, ribbed socks, and sneakers helps to achieve a steadfast brand of athleisure we've come to rely on for errand-running.
While hoodies will no doubt help you appear more laid-back, that doesn't mean you have to look like you're heading to the gym whenever you're wearing one. With the help of unique ideas from street style stars and luxury brands taking these designs to the runway, hoodies are now part of a foundational wardrobe more than ever.
With brands like Acne Studios and Opening Ceremony emphasizing an oversize fit, kitschy labels like Boys Lie, Praying, and Nus rolling out designs with attention-grabbing phrases, and Patou breaking the mold and adding romantic flower embroidery for a playful twist, there's plenty to shop on the market.
Scroll through for some quick Instagram inspiration, then shop our favorite selections to help you pull off any number of getups you're hoping to re-create. Here's fair warning: many of these pieces have matching pants that put the finishing touch on a sleek tracksuit and may be hard to resist.
Hoodie Outfits: Colorblocking
Don't be afraid of mixing bright hues — especially with the multitude of feel-good colorways, graphic slogans, and quotes that are out there and can speak to your individuality. Perhaps it's your favorite sports brand or fashion label that you wear proudly across your chest. Style it with equally bold pants and pointed-toe heels to make a statement.
Hoodie Outfits: Leggings
If you love the look of an oversize hoodie with leggings and high ribbed socks, work this sporty combination as loungewear indoors, then throw on a breezy, floral-print midi skirt when you head out.
Hoodie Outfits: Coord Set
Go for a full-on tracksuit look by styling your hoodie with matching joggers. If you're excited to try a tie-dye print from head to toe, accent the look with a dark boot or sneaker and add on a waist bag or aviators to break up the pattern.
Hoodie Outfits: Workout Set
Elevate your workout look with a hoodie draped over your shoulders. It'll add polish to your athletic gear and take you from class to brunch, especially if your hoodie comes in a complementing neutral color. Alternative method: tie your hoodie around your waist.
Hoodie Outfits: Leather Pants
Try splitting up two sporty elements (i.e., your hoodie and trainers) with sleek leather pants, and add some delicate gold jewelry to accessorize the look.
Hoodie Outfits: Mom Jeans
A cropped hoodie and a pair of high-waisted mom jeans are an easy go-to recipe for success. Complete with a platform sneaker and another layer, such as a puffer or blazer, on cooler days.
Hoodie Outfits: Opening Ceremony Miniature Hoodie
Enjoy Opening Ceremony's take ($315) on the classic oversize hoodie with the brand's spoof piece, which features another miniature hoodie at the top left corner. Complete with a schoolgirl argyle-print miniskirt and platforms for '90s appeal.
Hoodie Outfits: Tier Window Seat Hoodie
Tier's window-seat hoodie ($80, originally $200) showcases the brand's creative and imaginative graphics and will score you compliments anywhere you go. Finish this throwover with a neutral pleated midi skirt, sneakers, and ribbed ankle socks.
Hoodie Outfits: UO NSYNC Graphic Hoodie
This Urban Outfitters NSYNC Graphic Hoodie Sweatshirt ($79) is sure to spark nostalgia, especially when worn with loose cargo pants and Dr. Martens, like the iconic '90s band members.
Hoodie Outfits: Patou Oversize Hoodie
Rather than opting for a slogan or plain-colored sweatshirt, shop this Patou oversized jersey hoodie ($850) with a flower embroidered grosgrain trim for romantic vibes. You can contrast it with edgy slacks, or play to the blooms by wearing with a free-flowing skirt or dress.
Hoodie Outfits: Nus Boyfriend Hoodie
Nus is a brand that consistently churns out hoodies with cheeky messages, one of which is sure to speak to your mood lately. This boyfriend hoodie ($50) comes in eight different color options, and looks best worn cozy and oversize with a pair of cargos.