Oct 05, 2023
How to style a women’s hoody
Warm, cosy and versatile, a hoody is easily one of the most important layers to have in your wardrobe. They’re a casual classic, coming in a range of different designs, colours and fabrics to suit your needs.
Remember though: hoodies aren’t just a form of loungewear. They can also be a brilliant extra layer when you’re exploring the outdoors or they can look chic and smart if you wear them with the right outfit. Need a hand pairing them up? Let us take you through some easy ways to style your women’s hoodies.
Why wear a hoody?
Comfort is hands-down the number one appeal of wearing a hoody. They tend to be made of soft sweatshirt material that’s not only cosy but warm too. Having a hood also makes them great for keeping out the cold – especially if you love wearing yours underneath a coat or jacket on a winter walk.
Different styles of hoody
The world really is your oyster when it comes to choosing a hoody. There are so many different styles and looks to choose between. Here’s a rundown of some possible variations that you might already have in your wardrobe:
- Longline hoody – usually coming to below your bottom, these offer a little more coverage and warmth
- Cropped hoody – a trendy variation of the classic hoody that’s perfect for pairing with high-waisted leggings or trousers
- Zipper hoody – for easy access, a zipper hoody is ideal as you won’t need to pull it on over your head
- Graphic hoody – bold and bright typography or logos make graphic hoodies a great option if you love detailing
- Fleecy hoody – for supreme warmth and cosiness, you can’t beat a hoody (such as our Kirkby hoody) that’s made out of a soft, fleecy material
Styling a women’s hoody
A hoody doesn’t just have to be an entirely functional piece of clothing. When you’re not wearing yours outdoors on a walk or as an extra layer to the gym, why not try giving it a makeover with one of the following stylish tips?
Pair it with jeans and a jacket
Whether you’re after an outfit for casual shopping trips or brunch with your friends, you can’t go wrong with a hoody, jeans and jacket combo. It can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion too.
Skinny or slim-cut jeans will look best to balance out the looser cut of your hoody. When it comes to a jacket, why not go for a leather/faux leather option? Or consider pairing your hoody with your favourite bomber jacket for a streetwear-inspired look. A longline coat can also look great – wearing a hoody underneath will balance out the smartness of the tailoring in seconds.
Or pop your hoody underneath a blazer
The blazer over a hoody look has been around for years – and for good reason. It offers the perfect balance of smart and casual, plus it can work with almost any colour of hoody. Why not try pairing a bold shade like orange or pink beneath a plain black or cream-tailored blazer? You could also go for a longer-line boyfriend blazer with a graphic hoody such as our Eliza hoody to add some additional eye-catching detailing.
Go for an oversized look
Oversized styles are all the rage at the moment – and it’s an easy trend to incorporate into your hoody outfits. Pair an oversized hoody with some faux-leather leggings and boots for a fabulous autumnal look. You could also buy a longline hoody in a size or two larger than your typical size and wear it as a dress with tights and knee-high boots.
Tuck it in
For an instant style elevation, try tucking the very front of your hoody into your waistband. This works particularly well if you’re pairing it with jeans or trousers. You could also try tucking the entire hem of your hoody into a high-waisted mini or midi skirt for a cool, preppy look. Add a belt to help emphasise your waist and pop on some boots or trainers depending on the season.
Create the ultimate smart casual look
If you thought a hoody seemed out of place in the world of workwear, think again. Pairing a black or neutrally coloured hoody with some smart trousers can be a wonderful way to merge comfort with fashion. Again, you might want to tuck the front of your hoody into your trousers to give it an extra stylish finish. Pair it with some boots or brogues and your favourite smart handbag.
Shop women’s hoodies at TOG24
Now you’re well-stocked with styling tips, it’s time to upgrade your hoody collection. Here at TOG24, we’ve got a huge range of women’s hoodies and sweatshirts for you to browse. This includes some brilliant new season additions, including this Women’s Longline Drakeford Hoodie which comes in three brilliant neutral tones.
Prefer something more classic? Select our zip-up Mia Women’s Hoody in a gorgeous dusky pink that’s perfect for the new autumn season.