Hoodie sweatshirts are known for providing casual comfort and plenty of protection from cool weather. You might not think of them as fashion forward, but thanks to their popularity, a variety of mainstream designers have begun featuring them in runway shows. With the right pairings and accessories, your favorite hoodie can go from frumpy to fabulous. Check out these seven funny looks you can create using your favorite hoodie .
1. Super Girly
Casual doesn’t have to mean tomboyish. Hoodies can actually be quite girly. Try matching a hoodie of a lighter color, such as pale pink or gray, with a printed skirt and neutral top. Florals work great, but any feminine print, such as kittens or candies, would work well. Match the outfit with a classic pair of strappy heels and a simple pearl necklace for the ultimate girly girl look. If you want, you can choose a printed hoodie and keep the rest of the outfit neutral for a similar effect.
2. Sporty but Stylish
Sometimes it’s easier to dress up a simple outfit than it is to piece together a full look. If you’re having one of those mornings when you’re struggling to get out the door on time, stick to a simple hoodie in black, white, gray, or navy. Match with a simple pair of athletic shorts, and add some cute shoes. Finish with basic eye makeup and a bright pink or red lipstick. The pop of color will elevate the outfit, but you’ll still be casual enough to stay comfortable throughout your busy day.
3. Basic Black
Glam doesn’t have to look busy! By sticking to a basic black hoodie, a black t-shirt or tank, and dark-patterned leggings, your look will be sleek and stylish. You can dress it up by adding colorful boots and a bold statement jewelry. Since the look is so simple, it provides the opportunity to get a little wild with your makeup. Try accenting your look with a swipe of shimmery lip gloss or a bit of sparkle around the eyes. When in doubt, a basic smoky eye can’ be beat.
4. A Statement Scarf
On cooler days, a brightly colored or patterned scarf can really dress up a hoodie. Try choosing a hoodie of a solid color, such as bright red, and then matching it with a pattern that contains that color. Keep the rest of the outfit basic or it will look cluttered. Skinny jeans, leggings, or a short black skirt would look great with this outfit.
5. Club Wear
When you’re working on putting together outfits for a night out on the town, you might not consider including your favorite hoodie in the mix. However, a hoodie can actually work well for this purpose. A classic little black dress, some sparkly jewelry, and a pair of cute tassel boots will look great with a basic hoodie on top. However, it’s important to stick to a smaller, tighter style. A baggy hoodie will look too casual for such an occasion. Form-fitting gear is perfect for showing of on the dance floor .
6. That Hipster Look
If you’re all about showing off your love for an obscure band or supporting a local artist, show off your love by layering a neutral hoodie over a screen-printed tee. Match with a pair of skinny jeans and your favorite boots.
7. American Girl
If you love apple pie, barbeques, and country music, you’re probably a good old-fashioned American girl. If so, you can’t go wrong with a look that involves your favorite pair of jeans. Too much red, white, and blue will leave you looking like an American flag, but by choosing basic blue jeans, matching them with a white hoodie, and adding a few red accessories, you’ll be able to show your patriotism in a subtle, stylish manner.