As the colder days are coming in, it’s important to have some warmer wardrobe staples on hand. And a classic hoodie is an absolute must-have.
You can wear a hooded sweatshirt casually with jeans or combine for a layered look. No matter whether the hoodie has a zip, a seasonal colour or even a print, there are countless variations for everyone to find something that suits. Hoodies with prints or brand logos however, should generally to be worn with caution – this look is often questionable, as the elegant appeal can suffer. Plain black, navy or grey hoodies are definitely more timeless and can be combined to an infinite number of outfits.
Even though a hoodie on its own might not be considered the most trendy garment, it offers limitless possibilities for a stylish combination. Here we’ve summarised the six best ways to wear a hoodie:
- Hoodie / Denim
- Hoodie / Leather
- Hoodie / Bomber
- Hoodie / Jacket or Coat
- Hoodie / Suit
- Hoodie / Weekend Look
And we’ve featured a few of our favourite sustainable fashion brands along the way….
HOODIE PAIRED WITH DENIM JACKET
The denim jacket – just like the hoodie – stands for classic cool; this means that the combination of the two is not going to go out of fashion. With a washed-out denim jacket and a hoodie in neutral colours, you’ll never be wrong while also staying warm as the seasons change. For a classic laid-back look, combine this hoodie outfit with jeans and and some Veja sneakers. To give this outfit a wintery touch, consider dark jeans and a pair of Paraboot or Red Wing boots. If the climate isn’t quite right and you don’t want to miss out on this combination, even in deepest winter, you can simply pull a warmer jacket over the entire look and not only add a layer of warmth, but also an extra layer of style.
HOODIE AND LEATHER JACKET
This combination is something for the cool boys (or at least for those who think so). If you want to look especially tough, you should take a biker leather jacket and a black hoodie and combine them with dark jeans and leather boots. If this combination is too dark, you can create a more casual look with jeans and sneakers, which also works with a baseball-cap for an all-American edge.
URBAN: HOODIE AND BOMBER JACKET
For a sporty and urban appearance, combine a hoodie with a bomber jacket. With this mix you can even be a little more creative and wear a coloured hoodie with a printed bomber jacket. For both options we recommend jeans and sneakers to complete the look.
HOODIE WITH WINTER COAT OR JACKET
A classic coat is usually found in somewhat more casual outfits. But a well-fitting coat in navy, black or even camel, can be worn easily over a hoodie. That said, an important point here is not to go over the top, so the hooded sweatshirt MUST be in understated colours such as navy, grey or black. And, If you want to look cool even in colder temperatures, you can adapt the leather jacket and wear a suede jacket in beige or black instead of leather.
This hoodie outfit is best worn with a grey sweatshirt and jeans. When it gets wet, a parka or a thin rain jacket could also work well with any hoodie. Combine with jeans or even plain sports pants for a contemporary finish.
UNCONVENTIONAL: HOODIE UNDER A SUIT OR WITH FORMAL TROUSERS
This combination is perfect for individualistic men who like to show their fashion sensibilities by not giving a s*** about traditional fashion conventions. To make a suit look less stiff, hoodies in neutral colours and sneakers can come handy. However, to maintain an acceptable level of elegance you should only use dark suits like black, dark blue and dark grey – and the hoodie should be in a lighter tone than the actual suit. Those who want to make this outfit a bit sportier can leave out the blazer and still look smart thanks to suit or formal trousers.
THE HOODIE FOR THE WEEKEND
If you want to relax at home after work or at the weekend, you will never be wrong when wearing a hoodie. A well-made hoodie is super soft, breathable and ultra comfortable – ideal for some lazy days at home or chillaxing. Combine with matching jogging pants and you will find yourself in the perfect feel-good outfit, with nothing in the way of a relaxed weekend.
Pro-Tip: you should remember that your girlfriend might also like to borrow your hoodie to relax together on the sofa.
With or without zipper, plain or with print, in classic or bold colours – a hoody will keep you warm all year round and is immune to the tumultuous trends of fashion. Therefore – and because of its comfort – every respectable man must have at least one hoodie in his wardrobe.
SANVT’s high-quality and sustainable hoodies offer possibilities for every occasion and every temperature. With small changes one can appear either sporty but also quite cool and style-conscious, perhaps even spontaneous. Remember: since a hoodie is a timeless classic, attention must be paid to the materials and the quality.