How Hoodies Became The Consistent Comfy Fashion Trend

Hoodies are perfect. Wear them out, wear them inside, wear them to a casual event, wear them everywhere. There's nowhere you can't go in a hoodie now younger generations have made it fashionable.

Why People Love Hoodies

Below, we'll tell you why we think hoodies have become the consistent comfy fashion trend.

Why People Love Hoodies

The appeal of hoodies starts with comfort. They're from soft materials that you can't help but love. It's typically cotton or a cotton-polyester blend (pure cotton is better), but you can get hoodies made from different materials.

The loose fit gives you unrestricted movement; they're perfect for lounging or casual activities. The psychological comfort they give you is something everyone reaches for. They're like a little security blanket.

You also can't deny that hoodies resonate with a broad demographic - not all demographics, granted, but a broad one. Well - everyone will wear hoodies, but younger generations are making it fashionable.

How They've Become Stylish

Nobody would ever wear hoodies out after their teenage years unless doing a quick supermarket trip. Now, people will wear them for date nights (maybe not the older age demographic) or to work.
We think it's thanks to the athleisure trend and designers who've made casual luxury a thing.

High-end brands have reimagined the hoodie - think brands like Gucci and Prada. They use luxe fabrics and bold prints (and a big price tag) to reinvent hoodies into modern fashion. And it doesn't even need to be big brands. Blank hoodies from websites like Wordans look really good.

Designers have definitely transformed hoodies by using other fashion-forward pieces.

The Different Styles of Hoodie

You can see how versatile hoodies are with all the different styles:

Zip-Up Hoodies: These are flexible and easy to wear. They give the ability to layer them as the temperature dictates. They're a nice slim-fit style.

Pullover Hoodies: Pullovers are a similar tight fit to zip-up hoodies. They create a more slimline look.

Baggy Hoodies: Baggy hoodies are all about maximum comfort and relaxed vibes. They're specifically popular among younger demographics who prioritise comfort and style - and make it look good.

Cropped Hoodies: Cropped versions are for the warmer weather and people who are comfortable in their skin. Most people will wear them as a gym outfit.

Styling a Hoodie For Everyday Wear

Styling a hoodie for everyday wear means balancing comfort with style:

For Casual Looks: Pick a pullover hoodie with distressed jeans and sneakers. Add a baseball cap and a backpack for a laid-back, functional outfit. Baseball caps and backpacks are in for women.

For the Office: Pick a zip-up hoodie that's easy to take off in a neutral colour and layer it with a smart casual tee and black flare trousers.

For an Evening Out: This is for a casual evening out. Layer it under a leather jacket, add dark (or light) jeans and boots.

The hoodie's evolution from a practical piece to a staple of the fashion-forward wardrobe shows how versatile it is and how everyone loves it. And, now, thanks to modern fashion, it doesn't matter whether you're dressing up or down, you can wear a hoodie.

What's your favourite way to wear a hoodie?

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Stella Cooter

Journalist, traveller and mother, Stella writes about fashion and style, luxury and adventure.

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