The sartorial equivalent of comfort food, the humble hoodie might be one of the best ways to get through the rest of these predominantly grey winter months, and particularly this achingly long January…
The ease of a tracksuit top with the added bonus of an extra comfy layer around your neck – obviously a snuggly neck is what the hood is for right, as opposed to actually covering your head (except in emergencies and, of course, if you are the rare creature who can make a hood look good, that is not me btw.)
And plus bestowing the general vibe of I-like-to-keep-my-busy-life-super-comfortable-and-I-may-have-just-left-or-will-be-popping-to-the-gym-later-bye-now.
I pinned a nano-storm of some hoodie street style and found myself loving the gradation from ‘just left the gym’ to ‘just arrived at fashion week’. I would position the best looks somewhere firmly in the middle, as below… Enjoy!
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Shackets are good a hoodie base as the neck is relaxed and open – I love this pale pink H&M one which is currently in stock, get it before it goes! The hoodie above is a bit of a luxe one, from the new athleisure range at Hush – going through my jumper cupboard recently Hush came out in my top three for best places for jumpers, so I am confident this one will deliver.
The jeans are a mom fit, also from H&M, which I’ve included because I wore my one pair of H&M jeans out for dinner this week and was reminded how good they were in terms of fit and fabric. For £24.99.
Dressing up the otherwise relaxed look with a gold chain necklace (how perfect is this new design from Wald Berlin?You can pre-order here) and a python effect shoulder bag (luxe but affordable, you can now find Insta brand S. Joon on Net-a-Porter, which is fab!). And yes, suffice to say I am lusting over these platform Grenson brogues, drool, drool, drool…
Now this is your best basic sweater hoodie in one of the colours of the moment, green, or let’s say khaki (comes in four colours btw). This Topshop one is £20 and they do do a good sweater; I have a non-hoodie sweatshirt that has the perfect boyish fit and substantial fabric weight. And if you like a subtle colour echo, these Adidas kicks are just the thing.
I’ve been seeing quite a few houndstooth coats on Insta, and this Lindex one has been reduced to 49.99 – I’m a big fan of Lindex, good sustainability record & goals and very affordable. This is the smarten up the hoodie approach which I just love, as it adds a bit of elegance to proceedings. I am also crazy in love with this new By Malene Birger Evi bucket and is on my list for when I bring to a close my early 2020 shopping ban – currently open-ended, just going as long as I can!
And I’m finally ready to re-embrace my teenage self with the Wilhemina Garcia yin-yang ring which I would normally link you to on Studio B Fashion, but they are currently sold out, so taking you direct to the brand site.
I’m still enjoying wearing an old H&M NASA logo sweater, and am quite taken by this rather discreet hoodie NASA version currently available. The Zara coat is a steal at £29.99 and comes in grey too, and something about the belt which goes so perfectly with the latest chunky boot from Topshop (selling fast btw), love these!
I probably couldn’t pull off the Karen Walker sunnies, but just love the vibe of the latest silhouette from Elleme, there’s also a very similar Mango one online which is under £20. The jeans are Weekday’s Seattle style which are the pair I have and are the perfect straight leg.
Update: Apologies because the Topshop Chelsea boots have pretty much sold out since I started putting this all together earlier this week, just two sizes left! But my sold out Argan boots have been restocked in burgundy (look quite brown!). Also selling quick, but still sizes!
I am wearing an old oversized H&M hoodie & leopard coat with Lee Body Optix jeans