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How To Wear A Hoodie: 5 Badass Looks For Comfort And Style

Emily Surpless Update on 11-12-2017
How To Wear A Hoodie: 5 Badass Looks For Comfort And Style

Everyone has a favorite hoodie. No matter if it’s a zip-up or a pullover, it no doubt provides crazy comfort and warmth that you’ve relied on over and over again. But are you styling it to your advantage? 

With just a few added accessories and well-planned ensembles, you can transform a boring, unfashionable collection of clothes into a stylish, trendy outfit.

Below are just a few of the most popular styles today, along with tips on how to incorporate hoodies into your everyday look.

Sporty Hoodies 

A man walks down the street, wearing a casual sport oufit with a hoodie styled with joggers
source: Pinterest

If you prefer wearing loose-fitting clothes and like to always be ready for a game of basketball with your crew, you’re likely already familiar with the comfort of a hoodie. But are you pairing your well-worn hoodie with complementary pieces? To stay athleisure-ready, pair your pullover or zip-up hoodie with a plain white or black t-shirt, a pair of fitted joggers, and matching sneakers. Choose a cool hoodie in a neutral color—gray is a popular option—for an easy, relaxed look.

Casual Layers

A man wears a hoodie layered with a jacket and styled with dark jeans and green sneakers

source:  Pinterest

Just because you want to adopt a casual style, it doesn’t mean that you want to look sloppy. To look put-together regardless of your destination, throw on a utility jacket in navy, green, khaki, or gray or a vintage brown bomber jacket for a casual, trendy look. Wear it with a pair of quality skinny jeans and masculine boots. For an extra dose of Americana, top your outfit off with a baseball cap, achieving a casual aesthetic while representing your favorite team.

Edgy With Leather

A guy wearing edgy mens fashion with a black hoodie styled with a black leather jacket and dark denim jeans

source: WardrobeLooks

Hoodies are a staple in everyone’s closet, including all the edgy, punk rock stars out there. For a badass edge, keep your outfit choices simple. Pair a black or gray pullover hoodie with a leather jacket for a sleek, punky look. Throw on a pair of dark wash biker jeans and black combat boots to complete your outfit. Feel like something’s missing? Snap on some mirrored aviators or trendy Ray-bans for a classic bad-boy feel.

Preppy Style

A man smiles wearing a casual, striped hoodie and burgundy moccasins
source: Lookastic

Men who lean toward a preppy style should pair their hoodies with more fitted clothes. When looking for a new hoodie, don’t shy away from patterns, unusual designs, or colors. Striped, fitted pullover hoodies are a great way to add a slight nautical influence to your ensemble. Complement your new hoodie with a pair of khaki pants or, if weather permits, shorts and light brown boat shoes. If it’s chilly outside, throw on a hip denim jacket—fitted, of course—and adorn it with your favorite enamel pins and eye-catching patches.

Urban Outfits

Kanye West wears a grey hoodie underneath a green bomber jacket as part of an urban style

source: Daily Mail

Those who prefer a more urban aesthetic will best benefit from pairing their favorite pullover hoodie with a pair of joggers and big, brown boots. The key to making this style work for you is throwing on a sleek bomber jacket, preferably in a military green or shade of black, for a cool, relaxed, and easy look that doesn’t sacrifice comfort for style. As for accessories, you can’t go wrong with the classic baseball cap in a fun, colorful design or a thick, bold wristwatch.

A young guy wears a hoodie layered with a tee shirt and a brown leather jacket as part of a cool winter fashion ensemble

source: Lookastic

Hoodies aren’t just for lounging around anymore. They’re a great way to bridge the gap between comfort and style. Just follow the above tips to stay on trend and looking good throughout the year.

No matter your personal style, you can mix and match the items in your closet to achieve a look that’s all your own. Just remember to have fun with it; you can always ask a friend or family member to give you style advice before you leave the house, so you can make small changes to fine-tune your fashion.

What style do you typically adhere to? Or do you take inspiration from a number of today’s most popular trends? We’d love to hear how you style your everyday outfits to fit your own personal taste.

Let us know how you style your hoodies in the comments section below!

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