Everybody loves a Hoodie, the beautiful, stylish and comfortable clothing staple. But do you know how and when it surfaced?
It was in the early twentieth century when American clothing brand Champion produced the first hoodie.
It was initially developed to provide warmth and comfort to labourers working in colder conditions, especially New York warehouses. Later on, it became hugely popular not just with workers, but with athletes as well. By the 1970s, the hoodie became a symbol for hard work and it eventually became fashionable. In the late 20th century, the hoodie's popularity soared and is now a wardrobe essential. It perfectly compliments a chic streetstyle aesthetic, favoured by groups of individuals with their own style agenda.
Famous hip-hop artist A$AP Rocky frequently wears a hoodie underneath a jacket, whether a coloured denim jacket, a camouflage printed jacket or even a tailored blazer adding a casual edge to a formal classic.
DJ Siobhan Bell and model Hailey Baldwin Bieber are fans of wearing an oversized hoodie.
Hailey opts for wearing an big oversized hoodie with short shorts, giving the appearance of wearing the hoodie as a dress, and pairing it with black ankle boots.
The hoodie has been here for over 80 years now, and is sure to stay for many more.
Here are some chic ways to wear a hoodie:
The loose-fitting, cozy cotton garment can be dressed up or down. Wear it with well-fitted, tailored crombie coat and a pair of sneakers for an elevated sense of style. This type of outfit fits perfectly with today’s modern trend and you can complete the look with a pair of chic sunglasses. This look, while casual, is certain to turn heads your way.
Want to look unique yet still keep it simple? The hoodie is so versatile, you can dress it up or down any way you want. Layer it on, as you would with your sweatshirt over your shirt of choice, and wear it with a pair of contrasting trousers. Wear a simple white shirt underneath if it’s warm outside or use thicker, warmer fabrics for harsher, colder weather. Versatile colours such as beige, blue, white and grey can look great with any pair of trousers and can work for any stylish attitude.
Choose bold hues, think of visible logos and sporty relaxed cuts; get as creative as you can and play with the fit and design in accordance with your taste and preference. The hoodie has always been synonymous with streetwear and urban clothing and yes, it is the first thing that comes to mind when you are looking to portray style and elegance in a one-off vibe.
Are you now ready to sport your new look?