The high-fashion hoodie has been on editors’ radars for quite some time now. Practical and comfortable by design, the sportswear staple exudes that sense of laidback cool we’re all secretly coveting. And while it might once have been associated mainly with athletes, skaters and youth subcultures, it’s become glossier in recent years – re-imagined by the designers disrupting our notion of smart/casual dress.
The grown-up way to wear a hoodie, without becoming a slave to athleisure trends, is simply by taking it out of its natural habitat. That means, swapping tracksuits, joggers and leggings for something altogether smarter. Instead, add structure with boxy blazers, tailoring and wool outerwear, or let yours give floaty day dresses, slip skirts and embellished eveningwear a casual twist.
For now, though, wet your appetite with our edit of the 9 best hoodies for women.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.
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