10 Ways to Style a Hoodie

10 Ways to Style a Hoodie

You know how to style a hoodie to look stylish and modern. Just be sure not to skimp out when it comes to accessories, since they help finish off the whole look. So, if you’re keen on adding a hoodie to your wardrobe, go ahead—make sure to put the tips we’ve presented into action, and you should be good to go. These are helpful techniques for looking your best in a hoodie.

The hoodie, of course, goes great with a pair of jeans or sweatpants. If you’re going out at night, though, try playing up the laid-back look with a couple of slimmer jeans, dress shoes, and a blazer over it to keep things cool. However, when you choose to layer clothing like this for your outfit, make sure to follow the “three-piece” rule: no more than three different articles of clothing in any one layer for maximum versatility.

1. Parka

There’s something to be said for this combination that I don’t think we can fully understand—who would ever have thought to pair a hoodie with a parka? Regardless, this is a pairing that brands like Supreme have made famous, influencing the fashion industry as a whole. In any case, you have a lot of options for each item. Mix up your ensemble by wearing hoodies in different shades, prints, and styles with your parka during the colder months. Throw some accessories into the mix, and you’ve got yourself a stylish and functional look for the winter weather.

2. The Athleisure Look

We’re thrilled about the athleisure trend for men. It’s a style that is accessible, comfortable, and ultra-cool. Keep an eye out for this trend, and you won’t have to wait long to see it flaunted on your favorite athletes and Hollywood actors (and, if you’re inclined to copy it, we say go for it!). We’ve had a lot of fun putting together this athleisure look, and we hope you enjoy putting it together for yourself. Of course, there are many other pieces you could add to your wardrobe to make it even more casual and comfortable. And who knows?

3. Denim Jackets

There are plenty of different options for fashion-forward men to try out if you’re looking for a denim jacket and hoodie pairing that works well. And, when it comes to choosing a hoodie, the sky is the limit. As long as it’s stylish and fits your body type well, you could go with virtually any design you want. There are a lot of different denim jackets on the market, but after trying some on and doing careful research, we believe that the one from Levi’s is the best. It will match almost any black hooded sweatshirt out there.

4. Bomber Jacket

The trendiest piece in this urban outfit is undoubtedly a bomber with a hoodie. A style that’s trendy year-round. The comfortable, casual fit goes perfectly with a pair of dark blue jeans, and your feet will thank you for not wearing dressy shoes. The bomber jacket works just as well as it does with a polo shirt but adds flair to your everyday look. While the bomber jacket is still at the top of urban fashion trends, don’t be afraid to mix it up by pairing it with a hoodie in a classic color. With these two pieces, two items will relax you yet be stylish on any given day!

5. Shearling Jacket

You may never have thought of pairing a hoodie with a shearling jacket, but the exciting combination can create a comely winter look. To make it work for your wardrobe, we advise you to pair the two pieces in opposite colors to soften their respective appearances and avoid looking like you just stepped out of an episode of “OutDaughtered.” If you’re looking for one complete athleisure look, then you can make your hoodie and shearling jacket a part of it. Just remember to stay away from black and stick with softer shades for your other layers so that your outfit doesn’t appear monochromatic.

6. Leather Jacket

Leather jackets and hoodies are an excellent combination for layering in cold weather. When trying to stay coy on a chilly day, adding a generous layer under your leather jacket is a perfect way to stay cozy. If you want to make sure that your clothing layer is stylish, invest in a high-quality leather biker jacket. The combination of leather and denim is likely to be trending shortly, so it is worth noting this look. Get together everything you need and put on your layered look. Wear your leather jacket and a black hoodie to get the stern man look and feel. Toss in a pair of jeans to smooth things out or break the color block with a light grey tee.

7. Paired With a Coat

Essentially, the idea behind this look is to wear a coat over a piece of casual clothing. In this case, it’s a hoodie, which also isn’t typically worn as an outerwear piece. You can use a double-breasted coat to bridge the gap between the hoodie and more formal items like loafers and jeans. There are plenty of ways to style your jacket with a hoodie. The key is to choose a coat and a hoodie that work well together, based on the type of look you’re going to wear. For example, if you want to dress down a sharp leather or wool coat, you should opt for corduroy or synthetic option.

8. Tailoring

You don’t have to give up your love for streetwear to step into a suit once in a while, and there are plenty of ways to make tailoring more fun. One way is to try out unique, high-low combinations like what we just discussed. There’s no reason you can’t mix high and low elements—make sure that you keep options in mind that can help bridge the gap between them. Good luck! Much like with a jacket, the same rule of thumb applies when wearing a blazer over a hoodie: you should never cover up the zipper. Don’t hide it. Use the zipper as an accent.

9. Layered Look

The layered look and hoodie do require a good deal of taste. And this is because hoodies are not necessarily something meant to be worn as part of the formal or official dress. Hoodies can, but it won’t work for everyone. But, in looking at these examples, hopefully. You have a better idea of how to wear hoodies outside of the comfort of your home. By layering them over items that both complement and contrast to their form. And that is a must whenever you’re considering wearing hoodies out in public.

10. A Sweet Trousers

Overall, none of these outfit combinations are groundbreaking. However, a little thought and planning can go a long way. First, of course, if you prefer to have a little more fun with the dressier end of casual wear. The important thing is that your pants are clean and ironed, and your top is relatively intelligent – don’t try pairing your favorite Nike sweatpants with a polo shirt and calling it stylish, for example. Just be sure to get a zipped hoodie, lest you want to push the boundaries of smart and casual wear even further.


Now that you have all the information you may need to start matching your hoodie, I suggest heading to your closet and pulling out the one you’ve been eyeballing for so long. If it matches any of the outfits we’ve displayed here, then excellent. But if it doesn’t, don’t worry—that means now you can start looking for clothes that will match your favorite hoodie’s colors.

And if you still end up with a hoodie that won’t match anything, I suggest going online for some additions to complete your new outfit. Remember: the key to mastering this look is versatility, so limit yourself to buying no more than three articles of clothing per layer to ensure a wardrobe you can wear in a variety of situations.

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