There’s no denying the hoodie has claimed a special spot in the heart of fashion’s athleisure obsession. The thing is, hoodies don’t always look great automatically. You need to consider the way you style it, making sure to elevate what can easily turn into a look that feels distinctly neglected.

SpreeMAN AW18 Hoodie

There are many ways to elevate your hoodie. For the transition season, knot the ends of the sleeves together and sling it over your chest as you would a waist bag. For colder days, just add said waist bag. Adding a really great (bold) sneaker is another easy effective option.

Come winter, there’s another styling trick that takes preference over all others. It dominated the streets at Paris Menswear Fashion Week in Jan, and it’s very simple. Layer your hoodie under a jacket or coat.

 

Toughen up

SpreeMAN AW18 Hoodie

Make like Off-White designer Virgil Abloh and layer your hoodie under a structured denim jacket for added structure. Take things one step further and make that a doodle jacket for added streetwear statement appeal.

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Contrast colours

SpreeMAN AW18 Hoodie

If the hoodie is a bold block colour, opt for a crisp grey coat or jacket that doesn’t clash.

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Contrast Rib Hoody Red | STYLE REPUBLIC

STYLE REPUBLIC
R249
Faro Wool Coat Dark Grey | Only & Sons

Only & Sons
R1699
Dench Jacket Charcoal | Dissident

Dissident
R870R1299

 

Make it fashion

SpreeMAN AW18 Hoodie

Partially hide your logo under a structured coat or jacket in check or cool camel. That air of formality instantly gives your hoodie an added sense of luxury.

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Kick it

SpreeMAN AW18 Hoodie

The right pair of sneakers will pull it all together. The best part? It’ll work without the jacket too.

If you’re still not convinced you’ve found the right hoodie, consider the Row Sweat from Jack & Jones. Its graphic lines feel fresh and modern, with a mix of bold and subtle colouring that’s not too over the top or low key. The V line will widen your shoulders and look great under a jacket or out in the open. It’s ready for anything.

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Row Sweat Hood Black | JACK & JONES

JACK & JONES
R749
Row Sweat Hood Dark Grey | JACK & JONES

JACK & JONES
R749
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