Hey, we’re not going to deny it. Wearing a hoodie is the best thing in the whole world. It’s kind of like sitting by the fireplace on a snowy day while cuddling a puppy. Yes, hoodies are that good. They give us the comfort that we truly need after we bravely face the winter weather, making our daily caffeine-fueled trek to work, or even keeping us comfy as we hustle from home.
For sure, if there’s any time that you need that kind of comfort, it’s probably when your furiously typing away at your computer on Mondays or enduring your weekly Zoom meetings.
But before you head to the office in your favorite pullover or log on to your conference call, just remember there are a few rules for wearing a hoodie to work (even when you work from home) – the most important of which is: don’t look like a slob.
Here are 4 ways to style a hoodie, that will keep you both stylish and comfortable in the workplace:
Simple and sleek
Less can be more when it comes to wearing a hoodie for work. By utilizing basic quality pieces, you can create a comfortable and stylish look that took little to no time for you to put together.
It’s important to remember though, not to choose something oversized when you’re picking your hoodie for the workday (no matter how comfortable it may be). Fitted hoodies are the way to go in order to stay looking professional in the workplace. Pair it with a pair of nice, dark jeans, or even some sleek and trendy joggers and you are ready to take on whatever the day has for you. Be it leading a meeting or sitting at your desk.
Keep it Neutral
When styling a hoodie for work, think about going for a more monochromatic look. Meaning, focus on one color being your main color for your outfit. If you choose to only go with one color for your outfit, it’s a good rule of thumb to lean towards neutrals. Black, gray, and navy all make for excellent choices and will give a more formal edge to your favorite hoodie.
If you’re having trouble grasping monochromatic styling, don’t fret. It’s easier than it seems. For example, maybe your favorite hoodie is a black full-zip. With this, you can pair it with black fitted jeans, and a neutral t-shirt underneath, and have an incredibly stylish and work appropriate outfit.
Layering (like theotherbob_ pictured above) is a smart way to draw attention from the fact that you’re wearing a hoodie and towards the fact that you know how to style yourself. Hoodies look smart under denim jackets, as well as over a professional shirt or blouse. You can even pair a hoodie with your favorite office skirt or dress!
Layering a hoodie is perfect, not only because it can help create a professional look for work, but it can also keep you warm during the colder months of the year or when the weather is between seasons.
Add an accessory
With something as simple and casual as a hoodie, adding an accessory can elevate your outfit for the workplace. Accessories are a great way to add in some more personal style especially if you are wanting to keep your base outfit clean and simple.
As well as a way to add a final touch to your outfit, accessories also function as some added warmth for those, especially cold days.
So add on your favorite baseball cap, beanie, scarf or oversized bag, and finish off your look! You can find the perfect accessories to pair with your workplace outfit here.
If you want to show off your own personal style, without adding extra accessories, you can add some interest with some simple DIY tricks. A clean and simple graphic can really elevate a hoodie, by adding visual interest to your outfit.
Need help putting your own design on a hoodie? Check out this blog post for tips on how to make your own design come to life.
You work hard every day. Being uncomfortable in your clothes is just one more distraction and one more productivity killer. Step up your hoodie game, and you’ll be looking and feeling great day in and day out of the office. Heads up: hoodies are super addictive, so stock up! Don’t say we didn’t warn you…