Though it seems unlikely when you take a peek into my wardrobe nowadays; during my formative years I adhered to one style of clothing that I referred to as tomboy chic, which consisted of oversized sweatshirts coupled with Chuck Taylor’s and cargo pants. Though those days are mostly behind me, there is still a bit of tomboy chic lurking underneath my current style; so you can imagine how thrilled I was to see sporty couture storm the Spring / Summer 2012 runways in the form of track jackets, rugby stripes, nylon materials, and, my personal favorite, Women’s Hoodies.
While I adore everything related to the sporty trend; presently, my wardrobe staples include cutoff denim shorts, sky-high wedge sandals, dark wash skinny jeans, flowy tank tops, and oversized accessories – items that I cannot live without, and which don’t truly make the ‘sporty’ cut. My solution? Hoodies.
I’ve found that a sporty hoodie is the perfect juxtaposition to a chicer look; creating a seamless pairing that gives you a splash of athleticism whilst maintaining sophistication.
For Sunday Brunch last week I paired a bright Zip Up Hoodie with cutoff denim shorts, Espadrille Wrapped Heels, oversized sunglasses, and a messy topknot; earlier in the week I wore a Long Hoodie tunic-style over simple black leggings with boots (it was a particularly cold June day) and a long necklace; and for a recent evening hangout sesh at the beach with my besties, I paired my skinny jeans with a Quilted Hoodie Jacket (which featured Varsity detailing) for an unfussy look that was cute and casual.
In my wardrobe, hoodies have taken on the same form of versatility as the denim jacket. How do you style your hoodies?
Thanks to FabSugar for the picture.
FTC Disclosure: This is a post written in partnership with JD Sports; however, all opinions expressed therein are my own.