The hoodie is the fashion hero of living in lockdown. It has helped us lounge around our living room watching Netflix series. It has kept us cosy during winter when layered under our favourite jackets during morning walks. Let’s not forget how the hoodie has eased the pressure of dressing up at work, with everyone now free to wear whatever they want while working from home.
I only own two hoodies in my wardrobe right now. The first is a green over the head hoodie with kangaroo pockets. I wear it mostly under my puffer and overcoat. The second is one I purchased from Next many years ago. It is more of a leisurewear hoodie and only comes out of my drawer when I am exercising and need to go for a post-exercise walk. What I have come to realise is that my hoodie collection is abysmal and is overdue a refresh.
This season the hoodie has been updated in an array of seasonal textures. The traditional cotton jersey material has been replaced by leather, pile and wool to elevate the humble hooded top into a fashionable layering garment to wear during the winter period.
Here are the best winter hoodies to buy right now.
THE WOOL HOODIE
For the lazy days at home or when the weather is miserable, you need the right fabric to help you stay warm and cosy. A wool blend hoody is just that—style with matching pants to complete the look.
THE PILE HOODIE
Sometimes all you want to do is curl on the sofa with your duvet. The pile fabric can keep you warm and cosy without taking your duvet out from your bedroom.
THE LEATHER HOODIE
Loungewear doesn’t always have to be casual and laidback. With a leather update, you can make a fashion statement and express your style chops from the comfort of your own home. Style with leather joggers for a complete reimagining of the classic sweat look.
THE CASHMERE HOODIE
When it comes to keeping warm, no other fabric has a better resume than cashmere. Being significantly warmer than wool, cashmere is your ultimate hoodie fabric to help you stay warm during the colder months and maybe save the need to put the heating on so frequently.
What are some of your favourite winter hoodies?