The Most Fashionable Thing You Could Wear Right Now? A Hoodie

At London Fashion Week, JW Anderson proved that this wardrobe staple is anything but basic.

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by Hannah Banks-Walker |
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Trust Jonathan Anderson to make even the most historically basic of clothes into something entirely new. But, as always, that's exactly what he did with his latest collection for his eponymous label. For spring/summer 2024, it was the turn of the hoodie to receive the JW Anderson treatment, cementing the fact that, at the moment, designers are preoccupied with this most basic of items.

JW Anderson SS24

In all fairness, Anderson's take on the hoodie was anything but basic. His invitations came in the form of a block of blue playdough, which appeared to be the inspiration for the first looks on the catwalk – the hunched hoodies which appeared looked as thought they'd been moulded from the same material.

Anderson said he wanted to put 'playfulness in pragmatism', which explains why he also paired light, slouchy blue hoodies with incredible woven skirts embellished with rhinestones – subverting the very idea of 'dressing up' and what that means.

JW Anderson SS24

Of course, SS24 feels like a long way away but there was a designer championing hoodies for the upcoming autumn/winter 2023 season, too.

At Miu Miu, the jewel-encrusted knickers may have caught everyone's attention but we were drawn to the hoodies, worn by multiple models.

Miu Miu Ready Autumn/Winter 2023
Miu Miu Autumn/Winter 2023 ©Getty

While the skirt-off-sick ethos isn't going anywhere, according to Miu Miu, it's the top half we're taking note of for our everyday uniforms. A T-shirt and plain knit layered with a zip-up grey hoodie and jacket is so easy to imitate. And with reports suggesting that this winter will be one of the coldest yet, we'll all be grateful of the added layers.

Since lockdown, when hoodies were the only thing we all wanted to wear, the hoodie has been enjoying something of a style renaissance. Most recently, Ken's slogan hoodie caused another viral moment for Barbie, while the corset hoodie was the unexpected talking point of Coachella.

How To Style A Hoodie

Unzip Under A Leather Jacket With Jeans

Street style wearing hoodie

Miu Miu championed the simple grey zip-up hoodie, as did the style insiders. This off-duty model wore hers under an oversized leather jacket with baggy jeans and New Balance trainers – simple, yet so effective.

Wear As A Top With A Skirt

Street style wearing hoodie

Influencer Emili Sindlev chose to wear a bold oversized style as a top, and we love how she's made the look feel polished by adding a flaring midi skirt and popping pumps.

Team With A Fun Co-Ord

Street style wearing hoodie

Instead of wearing a basic vest top or tee under a skirt and jacket co-ord, make like this street-styler and wear a hoodie. It gives a cool twist on a smarter look.

Add A Waistcoat Over The Top

Street style wearing hoodie

Showing how to make a hoodie still look luxe, this show-goer chose to wear a classic black hoody under a tailored waistcoat. See, a hoodie isn't just reserved for activewear.


SHOP: Best Hoodies

H&M, Zip Hoodie1 of 9

H&M, Zip Hoodie

You can't go wrong with a black hoodie. No doubt you'll want to layer this under a blazer, over dresses or as an additional layer under jackets.

H&M, Oversized Hoodie2 of 9

H&M, Oversized Hoodie

This classic oversized hoodie at H&M also comes in six other colours – including classic black and navy or bold pink and green. Take your pick!

Pangaia, Wide Zip Hoodie3 of 9
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Pangaia, Wide Zip Hoodie

Pangaia has some of the best hoodies around, trust us, they're such good quality.

Sporty & Rich, Iman Embroidered Cashmere Hoodie4 of 9
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Sporty & Rich, Iman Embroidered Cashmere Hoodie

There's no doubt about it, a cashmere hoodie is elite. And yes, we also want the matching joggers for the full cosy ensemble.

Monki, Pink Zip-Up Drawstring Hoodie5 of 9
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Monki, Pink Zip-Up Drawstring Hoodie

Hoodies always look good oversized and this one comes in sizes XXS-XXL, so make sure to size up.

GAP, Vintage Soft HiLow Hoodie6 of 9

GAP, Vintage Soft HiLow Hoodie

GAP hoodies make us feel nostalgic, and they're back in a big way (along with everything else from the '00s).

Ganni, Cutout Printed Recycled-Shell Hoodie7 of 9
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Ganni, Cutout Printed Recycled-Shell Hoodie

Fresh from Ganni's new sportswear collection, this logo hoodie made from recycled materials is a winner.

Loewe, Oversize Hoodie8 of 9

Loewe, Oversize Hoodie

Celebrities have already been seen wearing this Loewe hoodie, and we expect to see it a lot this year.

Canada Goose, Holton Hoody9 of 9

Canada Goose, Holton Hoody

This timeless hoodie in super soft merino wool is guaranteed to keep you cosy. In four different neutral hues, you'll be able to wear them on heavy rotation no matter your plans.

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