Rejoice, for the time has come to wear your hoodies. Hoodies have always been one of those items of clothing that no one takes seriously as a piece of “fashion” – often reserved for sick days, sad days or days within which The Notebook is watched. Hoodies are like this weird comfort blanket with a sewn-in kangaroo pouch and a sewn-in hat (the hood) and once the hood’s up you’re in a tiny ball of comfiness. Now is the time to take your hoodie seriously – you’re hoodie has graduated now, it’s ready to start its adult life so you have to treat it like one. Here’s the good news: you can now wear your hoodie in public and people will think you’re trendy. The bad news: your high school leavers hoodie or your uni sports team hoodie won’t cut it. Did you think it was going to be that easy?
Arguably, this trend has been brought into the fashion spotlight by the likes of Vetements and maybe even Kanye can be blamed too or the general rise in Athleisure. Your hoodie doesn’t have to be Vetements for you to pull this look off, your hoodie just has to be cool and appropriately sized. When I’m talking about sizing I mean you have to get adventurous with it- get few sizes bigger and wear it as a dress, get your actual size and wear it with shorts or jeans or even one size bigger for a baggier fit with a Wolford Fatal Dress worn as a skirt.
Now for finding a hoodie cool enough. I’m kind of obsessed with Anti Social Social Club which is this super cult brand, that’s always sold out 🙄 (they recently re-stocked!). I literally have notifications for the brand’s account so I don’t miss new products and funnily enough I still manage to do so 😒. They had this super cool green bomber with the Anti Social Social Club lettering on the back of which only 6 were made…missed it.
Another super cool brand is, close your ears kids, Fuck Art Make Tees (F.A.M.T) which has cool phrases printed across simple hoodies like: “I’m not a rapper” (my personal fave) “All you need is less”, “Need Money, not friends” and “Think Pink, but don’t wear it” (on a pink hoodie), all with “Fuck Art Make Tees” printed on the inside of the hood. Again, cult, again, often sold out, again, Cassie has yet to own one because her fingers aren’t fast enough.
Be So Versailles.