ICYMI, I’m a hoodie advocate. I love ‘em. Always have, always will. They’re comfortable AF and never fail to make me feel as though I’m being snuggled by a loved one. Who would deny themselves the joy of wearing a permanent hug? Not this gal.
Despite this unwavering love for the humble hoodie, I have struggled in the past to make them look chic and not as if I’d just rolled off the couch and onto the streets. Luckily for moi, the *fash* gods recently intervened. Over the past few months, I’ve been noticing (and luving) how brands are bringing loungewear back into the *fash* world with a bang (here’s looking at you Daisy, Vetements, YEEZY, and Helmut Lang).
Thanks to this intervention from the higher powers, I no longer feel self-conscious leaving the house wearing my no.1 hugger. A true miracle. But look, if you’re not quite ready to deep dive into the Great Hoodie Trend Of 2018, I get it, and I have prepared some additional in-between weather warmer suggestions accordingly. Perhaps a classic grey sweater to take you back to your childhood, or a neutral coloured cardigan to channel your inner grandmother? Whatever it is you’d feel more comfortable and le chic in, I’ve made a little edit of my favourite casual but cool sweaters for you to pick from below. Ur welcome.
Sweaters are a no brainer, with a classic silhouette that will keep you snug as a bug or cool as a cucumber. Real talk tho: grab a black one and you will never not look sharp. A grey one, on the other hand, will bring you closer to becoming Kanye (if that’s what you’re into). And you’d be remiss not to invest in a a red one, because, well, french. Hot tip: I prefer men’s sweaters as I find they have a nice round neckline with a ticket collar.
My picks are: this Holiday The Label hoodie for when you’re feeling #fun, this Eckhaus Latta Logo sweater for when you’re feeling #fashion, this American Apparel Unisex Fleece for when you’re feeling #functional, and this Base Range bad boy when you’re feeling all of the above at once.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again—cardigans are back in full force (no doubt) and, look, we couldn’t be more #stoked about it. They’re perfect layered on top of a slip dress, or with a pair of your favey denim booty huggers. I am v lucky, and had the most amazing vintage cropped cardigans passed down to me from my grandmother. But you’re also v lucky, because I’ve managed to find the new and updated version by Organic by John Patrick. He also does a range of ribbed cardigans which are just simply to *die* for. Evidence below.
I’m pretty tight knit with tight knits. I’m a believer that if you decide to go loose on the bottom (palazzo pants, suit pants, boyfriend jeans), then you MUST wear tight on top. Hence why I feel so strongly about tight knits, and in particular that they are the perfect jumper for these confusing in-between seasons. Organic by John Patrick has done it again (bow down), and come up with the ~goodz~ for you and me. How about a royal blue one (so topical)? Or a neon yellow one to spice up yo lyf? This Base Range one is also super kawaii.
Look, I probably love an oversized knit as much as I do a tight one. I’m just a knit kinda gal, you know? Same as with hoodies, these guys are just a big ol’ snuggle fest. Ganni nail the oversized knit every single time winter rolls around, IMO. I love this one of theirs, this hot pink one too. This Eckhaus Latta red and white knit, on the other hand, is the definition of fleeky.