It’s all good in the hood(ie)

If you haven’t already, its time to start thinking about your Autumn/Winter wardrobe. Yes, its “just” clothes, but as Kanye West once said “sweaters are f***ing important”.

Autumn is officially here (does jig and claps hands). My absolute favourite season, for countless reasons. Pumpkin spice lattes, timberland boots, woolly hats, cold noses, Halloween, comfort food, leaves crunching under your feet when you go for a walk (and the adrenaline rush that comes with not knowing what’s under said leaves, but stepping on them anyway), the colours, soup, hot chocolate and ultimately because like Kanye, I love a sweater.

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Pumpkin Spice Latte: 1 shot espresso, 1-2 shots routin pumpkin spice syrup (to taste), frothy hot milk & top with whipped cream and cinnamon powder.

Another great part of Autumn, fashion week. With New York just culminating and London upon us, I am in my element. This year there are some stand out trends. Glitter (covered in my last post All that glitters…),  neon, gingham (yes you will be wearing it, mark my words) and the humble hoodie.

Thats right, the hoodie has made it onto the main stage and I couldn’t be happier. As you all now know how I feel about sweaters, it won’t come as a surprise that if you stick a hood on one I will be overjoyed.

No longer reserved for those youths aspiring to gain their first ASBO that you see in the tabloids or for those “I’m too tired to function and won’t be leaving the house” days. Hoodies have become glam, paired with luxe fabrics such as satin they featured heavily on the runways. The hoodie can do it all. It is comfortable, forgiving, functional and now stylish- how rare is it to find a trend that ticks these boxes?

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From to clockwise: VFiles show (Getty images), Tommy Hilfiger (image source Unknown), Lacoste, Public School (both edited.com)

I mean seriously, any problem can be solved by this wonder garment. Bloated from indulging in too much pumpkin spice/Halloween chocolate/comfort food? Hoodie. Light, autumnal rain but not cold enough for a heavy duty coat? Hoodie. Too windy for an umbrella? Hoodie. Want to be on trend but can’t justify sacrificing comfort? Hoodie. Bad hair day? Hoodie. I could go on.

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Celebrity collaborations: Rihanna x Puma & Gigi x Tommy Hilfiger (both steptostyle.com)

Of course there have been some tweaks to the hoodie as you know it. The style should be oversized. Throw in a cropped sleeve for extra style points. Wear it with fitted tailoring to avoid looking too casual. And maybe it’s just me, but I would avoid orange:

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From fanpop.com

The retro vibe remains on trend. Old school hoodies with brand emblems emblazoned across them are on point. To achieve the oversized look I recommend sizing up. Also, don’t be afraid to explore the men’s range. Please see below for my top high street hoodies:

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My top buys from this trend (details below)

Voided oversized hooded sweat £30 @ASOS.com.

Bones oversized cropped sleeve sweat £28 @ASOS.com.

Femfest pink sweat by Criminal Damage x Manta £65 @ASOS.com.

Yeezy for President sweatshirt £8.95 (sale item) @ROMWE.com.

Black cropped sleeve oversized sweat £12.89 (sale item) @ROMWE.com

Pink and Blue colour block sweat £14.32 (sale item) @ROMWE.com

Ivy Park by Beyoncé £32 @Topshop.com

Ellesse £45 @Ellesse.com

Other items mentioned:

(Pumpkin Spice Latte ingredients)

Spice it up: http://www.1883.com/en/product/rock/pumpkin-spice-1883

Serve it the right way: https://www.dolce-gusto.co.uk/latte-macchiato-glass

Olympic withdrawal? Use Brazil inspired limited edition espresso: https://www.nespresso.com/uk

Feature image from: pcwallart.com

 

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