Oh April, why so fickle? I thought you were ‘in like a lion, out like a lamb,’ but it’s almost May and you’re still roaring. It’s been rainy, cold and generally miserable here in NYC since the weekend, and, well, I’m pretty much over it. Because I already put my winter clothes into storage (what can I say? I’m an optimist!), I’ve had to resort to layering up on my summer-weight sweaters just to stay warm.
A friend found himself in a similar conundrum on Sunday, texting me while out shopping for hoodies to supplement his summer wardrobe. We know I’m all for casual wear done right, so after doing some googling for him, I thought I’d share the results of my online window shopping with you.
I’m kind of in love with this hoodie - it’s knit and BOSS (which, is it just me, or should that word be totally brought back into the cultural conversation as a compliment? “You’re looking boss today, right on!”) and it has orange in it. Have I mentioned my love for the color orange here? I l-o-o-o-o-o-v-e orange. Depending on the formality of your office, you could definitely get away with this for day and then transition right to drinks out on the town with a lady friend.
In addition to stellar holiday advertising, Gap can also be counted on for perpetually solid active wear. This hoodie would look good in any color, paired with jeans and maybe a polo underneath it to pull it out of “Yes honey, I’ll be sure to clean the leaves out of the gutter today” territory.
This one from Brooklyn Industries is a little unconventional, and I like it that way:
The classic. Everyone should own this sweatshirt in gray. Yes, American Apparel is overpriced, and yes, everything about that store is kind of obnoxious. But whatever, this hoodie is totally boss (see what I did there??)
A note on how to wear it: if you’re layering your hoodie under a jacket, wear them the same way. That is, if you zip the hoodie up, button up your jacket too. If you’re unzipped, keep the jacket open too.