Fashion is something that has evolved with times. The trends are always changing and revolving. Some basic daily wear of the nineteenth century can be a part of the spring collection 2020. Fashion knows no bounds and there are no hard and fast rules in it.
Trends can be surprising. One time it can promote beige and simple whites and earthy tones, another moment it can go all glittering and glistening. The best part about indulging in fashion is that nothing is ever over, you never know when shoulder pads might become a trend again. However, there are some constants, some all-time favorites that can never go out of style anywhere in the world. One of them being, the much-loved, Hoodies!
These iconic, humble masterpieces of the fashion industry are in for the long haul because they have been through eras and ages. They are here to stay as they are no new-day invention. These garments have had many forms since a whopping three-thousand years.
A hoodie has many forms which can be found everywhere. If you take a look in the printed recollections of the Ancient Greece and Rome, you can see scholars donning them. In the middle age, monks used to wear cape-like garments with hoods attached to them. By the 17th century, women, trying to stay anonymous would wear them. They are so popular that the infamous, grim reaper is also seen with a hood.
The hoodie finally in the modern day world was reincarnated as a sweatshirt with a hood with a drawstring. Some came with a pouched pocket. They were first introduced by Knickerbocker Knitting Company in the 1930s, they were mainly manufactured to keep the athletes warm. Later it was rather speedily adopted by the working-class, considering their comfort and durability. Then came the fashionable 80’s, the era of pop, hip hop, the original Walkman and the original street style urban looks. This is exactly when the youth adopted the hoodie culture and it has remained this way ever since.
The hoodie has changed the course of fashion. They are no longer just garments you wear in the winters and fall. They have evolved to be worn any time of the year. Many popular business associates and entrepreneurs are seen wearing it, defying convention and changing the monotonous office culture. Hoodie can entered and changed the way the world perceives power. The higher the authority the more casual they dress.
What makes Hoodie a perfect piece of garment? May be it’s the warmth or the protected feel of it. Mostly because of the sense of anonymity it gives. Once you have the hood on, you are in your zone. Psychologically, people might be feeling strong and confident because of it. One of the major reasons people love it is because of the feeling of oneness it gives. You can call it your group, your clan or your crew. No wonder it is a matter of a much heated debate about its origin.
Partying in tuxedos, long-sleeved shirts or collared Polos are outdated now. This is also because a hoodie is a perfect blend of casual and upbeat style. It is the new cool. But there are some things that you need to know when opting for a hoodie at a party.
- Go for a pullover hoodie, not a zip-up one.
- Unless it is a party with a bunch of close friends at a not-so-exclusive club, do not go for printed hoodies.
- Be aware of the kind of party you are about to attend. Dress accordingly.
Of course this means, there is an added pressure to look the best while you are in a hoodie. One needs to look stylish and the fashion sense should be on point. Here are ways to look your best in a hoodie this New Year’s party-
The Casual Look
Never underestimate the power of an understated look. It’s a given that a hoodie will make you look different and really cool. Pair it with a denim jacket. Just pick your blue and pair it with a perfect grey hoodie and black skinny jeans and sneakers. It can never go wrong.
The Star of the Party Look
It is a New Year’s party, start your fresh year with a dapper look. The one that takes risk. Carefully color co-ordinate and pick a fabulous hoodie and pair it with an uber-cool bomber jacket. Wear denim jeans and sneakers with a hint of bling. This look has Hit written all over it.
Back to the Classics Look
You can always be what a hoodie originally represents. The early street-grunge style. Wear a baggy hoodie and jeans. Keep your hair ruffled. Think of yourself a free-style graffiti artist. Add some bling to your look. If you carry the look, add a cap. Pair it with casual white sneakers and you are good to rock the party.
The Formal yet Informal Look
It is totally understandable that you are at a party and you have your seniors with you. It is a casual party but you don’t want to go overboard with your fashion sense. Play safe and go for the neutral colors. Black is perfect for both the moods. Wear a quality black branded hoodie. Pair it with an overcoat or a leather jacket, good pair of dark-colored jeans and earthy-toned ankle boots. Wear a watch. The best of both worlds is right here in this look.
“Making a statement” Look
You can either make a statement by dressing yourself well or quite literally make a statement. There is something better than a hoodie. A hoodie with words! Speak your mind with custom-made hoodies with words or dialogues written all over it. If you like bling, there are words sewed with sequins.
The world of fashion has so much to offer. Have fun with your look.
Michelle is the Editor & Author at Hoodie Lab. She loves to write about the latest trends & tips of the fashion industry.