I'm pretty much addicted to hoodies once the weather cools despite the fact that I rarely use the hood part. (I usually have an umbrella or a toque.) There's something about hoodies that just feels so cozy and comfortable. I spent many a chilly autumn or winter day in campus libraries studying and writing term papers while wearing a hoodie. I wore them layered over tees and tanks before and after salsa classes. They were perfect when I was working at the toystore, and now they're perfect as deadline time approaches at work and it's all I can do to drag myself out of bed in the morning, let alone worry about what I'm going to wear. In fact, I'm wearing a hoodie even as I write this blog post.
Hoodies have crossed the line from casual slob-wear to ubiquitous wardrobe item. Karen Von Hahn recently wrote an article for the Globe and Mail arguing that hoodies are the perfect aesthetic metaphor for the 21st century because they embody layered complexity. Nowadays you're just as likely to find luxe cashmere hoodies as you are screened, plain, or embellished versions. They've come a long way from varsity sweatshirts.
So, in honour of one of my favourite clothing items ever, here are some of my favourite hoodies.
Metallic skyline hoodie, Forever 21, $19.80
2 B Free blue orchid hoodie, Bluefly, $90
Tokidoki cactus girl hoodie, Emoda, $99
Pink butterfly hoodie, Forever 21, $19.80
Patch pocket sweater hoodie, Old Navy, $29.50