Keep Your Hoodies at Home

17 Sep

Happy Monday, readers.

I’d like to take this forum to vent my deep confusion and concern over a growing trend. Over the last several weeks I have seen many girls/young women (figure, mid 40s and under) walking around town with perfectly nice outfits on. What’s the problem with that? Well, they seem to want to cover their nice outfits in hoodies. Now, I know yoga gear is the new standard for weekend wear but if you bother to invest money into seemingly nice clothes and then strut into an office please, please, please leave the hoodie/yoga jacket at home.

Think about it – if the short walk to work is your runway for the day, then why would you mask your coordinated self in something so dumpy and unpolished? Are you going to the grocery store or are you going to work? If you are a professional, working woman I ask that you leave the hoodie at home and wear it to  Whole Foods as appropriate (or gasp – maybe even the gym). Confused over what you could potentially wear instead of your hoodie? Here are a few ideas – many of which are casual and useful outside of the office:

Capes/Ponchos – I wear my Minnie Rose Ruana often (I have three…). Capes are stylish and soft and asymmetrical and NOT a hoodie

Trenches – Lightweight and perfect, trench coats are perfect for fall – go for color if you find the beige too boring

Cardis – For the warmer fall days, cardigans and wraps work well. Remember that layering can look professional (layer with tailored pieces – that’s the key!)

Blazers and Jackets – I love, love, love blazers and similarly structured jackets. What’s not to love? Regardless of what you spend, it’s easy to look chic. Some of my go-tos are Tory Burch, J. CrewBCBG,  Loft and even Forever 21

Add some of these items to your fall shopping list if you don’t see any in your closet. And please, give that hoodie a rest.

Wink,

Style Girl

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One Response to “Keep Your Hoodies at Home”

  1. Elizabeth @ HobbyLobbyist October 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    I love the Minnie Rose Ruana– It’s a much more sophisticated option than a cardigan.

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