Once an anti-fashion item more often associated with hoodlums, hooded tops have been elevated far beyond their stereotypical image over the past several years. They’re now an item of glamour, as suitable for a dinner date as they are for a fashion-friendly office. Ironically, these days when you pair a hooded top with casual jeans and a pair of trainers, it automatically adds an upmarket feel and a distinctly stylish vibe to the entire ensemble. I’m coveting one in cashmere and another in silk. Here are just some of the stylish hooded tops that will work seamlessly with the rest of your AW wardrobe.
I love the A-line cut of this piece and the cropped style. It works beautifully with wide-leg trousers, though I’d pair it with a polo neck rather than a zipped sweater.
Nautical always look chic. Pairing a hoodie with a smart blazer creates a good balance between smart and laid-back cool.
This wool-blend cardigan has a straight cut which works really well with midi skirts for smart wear. The earthy green shade will pair beautifully other autumnal shades such as burgundy, mustard and charcoal.
The neat fit of this zip-front cardigan adds elegance to the traditional hoodie. It looks smart but in an understated way.
Choosing a hoodie with an unexpected texture adds personality to your look. I love the combination of sateen (especially the ribbon detailing) and cotton in this Zara piece.