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What’s hot and cold at the same time? Hoodies are of course. They’ll keep you warm and cozy during the cold weather and also help you have a ‘cool’, fresh look during the warm weather, although you might feel a little hot under the collar with our tropical climate. It’s not hard to fall in love with hoodies, and they’re the perfect outfit for you, whether working from home or when you’re out and about. If you’ve been wondering if hoodies are for you or not, we have a few points that you might want to consider.
They’re perfect for cold weather, and cold offices
There’s nothing nicer than curling under a blanket during a rainy day, but that’s a luxury we can’t always afford even while working from home. Why not wear a large-sized hoodie instead, with soft wool that envelops your body to give you that similar feeling, even while you’re busy at work, so you can have the best of both worlds. If your office has an air conditioner working at full blast throughout the day, it’s quite easy to feel the chills. If the dress code in your workplace permits, this could be a great chance to use your hoodie and bring a piece of that cozy warmth while you’re working as well.
They’re the perfect outfit both indoors and out - doors
Hoodies are a truly functional piece of clothing which can be worn almost anywhere. Sometimes, we all want to be a couch potato and laze all day. Wearing a hoodie is a great way to invite that cozy atmosphere you need to relax. Hoodies are also great when you’re out and about, be it a morning jog or that first date. Hoodies are also very easy to pair with your existing outfits. You have to try really hard in order to have a wardrobe malfunction while wearing a hoodie. Whether it be shorts, jeans, or even office slacks and a shirt, you won’t have a hard time pairing it up with a hoodie in order to bring out that extra flavour in your outfit. Wear it zipped up or even hanging open to expose that cool t-shirt, you’ll be spoilt for choice. They truly are a very versatile piece of clothing.
Great for the rain
No one wants to get stuck outside in the rain without an umbrella when you have places to go and don’t want to be drenched throughout the day. If you happen to get caught in the rain, your hoodie could provide some welcome cover from the rain until you can find proper shelter. It also works as great outerwear to protect your outfit when in the rain as well, although how effective it’s going to be will depend on the material used to make your hoodie. Synthetic fibres will be more waterproof than natural fibres of course.
What are you waiting for?
It’s true that a hoodie might not be the best choice during warm weather, I can’t recommend you enough to have one in your wardrobe, ready to be suited on during those colder months, and those rainy days. If you live in the more mountainous regions of the country, where it’s a lot colder, you can truly appreciate the warmth and fashion versatility every day. Choose a couple of hoodies with designs you like and try out ways to mix and match them with your wardrobe. What are you waiting for?