Fashionable Sweats: How to Dress Up Your Hoodies

I always make sure to look my best when I go out in public; as my fashion idol Coco Chanel once said, “you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.”

However if you see me in my natural habitat at home, that’s another story: hoodies, man-sweats, no makeup (I sometimes feel bad for my apartment mates who have to see the true bum I am…)

But the best part about dressing up and bumming is that I love finding ways to do both: dressing up my sweats or making my daytime outfits feel like sweats, I need to feel comfortable in my own clothes. That idea led me to this new look: a fashionable hoodie outfit! Some simple tricks like making a hoodie more fitted and pairing with cute accessories transforms a regular  hoodie into a really cute and comfy outfit!

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Here are some tips in making your own hoodies more fashionable!

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1. Make your hoodies more fitted by tying it in the back with a rubber band or any hair tie  and tucking the tail underneath. I decided to make my hoodie  clinch my waist for a sharper look. This simple trick can turn any baggy hoodie into something more fitted!

2. Since I shortened my hoodie, I decided to wear a long cami underneath to balance it.

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3. To really dress up your hoodie, add a leather jacket over! The leather jacket gives the whole look a more polished look but yet, maintains a cool factor. I decided on a leather jacket with a bigger collar to balance my hood in the back. This peek-a-boo leather jacket is super cute and will go well with lots of hoodies!

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4. To make this outfit complete, ACCESSORIZE. Accessories will make this simple and plain outfit more polished and put-together. I first accessorized with fun Nike high-tops I got in China. You can also try Converse high tops or any cute sneakers! To make it even more fun, add some brightly colored socks; I wore bright pink ones!

Another accessory that is  a must with this outfit are earrings! Try to opt for some big and bold earrings!

Finally, add a cute purse as an accessory. I decided to go with a black & white purse to match my black&white Nikes.

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Et voila! A simple way of making a baggy hoody into a fashionable outfit! Now you can get the best of both worlds: being comfortable and being ready for that date with destiny.

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