When the halls and classrooms are feeling a little chilly, whether it's from blasting AC or the cooler fall season, kids and teens will need an extra layer to keep them warm. Hoodies are a favorite among kids and adults over crew neck sweaters or cardigans. While cardigans are fashionable this back-to-school season, in and out of the classroom, hoodies are more casual and usually thicker. How to choose a hoodie is important when building up your back-to-school wardrobe because you want to get one that shows off your personality while also being versatile. There are two different types of hoodies, zip-up and pullovers, both of which come in a variety of styles. Sleeveless hoodies are perfect for spring and fall, when you want to show off the shirt you're wearing underneath.
How boys and girls wear hoodies are different from each other. While most guys go for the comfort factor, girls usually go for style, fit and design. Most hoodies are usually loose fitted and have a cotton outer shell; the inside shell can be lined with cotton, fleece, wool blends or fur. Women's and juniors' hoodies are designed to be more slimming and fitted.