Different Types of Hoodies for Back-to-School

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. 

Buying hoodies for school

When it comes to buying hoodies, you and your kids need to decide what type of hoodie you're shopping for. The first step in buying a hoodie is to choose between a zip-up and pullover hoodie. As the name suggests, pullover hoodies are ones you pull over your head like you would a t-shirt or polo shirt. Most often than not, you'll see a lot of university names and brand logos printed or embroidered across the chest of pull over hoodies. Of course, there are both pullover and zip-up hoodies that have other colorful designs as well.

Zip-up hoodies are hooded sweatshirts that zip in the front. This type of hoodie has become more and more popular because you can use zip-up hoodies as a layering element to your outfits, rather than being stifled with a high-neck, pullover sweatshirt. Wear a zip-up hoodie under a blazer or jacket for a layered casual yet rock star look. Boys or young men that wear hoodies under a jacket will look hip and fresh, catching the eyes of all the girls in his classes. Pair a leather jacket over your hoodie for a sleek stylish appearance. Girls and juniors can wear hoodies over casual blouses or maxi dresses to create dimension and juxtapose two different styles. Juniors can chic up their hoodie outfit with statement jewelry, unique handbags and cute booties, wedges or flats.

Hoodies, whether they're zip-ups or pullovers can be worn with many different outfits. When it comes to pants, hoodies are more often worn with jeans, but they can also be paired with yoga pants for juniors, and cargo shorts or dress pants for guys. However, keep in mind that hoodies usually "dress down" an outfit, so if you're giving a presentation at school, best to take off the hoodie and wear a cardigan or jacket if you're still cold. If you're student follows a school uniform, hoodies may not be allowed, but for before and after school get a hoodie in one of their school colors. Whether you're looking for a funky, fun and colorful hoodie with various designs or just a simple neutral color hoodie that will go with all of your outfits, keep in mind there are multiple ways to wear hoodies. 

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