I always see those women on the street who have nonchalantly thrown on a hoodie with a pair of jeans, Converse high-tops and a blazer and somehow look damn cool. (I'm looking at you, Kaia Gerber.) Well, needless to say, I am not one of those people, and I have never managed to feel good heading out in a hoodie. My low-effort outfit is more of a chunky men's jumper and Chelsea boots sort of situation.
You can imagine my surprise, then, when a jumper trend emerged this season which tempted me to buy a hoodie. There might not be anything obviously different about the knitted hoodie in contrast to the sweater fabric of classic styles, but somehow they offer the sporty style a softer edge, which is easier to wear with polished separates. Who What Wear's Emma Spedding appeared in the office a few weeks ago wearing a chic suit with a knitted blue hoodie layered underneath, and she looked fab.
Rendered in everything from fine merino and chunky knit to the softest cashmere and fluffy mohair, there are so many grown-up spins on the hoodie right now. Most people make like Emma and pair theirs with tailored trousers, while others have gone all out and styled theirs with matching knitted trackies à la Stacey Dooley. It's fair to say loungewear has never looked so luxe. Scroll down to see how our fave influencers are wearing theirs, and shop the best knitted hoodies around now.