The "Boring" Basic That Makes Any Outfit Look Cool

Winter may be coming to an end soon, but that doesn't mean we'll be letting go of our hooded sweatshirts just yet. If you're facing the East Coast snow, they're a go-to essential to keep warm. Even in places like L.A., girls are relying on them for easy layering when the weather gets a little bit chilly. I love regular crewnecks, but there's an element to hoodies that just makes your outfits look 10x cooler in my opinion. Plus, they just feel cozier, don't you think?

While the market may have previously had a smaller selection of hoodies, the loungewear boom of 2020 also brought in a variety of cooler and more elevated designs to incorporate into your outfits. If you're still looking to add some comfy but cool pieces into your wardrobe, then you're in luck. Below, I've rounded up a variety of options of the "boring" basic for you along with outfit inspiration to help you create your next look.  

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@kristenmarienichols

Elevate your hoodie with a pair of matching sweatpants, a chic coat, and sneakers. I think I'll be using this as my 2021 uniform.

If you own or are on the lookout for a graphic hoodie, they're easier to style than you think. Just pair with jeans and fun accessories and you're good to go.

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@chloepierreldn

Who said hoodies had to be reserved only for the winter? Channel your inner Princess Diana with a pair of biker shorts—bonus points if they're matching. 

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@mariaalia

Sometimes, all you need is a solid-colored oversize hoodie to feel cocooned in, and that's okay. 

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@kristengracelam

When in doubt, you can always rely on a pair of shorts or leggings and your favorite sweatshirt. 

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