Fashion People Are Low-Key Making This "Frumpy" Item Look Cool—Here's Proof

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With loungewear and all manner of comfy attire taking on new importance in 2020, there are a number of loungewear staples I never thought I'd consider being rather chic until now. Along with the joggers and sweats that experiencing a worldwide comeback, hoodies are the item I'm most surprised by. To be honest, I always wrote them off as being too "frumpy" to ever look chic, but as fashion people are recently proving to me, the comfy layering piece is far more versatile and stylish than it once appeared to me to be.

Droves of stylish women are getting very creative with their hoodies, putting together outfits that are both on-trend, comfy, and in some cases, downright polished. Since comfort and looking cool are always important (but perhaps even more so in the present moment), we rounded up the best recent looks to illustrate the many hoodie possibilities.

Keep scrolling to see how to wear a hoodie according to the outfits we're into and shop the pieces to re-create each look.

Hoodie + Leather Trousers + Strappy Heels
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I love this look because the leather pants add a sleek and edgy vibe that instantly updates even the most basic plain hoodie and work as a canvas for on-trend accessories like strappy sandals, or if you're a street style star, the newest Bottega Veneta bag.

Hoodie + Blazer Dress + Knee Boots
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Hoodies can—and should—be worn layered underneath structured outerwear like blazers and blazer dresses to give them a more relaxed feel.

Hoodie + Coordinating Suit
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The ultimate blend of cool comfort and work-approved polish is this combination of a hoodie and a tailored pantsuit. Try this out and I promise your most stylish coworker and your boss will both be impressed.

Colorful Sweatsuit + Tonal Jacket
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Going for that all-over comfy vibe? We love a coordinating sweatshirt (especially one in a fun color) and think that layering a long jacket or coat on top is the key to making it street style–approved.

Hoodie + Leather Pants + White Heels
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Another leather pants look? I know, I wasn't going to include this one for fear of being repetitive, but it's just such a chic and current way to style a hoodie, so this look deserves some airtime.

Beige Hoodie + Beige Blazer + Beige Trousers
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When in doubt, go tonal. Neutrals like tan and beige naturally look more expensive, so if you're looking for that elevated hoodie vibe, you can't go wrong with these palettes.

Grey Hoodie + Black Trousers + Classic Sneakers
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Combine tailored pieces with a hoodie to ensure the look still feels sophisticated and finish it off with classic white sneakers.

Hoodie + Printed Jeans + Square-Frame Sunglasses
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I saved my favorite look for last because what could be more fun than styling your comfiest hoodie with your most uplifting tie-dye printed jeans?

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