I get a lot of queries from you ladies as to how to style a hoodie under a jacket or coat in a way that doesn’t make you resemble a 14 year-old boy, and while I don’t think that takes into account how stylish many 14 year-old boys actually are, I get it. But check out the woman pictured here: her look is a little too fashion-week-zushed for me to totally sign off on, but she does make that hoodie look just as polished as every other piece she’s wearing—which isn’t not an accomplishment. How does she do it? By making sure the hoodie isn’t too oversized or boxy to look unsophisticated layered under a blazer, and by choosing one that’s similar, color-wise, to her blazer (though I’d pair a heather grey one with just about anything). I wouldn’t bother trying to tuck a hoodie in, though—who does that?
I love Kule’s relaxed, easy, super-cheery vibe, and was so excited to see that they’ve partnered with Madewell. I’m less thrilled with the prices of some of the items, which seem high, but having said that, I must also say that there’s some great stuff to be had (and that isn’t too splurgy), like this hoodie, with its striped cuffs and sentiment for our time on the front.
This denim jacket is nicely oversized, and lined with a removable striped fleece vest—genius.
I’d layer this rugby shirt over a turtleneck, and maybe size up so it’s nice and slouchy.
There are few things I adore than animal prints punctuated by stripes, like on this adorable beanie.
Likewise, this silk bandana, which I’d wear around my neck with a button-down, like I’ve seen certain stylish women do.
I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.