Here is the combination that makes my sartorial world go around this time of year—and especially right this second, as it has been freezing out for mid-May, and when that kind of weather happens, layering up isn’t just a style proposition, but a necessity. This Nili Lotan hoodie is rather perfect—nice long sleeves, good crop, not-too-big front pockets—and might even be worth the cash if you are a dedicated hoodie-wearer.
Here’s one from Uniqlo that’s perfectly classic, exceptionally reasonably-priced, and available in a multitude of colors.
This quilted option is on the splurgy side, but I am a sucker for quilted everything. It’s also slightly bulky, so you’d need to layer it with a bigger jacket.
This one from Gap is nice and long and butt-covering.
This denim workwear jacket is just so very perfect: clean lines, spiff bracelet sleeves, and a nice off-white hue.
My friend Michelle says hoodies layered under blazers is “Very mid-aughts,” and I see her point, but we both agree it’s still a very good look. This Everlane blazer is such an excellent, chic blue, and the cotton-linen blend is great moving into summer.
An army green jacket with a slight bomber shape.
Your standard Levi’s denim jacket—but a bit oversized, which makes it ideal for layering.