The Fashions and Designs of Women’s Hoodies

Today’s hoodies for women are far from the baggy, shapeless and predominantly black items we have been used to seeing on teenage boys. Now there are womens hoodies in all the top designer ranges, in a rainbow of colors and a multitude of stunning designs. There is no excuse for any woman to not have a hoodie or two in her wardrobe.

There are hoodies in velour, silk and cashmere. Juicy Couture makes a whole range, with and without logos in short or long sleeves, including a style with a peplum. Kritik make some bright terry hoodies which team with matching shorts as beach and vacation wear and Pencey make a faux fur hoodie which is positively elegant.

One of the hottest designs at the moment is the Kamikaze womens hoodie by Ed Hardy. Ed Hardy’s designs are celebrity favorites and can be seen on Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears and Ashley Tisdale. Online urban fashion stores stock all the well-known brands.

Bench makes a beautiful soft grey cashmere mix hoodie with cutaway shoulders and Diesel has an attractive lightweight hoodie with crochet trim.

A fresh idea in womens hoodies is hoodie dresses. These are just a longer length version of a pull on hoodie, though usually with short sleeves, in soft jersey fabric that can be worn as a mini dress. Worn over opaque tights or slim fitting jeans tucked into slouch boots these hoodie dresses are a fashionable addition to a young woman’s wardrobe.

Among the newest bejeweled hoodies, as worn by Paris Hilton, are those of the Twisted Heart brand. Fantasia is a richly embellished hoodie with the gothic looking heart design on the back set with many tiny beads. Their Tropical Soul hoodie has silk drawstring ties and brightly colored beads in a heart design on the back. Whilst the Twisted Anchor hoodie has a nautical feel with flared sleeves, and an anchor motif in rhinestones.

For teens and tweens, Hannah Montana hoodies are all the rage. All the girls want to look like their idol from the hit TV show, Hannah Montana played by Miley Cyrus. The show has been enormously successful and launched Miley on her singing career. Girls love the style of clothes Miley wears in the show and Disney has produced a range of fashion clothing based on her character. There are a number of different hoodies in the range, with sparkly metallic accents, and with a picture of Hannah emblazoned on the front.

For older girls and young women who like to cycle, Rockstar’s ladies zip hoodie features a cozy fur-lined hood and an attractive grey and white stripe design with the double R Rockstar logo. Far too nice to wear on a bike this would make a great casual coat worn with leggings or jeans on a chilly day. If you are into snow sports the Roxy hoodies including the Roxy Porter hoodie is made from eco-friendly fabrics with a warm sherpa lined hood, perfect to keep you warm whilst looking totally cool.

Men’s Fashion and Designer Brands

Not long ago, it was just the women who loves owning expensive designer clothes, bags and shoes. Maybe it’s the looks or the prestige of being able to own one, but men have started to join this bandwagon. Many guys are now starting to realize that wearing designer clothing can also have some major advantages as supposed to wearing cheap and low-quality garments.

Of course, there is that special look and style that expensive clothing give to its wearer. From suits, shirts, pants, ties, shoes, belts and other accessories, men are now investing more on items for their closet to be able to get that look they want. Besides, giving a good impression to people through the way you dress is you first step to success. Just imagine going to an interview or business meeting wearing raggedy old clothes. You probably won’t get that job or that big deal because of how you look. You look good, you exude confidence. And when you look confident, people tend to trust and like you more.

But most men are guilty of buying designer brands because they just want to save money in the long run. You see if you are the type who buys your shirt and pants from cheap store, you are aware that they tend to wear out faster and get damaged from frequent wearing. Your tendency now is to buy new ones to replace those dress shirts with holes and trousers with frayed hems. But because you are assured with quality when it comes to designer clothing, it doesn’t matter that they are a bit expensive so long as you can use them longer. Thus you save some cash from buying clothes regularly.

But that doesn’t mean that you have to blow off your entire pay check just because you want to have high-quality and good looking clothes from top designer brands. There are ways that you can do this but still have some money for the rainy days.

1. If you really want to go into brand name clothing but not spend too much, you can do it slowly by buying one or two items at a time. This may take you longer but in no time, you’ll have a closet full of designer clothes and still be able to spend on other important things.

2. You can also go on stores that are on sale. One advantage of men’s clothing is that styles don’t change drastically as compared to women’s fashion. In fact, the classic look is still the best way to go. This means you can take advantage of clearance sales of last year’s designer clothing sold in lower prices and still be in fashion.

3. When shopping for more expensive clothes from designer brands, try investing first on the basic items like suits, shirts and pants. These are the essentials and you can’t go without them. Other items you can buy them in the future if you have more money to spend. Also, stick to the simple and basic colors like black, navy blue and gray so that you can mix and match items from your closet more. Avoid items which may not go with most of the things you have.