Key Piece: The Active Hoodie


If you thought the athleisure trend was going anywhere, think again. With everyone from the fashion set to the baristas at our favourite coffee shop dressing sporty-chic, it's safe to say that this craze will be showing up in our spring wardrobes. Enter the hoodie – one of our favourite athleisure pieces. Our hoodie-of-choice right now comes from Bench, and we love how it can look pulled-together or casual, depending on how you style it. 

Here are two ways to incorporate an active hoodie into your wardrobe:

Saturday night at The Park Theatre: A hoodie-and-jeans combo is a great base outfit that can easily be dressed-up with a bit of clever styling. Bold red is the perfect pop of colour against the grey hoodie, and the structured tailoring of the coat instantly makes the look feel more polished. Add shiny black ankle boots and a sophisticated purse to elevate the look even further.

Wednesday afternoon on campus: Exams may be looming, but on the bright side – it’s almost warm enough to get away with bare legs. Wearing a hoodie with a skirt can be a delicate balancing act, but the juxtaposition of athletic and feminine is seriously on-trend. You want to pair the hoodie with a bottom that feels feminine, but not too feminine. This all-black skater skirt has a universally flattering shape, and works because it’s so neutral. Not sure what accessories to wear? You can’t go wrong with gold.

Will you be rocking a hoodie this spring? Show us how you style yours on Instagram by tagging @StVitalCentre – we’d love to see!

Visit these St. Vital Centre retailers to shop the looks:

Look #1 – Park Theatre

Hoodie: Bench, $79.00
Ripped jeans: Garage, $49.95
Red peacoat: Hudson's Bay (Calvin Klein), $129.99
Black ankle boots: Boathouse (Harlow), $80.00
Cross-body purse with gold accents: BCBGMAXAZRIA, $160.00
Black toque: Danier, $39.00

Look #2 – Campus

Hoodie: Bench, $79.00
Black skater skirt: Boathouse (Rebel Rogue), $34.00
Black sneakers: Hudson's Bay (Adidas), $95.00
Gold earrings: RW&Co., $15.00
Metallic snakeskin purse: BCBGMAXAZRIA, $223.00
Watch: Spareparts (Marc Jacobs), $275.0


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