How To Layer Hoodies for Winter

The winter weather has arrived - which means it’s time to switch up the style game a bit. Stored in your closet are the clothes you’d normally wear in the warmer months. The clothes you’ll now wear feature thicker fabrics to keep you warm from the chilly weather.  

However, the hoodie is perhaps one of the best pieces of clothing to wear. Even if you live in an area where the temperatures are not as cold as other areas, there can still be a chill in the air. This is why we offer this guide on how to dress layer hoodies during this specific time of year. 

Let’s get started. 

Choosing the right hoodie (and layering basics) 

To begin, it is important to choose the right hoodie. You have different styles such as pullovers, zip-ups, and even hooded sweatshirts. While you have versatility in terms of options, it’s important to find the right one that fits your personal style. 

One of the best options to consider is Vintage 1946’s Double Knit Slub Hoodie. This hoodie in particular can be great when wearing different upper body layers including an undershirt and a slightly thicker shirt. The important thing to remember is that when layering, thinner fabrics should be underneath (or the base). 

Remember that a base layer can be something like a thermal material. While it is thin, it is meant to be that type of layer alone. From there, you can add mid and outer layers in order to provide yourself with additional warmth. 

The outer layer can be the hoodie of your choice. So choose accordingly based on the type of material they are made from. 

Accessories for warmth and style 

It may be a good idea to include additional accessories for not just warmth but also style. For example, a hat and gloves might be a good option. You can also add a scarf as well if you want to cover up your face (assuming you’ll be outdoors for a while). 

Be sure to coordinate these accessories accordingly with your outfit. One thing you can do is experiment with different colors and materials. This will make sure you blend things in seamlessly without worrying about a clashing of colors and patterns. 

What else should you wear with a hoodie and layers? 

That depends on your personal style. If it’s a mild winter day (where it’s normal), you could get away with wearing a stylish pair of pants. For example, Vintage 1946’s 21 Wale Stretch Corduroy pants can be a good option because corduroy is thick, comfortable, and can be able to keep you warm during the cooler times of the year. 

The lesson here is that you’ll want to make sure you find a fabric that will be thick enough to keep you warm. Aside from corduroy, you can consider other materials such as flannel and fleece as other options. Either way, you want to keep yourself warm from head to toe - whether a hoodie is part of the ensemble or not. 

When should I not wear a hoodie in the winter? 

The common sense idea is to wear something heavier like a coat or a jacket whenever the weather conditions are much colder. Yes, even cooler than average temperatures are possible in areas where the occurrences are not as common. Of course, it is important to plan accordingly when it comes to what you wear during any time of year. 

Check the weather conditions for the day and choose what to wear. If you want to keep ahead of the curve, be sure to monitor for any changes so you can make last-minute adjustments to your wardrobe if needed. Sometimes, the temperature may be warmer than predicted days earlier. 

Meaning what could have been a heavy coat day may end up as a hoodie day after all (or vice versa). Planning will prevent all kinds of fashion mistakes in the long run. 


Hoodies have long been appreciated as the kind of relaxing piece of clothing to wear. In the winter months when mild weather is present, you can wear them in addition to other layers. So be sure to include one that will fit perfectly with your base and mid-layers of choice. 

As always, don’t forget to match it with a good pair of pants with fabrics that will fit perfectly with the winter months. For more options on how to add some style to your winter wear, check out Vintage 1946 today.