Yes, You Can Wear a Hoodie to Work

Here's how.

A woman wearing a hoodie under a more formal jacket.
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On the runway, hoodies have been a hot topic for the past several seasons. They're already a staple of your weekend wardrobe, but for us working women (and non-models), the question becomes: How can we work these super cozy tops into our M–F ensembles? Can a hoodie, the quintessential loungewear item, be worn while not lounging? Is it possible to transition from the couch to the boardroom? The answer is yes—when paired with the right bottoms and accessories. Here, three ways to make a hoodie office-approved. And, no, you won’t get fired.

1. Hoodie + Tapered Skirt

A woman walking in the street wearing a hoodie tucked into a tapered skirt.

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Take a note from this street style star and pair your hoodie with a sleek skirt in a neutral colorway. We recommend a pencil skirt—its tapered fit contrasted with the hoodie gives this 'fit a refined feel.

Shop the pieces: 1. Nili Lotan Hoodie, $275; 2. Pushbutton Skirt, $450; 3. Deborah Pagani Hair Pin, $90; 4. Proenza Schouler Tote, $1,495; 5. Paris Texas Boots, $795

2. Hoodie + Dress Pant

A woman wearing a casual red hoodie and blue dress pants.

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The ultimate tomboy meets girly outfit. Pair your hoodie with dress pants to elevate it to work-appropriate. Add a square toe boot, frame bag, and a small earring for an extra a professional touch.

Shop the pieces: 1. Tna Hoodie, $70; 2. Samsoe Samsoe Pants, $165; 3. Jennifer Fisher Hoops, $550; 4. Jil Sander Bag, $1,650; 5. Dear Francis Boot, $550

3. Hoodie + Pleated Skirt

A woman wearing a black hoodie, tucked into a white with red chevron pattern pleated skirt, and red heels.

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Is a pencil skirt too constricting for you? Test out a pleated skirt, which gives this look a more boho feel while still keeping it profesh. Add a super pointed-toe pump and you're set for that big presentation.

Shop the pieces: 1. Gucci Hoodie, $1,280; 2. Acne Skirt, $620; 3. Tom Ford Glasses, $445; 4. Yun Yun Sun Earrings, $389; 5. Building Block Bag, $520; 6. Balenciaga Pumps, $795

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Katie Attardo

Katie Attardo is the Accessories Editor at Marie Claire, covering all things fashion and jewelry-related.