It’s not everyday that Vogue editors are dressed in casual attire, let alone hoodies and sweatshirts, but as we are all sheltering in place, we’ve been able to get an inside look into how our coworkers are dressing for life at home. And it’s cozier than you may think.
Whether we’re prepping for our next Zoom call or celebrating a birthday party for a loved one, our upper halves are front and center. So style is a factor of course, but so is maximal comfort. The best hoodies and sweatshirts for women come in all forms, from classic black hoodies to fanciful sweatshirts in bright, mood boosting prints and shades. As Accessories Editor, Madeline Swanson says, “Mixing and matching colorful tie dye loungewear (like this bright Les Tien crewneck) is seriously helping me get through the dreary days of self isolation by bringing me fun summer vibes without sacrificing comfort!” For Fashion News Director, Chioma Nnadi, a sweatshirt can feel just as special as another garment, “I’ve been collecting long-sleeve tees and sweatshirts from this Los Angeles label Totally Luxury Spa for over a year now. I love that all their slogans reference afrofuturism and mindfulness. I have a few of their “Wellness Crenshaw” shirts. I’ve always liked the idea of urban foraging, and their Flora sweatshirt gives that vibe.”
In many ways, while our basic closet essentials can help bring us a sense of comfort during this unsettling time, that doesn’t mean our style goes away either.
Below, shop the best hoodies and sweatshirts for women Vogue editors swear by.
Willow Lindley, Accessories Director
I have two favorite sweatshirts which are basically all I’m wearing right now. The first, is the uber soft crewneck from Lou&Grey. It’s a great medium weight and is as cozy as a sweatshirt while just looking like a simple, clean pull over. The second, is my all-time favorite hoodie from our Vogue collaboration with Public School. It’s sustainably made, plain in the front, and has an embroidered VOGUE logo on the hood. The perfect mix of subtlety and fashion team spirit.
Zoe Ruffner, Beauty Editor
I discovered Comfort Colors at a small country shop this summer where I stocked up on the brand’s perfectly faded tees and crewneck sweatshirts. Best of all? The price tag!
Ella Riley-Adams, Senior Beauty and Living Editor
I bought my boyfriend a Noah rugby shirt, but since we started quarantining together it’s become my WFH staple. This sweatshirt is next on my list—the winged foot reminds me of all the running I’ll get to do when I’m less nervous to go outside!
Rachel Besser, Market Editor
All sweatshirts are good, but an oversized cashmere sweatshirt is great.
Steff Yotka, Fashion News and Emerging Platforms Editor
I’ve been wearing my Eckhaus Latta dog-print tee almost every day of self-isolation—yes, I’ve washed it!—so I think I’m going to have to splurge on the brand’s three-dog hoodie. As for pants, I don’t love sweats, so I buy surplus army pants a couple of sizes too large and wear them around the house and to walk my dog. The many pockets are helpful to carry my phone, pens, eyeglasses, keys, and the occasional granola bar from room to room as I resituate at different WFH stations throughout the day.
Madeline Fass, Associate Market Editor
A classic crewneck is great for both layering up and laying down on the couch without a bulky hood getting in the way. My current go to is a vintage collegiate style from my alma matter, à la Princess Di, but I also have my eyes on this one in good ol’ heather grey.
Madeline Swanson, Accessories Editor
Mixing and matching colorful tie-dye loungewear (like this bright Les Tien crewneck) is seriously helping me get through the dreary days of self isolation by bringing me fun summer vibes without sacrificing comfort.
Alexandra Michler, Director, Fashion Development
I love my International Women’s Day sweatshirt by Staud. I find the Venus de Milo sketch to be an empowering touch on this cozy sweatshirt.
Rickie De Sole, Executive Fashion Director
It’s pretty hard to not wear this sweatshirt whenever I am home. It feels like a T-shirt – slightly slimmer and light weight. Added bonus is that each sweatshirt is one of a kind as they are made from repurposed vintage materials.
Lilah Ramzi, Features Editor
I’ve been lounging in this A.P.C. jumper throughout my self-quarantine. It’s knitted, meaning it’s automatically cozy, and the stripes give it a bit of polish. If I were to wear a true hoodie or a sweatshirt, I wouldn’t feel like myself. And, after all, what is comfort but a mental state.
Julie Tong, Commerce Editor
I originally bought this Helmut Lang sweater in black, but as it turns out, my boyfriend decided to keep that one for himself (there were no hard feelings). Fortunately, I found this heather grey version instead. Not only is it exceptionally comfortable, but I love to wear it while lounging around the house and during my daily solitary walks. It makes me feel somewhat like my normal self and that I haven’t completely dissolved into P.J. central. Best part? This gem is currently on sale.
Chioma Nnadi, Fashion News Director
I’ve been collecting long-sleeve tees and sweatshirts from this Los Angeles label Totally Luxury Spa for over a year now. I love that all their slogans reference afrofuturism and mindfulness. I have a few of their “Wellness Crenshaw” shirts. I’ve always liked the idea of urban foraging, and their Flora sweatshirt gives that vibe.
Naomi Elizee, Associate Market Editor
If you were to take a look in my closet, you will see stacks of Eric Emanuel’s varsity shorts, sweatpants and hoodies. You would say I’m a mega fan at this point. I am obsessed with this sweatshirt because it is the perfect hybrid of cozy and stylish. You could wear it to snuggle up on the couch or out on your next grocery run!
Alexandra Gurvitch, Market Editor
My favorite sweatshirt is really a cardigan: the Agnés B le classique snap cardigan. It is what I call French girl Hyyge. It has steadily become a Zoom fixture for me.
Emily Farra, Senior Fashion News Writer
I love everything from Hillary Justin’s line Bliss & Mischief, from the vintage-inspired graphic tees to her excellent straight-leg jeans . Her crewneck sweatshirts are pretty perfect, too—I have my eye on this tie-dyed one to add to my collection.
Liana Satenstein, Senior Fashion News Writer
I just need something simple.
Jenna Rennert, Beauty Editor
If you know me, you know I have an obsession with Aviator Nation—the California based company makes some of the softest clothes on the planet. Another sweatshirt in my rotation these days is Let’s Get Dye’s super cute tie dye hoodie. It’s fitted, so you don’t feel like you’re wearing your husband’s clothes—a major plus when pairing with jeans.