The knitted hoodie is the hard-working item that’ll keep you seriously cosy

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Update your winter wardrobe with a knitted hoodie and you’ll experience a whole new level of cosy.

The humble hoodie has finally received the appreciation it deserves this year. 2020 was the year we truly fell in love with loungewear, and it continues with hooded sweaters taking a seat on the hotspot as one of the hero items to invest in. The usually sporty separate has had a makeover, though, with winter-approved knitted iterations reigning supreme in the style stakes.

Equal measures cosy and stylish, these super-soft knits have been backed by high street and designer brands. & Other Stories has offered up oversized, fluffy versions in sugary shades while Max Mara has gone for the timeless option of beige cashmere, as has loungewear go-to Chinti and Parker. 

So, how do you wear them? We’ve already given you the heads-up that loungewear is totally acceptable to wear out of the house and we’re standing by this when it comes to hooded knits, too. Make like fashion influencer Linda (above) who has styled the minty Mango knit with wide leg trousers and chunky stomper boots. Want to take an even more casual approach? Pair the soft hoodies with matching cosy joggers. Either way, these hooded styles will look just as good on the sofa as they will for a daily stroll. 

If you’re not sure where to start in the world of knitted hoodies, fear not, we’ve created an edit of the 11 best styles you can add to your forever wardrobe. 

Shop best knitted hoodies

  • Marks & Spencer cashmere hoodie

    Marks & Spencer hoodie
    Best knitted hoodies: Marks & Spencer

    M&S aren’t just a go-to for Percy Pigs, they also lead when it comes to cashmere knits. This zip-up 100% cashmere iteration will be an extra layer to add under any coat for winter.

    Shop Autograph pure cashmere hoodie at Marks & Spencer, £119

  • Oliver Bonas hoodie

    Oliver Bonas
    Best knitted hoodies: Oliver Bonas

    This super-soft pink beauty is the easy way to brighten up your winter outfits. Try it out with grey tailored trousers and trainers. 

    Shop Oliver Bonas super-soft knitted hoodie at Next, £59.50

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