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What do you wear...

(12 Posts)
SquidTableau Fri 04-Apr-14 12:43:14

When you think you might be too old for a hoody?! Sorry, I know it's a really dumb question but I've realised it might be time for something a bit tidier - but not 'smart' - than a hoody, but lighter than a coat, especially as DH & I have the same hoody, I think I look ridiculous. So does anyone have any suggestions, as I suck at fashion! Only problem is I don't have too much to spend; am quite busty but slim, so a lot of styles won't do up on the chest, and I'd prefer it to be at least hip length (body hang ups).

FauxFox Fri 04-Apr-14 16:02:54

cotton bomber jacket? comes in navy black or grey £22

Hebburnisaplaceonearth Fri 04-Apr-14 16:16:48

A knitted hooded top like this here?

Gillybobs Fri 04-Apr-14 19:29:32

A jersey biker

southeastastra Fri 04-Apr-14 19:36:34

how can you be too 'old' for a hoody?

13Stitches Fri 04-Apr-14 19:56:31

Wait, there's an age limit on hoodies? What is it? Am I too old? What will I do? <panics>

SquidTableau Fri 04-Apr-14 22:10:18

Oops, no offence meant with age limit comment! It's just that I've been dressing the same way for 15 years and want to smarten up a bit. smile That bomber jacket looks brilliant for what I need, the hoody looks lovely but not different enough.

Mrswellyboot Fri 04-Apr-14 23:28:50

I tend to wear cardigans with a bit of a design - lace trim etc

Or regatta zip neck fitted fleece jumpers

13Stitches Sat 05-Apr-14 04:09:16

I've been dressing the same way for years too. I went through a phase of thinking I should dress more for my actual age, but after a whole decided I didn't care what I should wear and decided to wear what I want* with conviction.

*jeans/trainers/hoody, I'm a scruff and I don't care!

13Stitches Sat 05-Apr-14 04:09:47


Specialbrew Sat 05-Apr-14 08:11:11

I gave up wearing hoodies in my mid thirties, not really an age thing, just felt I needed to change my style a bit.

When I need to, I now wear light weight short jackets, Harrington style and a short trench which is shaped like a pea coat. As I tend to wear either skinny jeans or chinos it looks fine.

I really like that Asos bomber too <feels another MN purchase coming on>

Come back and update us on what you bought!

Chocolategirl7 Sat 05-Apr-14 08:29:42

A blazer? They feel a bit smarter, but sometimes too smart for casual for me. Primark have a few spring ones which are nice and only £22.

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