When thinking of hoodies, you may instantly associate them with the fall months. They’re perfect for layering over t-shirts, or pairing with jeans or leggings and a denim jacket to stay warm in the cooler months. However, hoodies are not limited to just the cooler months. Actually, they are perfect for year-round wear.

While the thought of wearing a hoodie in the middle of summer may seem odd, once we explore the different materials and styles available, it will make complete sense.

For example, it’s summertime so it’s hot outside. On the inside, however, the air conditioning is running high and you wish you had a light jacket to knock off the chill. 

If you’re deliberating whether buying white zip-up hoodies in bulk is the right choice for your business, or wondering if you’ll end up with dead stock at the end of the season, fear not. Hoodies are an excellent option for every season. 

Here’s a guide to helping your customer incorporate hoodies into their closet for year-round wear.

Different Hoodies Materials

To figure out the best kind of hoodie to wear for the season, it’s important to first understand the different materials available.

The material makeup of the sweatshirt — whether it’s a pullover or a zip-up hoodie — will definitely influence the style you wear, depending on the season.

Here are some of the most popular materials used to make hoodies.

Fleece Hoodies

Fleece is a super luxe, plush material you’ll likely think of when picturing a hoodie. It’s typically made from a delicate blend of cotton and polyester. These materials offer different benefits to create the most comfortable, cozy garment possible.

Cotton is loved for its softness, breathability, and insulation properties. It’s also very movable, making it great for styles like hoodies. Polyester, meanwhile, helps give the garment a bit of structure and more insulation.

Fleece is the material you’ll want to reach for in the cooler months, and anytime you want extra warmth.

Lightweight Hoodies

Hoodies made with more lightweight fabrics, like 100% cotton, will be extremely lightweight and breathable. These will often be made with a jersey knit. Think of your favorite, softest t-shirts, but in a hoodie style.

Lightweight hoodies are ideal for warmer months, when you want something to keep you warm while the air conditioner is on, or after the sun goes down. They’ll keep you warm without making you too hot.

Tri-blend Hoodies

Tri-blend fabric offers the benefits of three different kinds of fabric: cotton, polyester, and rayon. 

The added rayon in this fabric blend adds moisture absorption and breathability. This gives it more of an athletic feel, while still keeping that same softness and comfort as other styles.

Tri-blend styles are perfect for in-between seasons and/or anytime you’re on the go.

Different Hoodies Styles

Knowing what some of the different hoodies materials are, now here are some of the many styles that you can explore for the various seasons.

Regardless of the weather, hoodies have a year-round place in the closet.

Zip-up Hoodies

Zip-up hoodies are excellent for when you’re on the go and want to add depth or layering to your outfit. With the ability to zip the garment up or down, they’re also perfect for those times when you want to adjust your layers throughout the day.

Pair it with your favorite graphic t-shirt and jeans for a laid-back look. Keep it on the back of your office chair, for those times that you need to stay warm. You can also wear it while heading to a workout class, then put it back on after you’re done.

Zip-up hoodies are great for days when you’re constantly on the move, or those fall and spring days when the weather can’t seem to make up its mind. 

Classic Pullover Hoodies

Classic pullover hoodies are made with the soft, plush fleece material that clothing brands, and their customers, love.

In the fall, they’re perfect for coordinating with a denim jacket and boots or sneakers.

Their cozy feel makes them suitable for layering over long sleeves and thermals, or adding under long wool coats or puffers when heading out into the cold of winter.

They even have a place during the warmer months. If a person gets cold when the air conditioner is running, this makes pullover hoodies great for staying warm indoors. For people who live in mountainous climates, where even in the peak of summer it gets cold in the morning and night, hoodies are perfect for wearing on morning hikes with leggings or shorts and socks.

Jersey Hoodies

Jersey hoodies are the exact lightweight garment for wearing during summer, when a standard fleece would be too warm.

Made from 100% cotton, this style is incredibly lightweight and breathable, making it perfect for when you need something just to cover your arms.

Pair it with your favorite jean shorts, or use it by the pool or beach as a simple cover-up.

Whether you’re running out for a morning coffee at sunrise, or you’re at a beachside bonfire, jersey hoodies are the precise garment to have on hand for keeping away the chill of the air. 

Raw Seam Hoodie

If you want a look that’s more streetwear-inspired, look no further than a raw seam hoodie. With textured seams on the sleeves and front pocket, this hoodie gives a cool, laid-back vibe. 

On chilly fall and spring days, match it with coordinating sweatpants or joggers and your favorite sneakers. You can also put on your favorite jeans and a jacket, to have a casual and relaxed look that will take you wherever you wish to go.

Pullover and Zip-up Hoodies for Any and Every Season

Regardless of the weather, hoodies have a place in everyone’s closet. From cozy, more structured fleece styles to lightweight jersey options, there are many different materials from which to choose. Plus, with pullovers and zip-up hoodies, you can choose your favorite style to complement all of your existing pieces.

Experiment with different styles and materials to find your favorite ways to wear hoodies for every season!