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Update your loungewear with five ultra-luxurious hoodies

Although sweatshirts and sweatpants are reached for on a daily basis, loungewear can be one of the most neglected sections of your wardrobe. Now is the time to replace an old favourite that has seen better days, and treat yourself to an ultra-soft new sweatshirt or hoodie.

There are plenty of upgraded hoodies to add into your collection this season — with designers like the Elder Statesman and Brunello Cucinelli putting ultra-luxe twists on the utilitarian staple. Keep reading to discover our five favourite styles to cosy up in this autumn.

Brunello Cucinelli

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A classic grey zip-up hoodie is a staple that rarely gets rotated out of your wardrobe. When done in an ultra-luxurious material — like this cotton and cashmere fleece hoodie from Brunello Cucinelli, $US2275 (about $A3080), — the sweatshirt can become much more than something to throw in your gym bag. Wear it on its own for down days, or layer it under a sharp sport coat or blazer for a sporty take on the office-casual dress code. (brunellocucinelli.com)

The Elder Statesman X NBA

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Take your game-day hoodie to the next level with the Elder Statesman's take on your favourite team's gear, $US1200 (about $A1630). This season marks the second time the cult-favourite cashmere brand has collaborated with the NBA, hand-painting the logos of teams like the Warriors onto its super-soft hooded sweatshirts. (barneys.com)

Helbers

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For a minimalist take on the classic hoodie, go for a style like this pared-back quarter-zip from Helbers, $US510 (about $A690). The hoodie's subtle details — like its finely textured white cotton and sleek draw-string hem — add enough visual interest to keep the style feeling fresh and luxurious. Throw it on over swim shorts for a chic take on breezy evenings at the beach or pool. (mrporter.com

Dolce & Gabbana

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Elevate a standard black hoodie into a statement piece by choosing a style that features tongue-in-cheek details, like this sweatshirt from Dolce & Gabbana's spring collection, $US1195 (about $A1620). The zip-up style juxtaposes a sporty shape — highlighted by varsity-style black-and-white ribbed trim — with a large, whimsical beaded pineapple motif. Let the flashy style take centre stage by pairing it with a laid-back outfit. (mrporter.com)

Beams

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For the ultimate take on the casual hoodie, go for an artfully distressed and tie-dyed style, like this sweatshirt from cult-favourite Japanese streetwear label Beams, $US300 (about $A400). Play up the hoodie's surf-inspired motif by styling it with light-wash denim, or make it more appropriate for city life with a pair of inky-hued chinos. (mrporter.com)

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