Streetwear fashion is a style that is becoming more and more popular each year. Streetwear perfectly melds together the chic style of the runway with the comfort and ease of everyday fashion. However, as streetwear has evolved over the years, it has become much more than just clothing. Streetwear has become its own culture.
For someone on the outside of this fashion following, streetwear can seem like an intimidating style. Sometimes it can be hard to jump into a new fashion with both feet and with streetwear, it often seems like it is all or nothing.
The truth is, anyone can integrate the streetwear style into their wardrobe with a few key pieces.
1. The Plain White Tee
There is no denying that the plain white tee has been a fashion staple for years and streetwear is no different. A simple white tee shirt can go a long way when it comes to effortless style. When breaking into streetwear however, there are a few key things to look for in your white t-shirt. First and foremost is fit. As a general rule, most streetwear shirts are not too overly fitted. In fact, for the most part they air on the baggier side. When looking for the perfect plain white tee, look for something slightly more loose fitting with a longer hemline. The Well Made Magic Tall Tee is a perfect example of the perfect plain white tee. It can be worn easily with any kind of pants but we would recommend jeans or black joggers.
For those colder days, you may want to opt for a long sleeve like the Anti Order Non Legion Long Sleeve White Tee. This long sleeve has the same loose fit and longer hem that the Well Made Magic Tee has but it takes the streetwear style a bit further with the rounded hemline and gathered sleeves with glove pieces and The Anti-Order branding. Both styles are excellent key pieces to add to your wardrobe to help you achieve the streetwear style.
2. Next Level Sweatpants
Everyone loves being able to leave the house in sweatpants and now you can do it in style. Sweatpants have received a street fashion makeover that has made them a fashion forward option on those mornings where you just don't want to get dressed. Instead of the frumpy wide leg sweats that have been worn in the past, streetwear sweats are tapered towards the bottom for a more streamlined and fitted look. This not only makes them more stylish, but more functional as well. There will be no more traipsing on the bottom of your pants as you walk and you can now show off your sneakers, which would have otherwise been hidden with regular sweats. A simple pair of sweats like the Saint Morta Lovell Sweatpants are an excellent way to get streetwear style with maximum comfort.
If you're feeling more adventurous, the Carré Sueurs Sweat Pant in Crimson are a statement that will work very well with your plain white t-shirt.
3. Denim Jacket Staples
It has been said before that a denim jacket matches everything and this holds true for streetwear too. The right denim jacket can turn any simple outfit into something stylish and cool. It is important to remember that a streetwear denim jacket needs to have a relaxed fit to it. When it comes to the perfect Denim Jacket, the Dead Studios Relic Denim Jacket has everything you need. This denim jacket looks vintage with its stone wash treatment and heavy distressing but still has a modern feel to it. Toss this jacket on with your plain white tee and streetwear sweatpants for an outfit that is effortlessly stylish.
A denim jacket can be used to tie an outfit together like pictured above, or it can be used as a statement piece.
This Embellished Flame Denim Jacket is guaranteed to turn heads. The best part about it is that with so much style jam packed into one jacket the rest of your outfit can be simple and easy. Black pants and a black or white t-shirt are all that are needed. The jacket does the rest.
4. Stylish Footwear
The shoes you choose to wear are as important as your clothes. Some people would argue that your shoes are even more important. Sneakers are a staple in streetwear and the wrong ones can make or break a look. For someone looking to break into the streetwear fashion trend, Nike and adidas are your safest bets for stylish kicks. Both brands keep up with the current fashion trends and are often featured in street fashion. You can never go wrong with the classic adidas Originals Superstar shoe. These sneakers are iconic and there is a reason for it. They simply match everything and will take anything you wear up a notch in the streetwear department.
If you're looking for something a little more sporty, a pair of sneakers like the Nike Lunar Charge Essential are a good addition to any wardrobe. These sneakers are comfortable and breathable as well as stylish.
5. A Cap To Cap It All Off
These days hats are just as fashionable as they are functional. The right hat can keep the sun off your face all while pulling a look together. Hats are an essential part of streetwear that help tie it back to its sportswear roots. Whether you realise it or not, a hat can say a lot about a person. It may be the sports team you support or maybe the city you grew up in. Either way the right hat is a statement and should never be disregarded. The Mitchell & Ness Blackhawks 110 Pinch Snapback features a 5-panel construction with a pinch design at the front crown. This design is popular style that is becoming more and more prominent in streetwear caps. When choosing a hat colour keep in mind that neutral tones usually work the best. Some of the most popular colourways at Culture Kings at the moment are toasted peanut, stone and orange.
The New Era Dodgers 940 A-Frame cap is another classic style that can help to complete a look. This cap features a high crown and a mini metal logo that adds an extra level of style to your look. It is important to asses ones own style before choosing a hat. If you are someone who has more of a street skater style, you may want to opt for a flat brim hat instead of a curved one. Whichever hat you choose to wear, keep in mind that it is more than just a hat. It is a completion of your entire look and therefore should be chosen very carefully.
Streetwear is about more than just the clothes you wear, it is also about how you present yourself. Standing tall and walking confidently are two important things to remember not just for street fashion but for life in general. Sometimes nothing makes you feel more confident than a fresh haircut. Head to your nearest Culture Kings Barber Shop for a new cut that will help you embrace the streetwear culture and everything it has to offer.
For more streetwear looks and style ideas, check out our CK looks online at Culture Kings.