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Proper Streetwear Outfit, The Do’s and Don’ts
It might seem easy to pull off, but we have news for you: putting together a trendy streetwear outfit isn’t as easy as it looks or sounds. There are a host of things to consider before you show off your new clothes. Luckily, we’ve picked up a few tips from our time in fashion that can help you out. Here are some key things you need to keep in mind.
Branding is quite an important thing to think about in streetwear, and perhaps more so than many other markets. In some cases, it’s okay to wear more than one brand in your outfit, but this is not usually one of those occasions. If you’re looking to make your mark, grab some attention, and make that first impression with your fashion style, sticking to a well-put-together outfit with one brand may be the better choice.
Wearing an appealing one-branded outfit shows you are organized and appreciate your image, the brand, and fashion as a whole. Your brand of choice will certainly appreciate your style, so make sure you tag them in that Instagram post of you in their designs. You never know - it might be what launches you onto the fashion scene!
The shoe that fits
This one might be a no-brainer, but we’re going to say it anyway - a good pair of tennis shoes is a must for your outfit. Today, shoes come in all shapes and styles, and fashion has been accommodating of all of them, so switch it up from time to time to avoid just wearing Air Forces or Air Max shoes. There’s no excuse to avoid wearing anything in your shoe collection anymore. If you’re going for a more coherent outfit, keep it simple; if you’re looking to get attention, wear something with more energy to it.
Where you can go seriously wrong is not wearing a clean pair of shoes. This is a big "no" in the fashion world, so get your cleaning tools out the night before the outing and put some elbow grease into it. If they can’t be cleaned enough, it's probably best to choose a different pair.
Easier... on the eyes
Not doing too much in your outfit is better in most cases. Countless fashion enthusiasts wear outfits with almost every color under the sun in a single outfit. What they don’t realize is that a slightly simpler touch would be a much better approach. Limiting the number of colors in your outfit to a maximum of four has a good impact fashion-wise and goes a much further way in showing off what you’re wearing. Instead of getting caught up in a color palette, people's eyes will pay more attention to your clothes and fit. This is the main reason that tracksuits work so well.
The good news here is that there is more leeway with the color of shoes you choose. As long as there isn’t a very big contrast to the rest of your outfit, you get to bump the overall color maximum up a little.
It doesn’t get much easier than a hoodie, so it’s not very surprising that it's one of the most popular choices in streetwear. Here, opting for a loose-fitting, comfortable hoodie such as this Bone Men's Pullover Hoodie, works well for showing off your fashion style.
Now, we look back and laugh at that old picture of The Rock posing in his fanny pack - but that’s only because his outfit choice in the picture is outdated compared to today. Small bags and fanny packs are still very much in fashion, though they may not be as popular as they were in the early 2010s and the picture in question. Crossbody bags and bum bags are still here to house valuables when wearing a streetwear outfit and don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.
Women will get even more options for types of fashionable bags to wear with their outfits than men, with tote bags, handbags, shoulder bags, basket bags, grocery bags - and the list goes on. Make the most of these opportunities. More options simply mean more ways to establish your fashion style and presence. It's not just bags; shoelaces, beanies, hats and caps are all good choices to add to almost any outfit, so make use of the entire wardrobe you have in your room.
These are just a few things to think about when choosing your outfit, but one of the most important things to take out with you is confidence. Don’t leave the house without it!