It is an art to put together a good, breath-taking streetwear ensemble. There is only one fine line separating appearing sloppy and looking effortlessly chic in this style genre. A wrong choice can make you look like a shabby fashion victim because we are dealing with super casual pieces. Oversized clothes can drown you. However, do not let this stop you from trying this trend. It can take you some time and practice to perfect, just like anything else. Therefore, do not give up trying.
[The style tips on how to sport streetwear in this article are from #TeamClozette]
Pick One Statement Piece
Select a streetwear statement piece that is perfect for you. Once you find the perfect statement piece, build your outfit based on the color palette of your statement piece. If you are a beginner, keep this tip in mind. You can trust us because we are sure you will never go wrong with this one.
For instance, Stephanie’s main piece was the FILA’s silva metallic belt bag. She then added other grey pieces and use denim and white sneakers to complement her bag. The sneakers are FILA Uproot Chunky Shoes. Stephanie said, “I loved the silver metallic bag because it is not only versatile but can also pair well with other pieces.”
Select Pieces that Compliment Your Sneakers
It is always better to choose clothes that go well with the color of your sneakers. Especially if you are not sure about the type of outfit to wear. For Nike Air Max featuring a loud colorway, you may want to choose an outfit that matches one of the shades.
For example, Sabrina has white sneakers, so the comfy one-piece FILA dress she chose pairs well with the color of her sneakers. She also wore matching FILA ankle socks to add a preppy touch.
Sabrina said, “I chose this dress because it takes a minute to put it on and it is perfect for creating a good streetwear outfit that matches the color of my sneakers.”
Go One Size Bigger
The unwritten rule in streetwear is the bigger the size, the better. Do not think about tight, form-fitting clothes. Why? Streetwear outfits not only flatter your silhouette. They are also very comfortable pieces to wear.
Sufi said, “Choosing oversized pieces can give you more swag. This is something you might want when you wear a streetwear look.” But avoid overdoing it! Sufi adds a cute FILA bucket hat to balance his ensemble. The hat complements the oversized FILA Logo-Printed Top he is wearing.
In doubt? If so, go for black. Going black is the most classic style tip. Choosing black is the most timeless fashion advice. It also works great with contemporary streetwear.
You can get lost in all the flashy prints and big logos. Going back to basics is the best thing to do, especially if you get overwhelmed.
Jamie said, “I’m a minimalist. That is why I always choose timeless pieces, such as the comfy and fashionable FILA turtleneck sweater, in my streetwear picks. The sweater usually stays in my closet for many years.”
Inspire and Be Inspired
Other streetwear fanatics inspired Dhivya to put together this look. Dhivya said, “I first went to the Instagram page of FILA. I viewed the hashtags and tagged posts. I got ideas from there. That is how I put together this lovely yet edgy ensemble. It features a statement-making FILA pullover.”
She always gets inspiration from celebrities who love streetwear, such as Kylie Jenner and Kardashian West. It is easy to find style inspiration in this age, especially if you are new to streetwear. To develop your own style, look to experienced fashionistas for inspiration.