Imagine you’re in New York City walking down the sidewalk, your chin up and eyes set ahead, confidence radiating from your body with every step. As the light breeze flows through your hair, heads turn to admire your outfit – so put-together, yet so edgy.
Streetwear is taking the world by storm. With roots in fast-paced urban culture and an added hint of elegance, the style is both sleek and practical. It’s not mathematics – there’s no right or wrong answer, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different shapes and cuts.
Contrast stitching, patchwork and color-block patterns are major trends right now. Pair unique fabrics together for a more interesting, innovative look. Neutral, earthy tones like brown and tan are very classy and are becoming increasingly more popular. Play around with colors and textures, and be creative!
Just last month, statements were made and trends were set, as models in Tokyo Fashion Week and Louis Vuitton’s Singapore exhibition showcased premier street style designs. While a college budget may not allow for luxury clothing purchases, there are plenty of dupes available to recreate similar looks for less.
Vogue’s website is full of photos of the outfits from these events, and of course VALLEY looked through all of them to pick favorites (would you expect anything less?). Without further ado, here are some of VALLEY’s top picks, courtesy of Vogue photographers.
Oversized sweater vests like these are adorable and unique. Try layering them with a neutral solid-colored shirt or blouse.
Thigh-high boots are such a statement, and they look great with dresses that have some volume. Adding a brightly patterned bag helps to elevate the look and add a pop of color.
Wear a blazer layered over a blouse for a more sophisticated, clean-cut look, and add white knee-high boots to make it super chic.
A high-quality blazer helps elevate almost any outfit.
You can never go wrong with fun pants (pro tip: flared bottoms add an adorable touch)! Pair them with a simple crop top and jacket.
Cold Weather Essentials
For colder weather, plain sweaters are great to wear with funky pants.
Don’t be afraid to blend the lines of femininity and masculinity.