As the weather warms up, so should your wardrobe. Take springtime as an opportunity to ditch the black parka and flex your fashion sense that has been hibernating all winter. Streetwear is an accessible and exciting new fashion trend that has taken over runways and alleyways around the world. Here is VALLEY’s guidelines to developing your own street-style wardrobe.
Color is an essential aspect of streetwear. Because this style is creative and dynamic, taking a monochrome approach to color can help make your outfit clean and cohesive. According to Glamour, popular colors for spring 2019 include pale yellow, golden yellow, bright orange, burnt orange, mint green, lime green and bold green. Also look out for neon shades of all colors turning heads this spring and summer.
Self expression is a crucial aspect of a streetwear look, and T-shirts are versatile, comfortable and effortlessly stylish. When dressing for class or shopping with friends, pick a tee that exemplifies an aspect of your identity. Go the nostalgic route through old band graphics or classic movies, or get modern with a branded Champion or Kappa top. Urban Outfitters sells countless varieties of styles for affordable prices.
Legging and skinny jeans won’t cut it when it comes to streetwear. A patterned straight-leg pant, mom jeans or joggers are all options that will take your look from trendy to high fashion. Cargo pants are back in style and provide endless opportunities for exciting new outfits. Check out this pair from Target for an affordable option or invest in these high-waisted denim cargos from BDG.
Shoes make or break any outfit — especially when it comes to streetwear. Chunky sneakers of all shapes and sizes provide the perfect contrast to baggy pants. A popular shoe around State College is the classic white Fila, but be sure to explore some lesser known brands to find a shoe that fits your lifestyle. Sneakerstuff.com provides a comprehensive shopping experience for all brands of sneakers, curated with streetwear in mind.
Messenger bags, fanny packs and chest strap utility bags are making a comeback this spring. For a more feminine look, accessorize with a mini backpack or carry a clutch. Need more storage space? No problem. Streetwear style is very much attuned to the demands and versatility of every day life. Carry a gym bag or small duffle to look stylish and keep a casual athletic look.
Try out any of these streetwear style tips? Tag us on Instagram @VALLEYmag!