Streetwear is a notoriously difficult fashion category to pin down due to its unpredictable, fast-paced nature, as well as its ethos of being “more than just clothes.” Unlike the high fashion realm where trends are outlined by runways and fashion week calendars, today’s streetwear is influenced by a combination of real world streets and social media.
In this new weekly series, we scavenge the depths of Instagram to bring you the best and most current streetwear outfits from around the world. Ranging from hyped looks to timeless fits, celebrity-verified accounts to that of your standard “urban youth,” this selection hopes to offer some insight into what’s happening in the menswear landscape beyond the fashion campaign pages.
This week’s selection sees a heavy dose of color and bold prints, with retro tracksuits, Kappa stripes and head-to-toe prints commencing warmer season styling. Footwear sees a mix of old (OG AJ1s and ’90s Air Maxes), new (Balenciaga sock-inspired sneakers) and new-that-looks-old (Kanye’s Calabasas and Raf Simons’s Ozweego Bunny shoes). Take a look at some standout outfits below and share your thoughts in the comments.
Vetements jacket and socks, track bottoms and sock-inspired sneakers — all of the trendiest components styled with an eye for balanced proportions and a crisp color palette.
Balenciaga sock-inspired sneakers, vetements socks, Champion track bottoms and Carhartt x vetements overshirt — currently the most popular streetwear pieces styled with an eye for color and balanced proportions. But on top of the harmonious aesthetics, there’s an interesting synergy between the brands in this outfit. Balenciaga’s current creative director Demna Gvasilia used to be the lead of Vetements, whose 2017 collection featured a whole lineup of collaborations, including Carhartt and Champion.
A clean and simple look that mixes high and low — Martin Asbjørn Bjerre cap, Marr graphic T-shirt, ASOS mustard yellow jacket and Raf Simons x adidas Originals Ozweego Bunny shoes. If you’re looking for a trucker jacket, here are some options.
Head-to-toe Supreme Swiss camo print, which resurfaced in the latest Supreme Spring/Summer 2017 collection, gets rounded out by a pair of Nike Air Max 90 Flyknits in OG “Infrared” for a head-turning urban jungle fit.
GCSD graphic hoodie and A.P.C. jeans make for an unfussy all-white outfit, while Burberry-check-inspired sneakers add for some retro aesthetics.
Streetwear child prodigy Leo Mandella, aka @gullyguyleo, says he owes his start in streetwear to Instagram, which he champions as being a global community. Leo’s favorite brand is Supreme and this time, the young style icon delivers on the hype again with the latest Supreme Truth tour jacket from the Spring/Summer 2017 collection with the new money gun from the 4/20 drop.
A low-key color palette sees a hard-hitting combo of a Stone Island jacket, corduroy pants and OG Nike Air Max ’96s. Italian menswear label Stone Island has led streetwear’s popular technical gear movement and is considered the “brand that generates the most inter-generational and trans-cultural conversations.”
Another head-to-toe print outfit, this time in an icy, baby blue Gucci ensemble while rounding things out with crisp Nike Air Force 1s. Gucci’s appointment of Alessandro Michele has rebooted the Italian luxury brand’s image, and the numbers show it too.
Clashing patterns with a denim shirt, bold pants and well-loved Air Jordan 1s in OG “Chicago.” The latest OFF-WHITE c/o Virgil Abloh x Air Jordan 1 has the same color palette but with unique updates to the otherwise timeless silhouette.
21 Savage, Quavo and Offset get geared up in Gucci for Coachella, wearing designer distressed jeans and summer shirts. Take a look at Gucci’s Spring/Summer 2017 campaign for more inspiration from the luxury label.
Travis Scott in signature Kappa track pants with visvim CHRISTO sandals from Spring/Summer 2014. Recently, La Flame announced a collaboration with Australian label Ksubi – the rapper has collaborated with previous fashion labels such as Helmut Lang and maharishi, merging hip hop with fashion even more.
An all-out biker look by way of bold graphics and high-octane colors, and a solid pairing with the iconic Air Jordan 1s in ”Bred.”
A sleek black and red outfit with PUMA track bottoms, Reeboks and a red button down. Recently, we spoke to PUMA’s Head of Select, Yassine Saidi, on why PUMA destined to win with Rihanna, The Weeknd and Big Sean.
Versace summer shirt and Louis Vuitton carrier, as well as sandals give off a modern Miami Vice vibe. Under the lead of menswear director Kim Jones, Louis Vuitton has been at the forefront of high fashion and streetwear’s recent alliance, collaborating with Supreme and fragment design.
A breath of fresh air from Japan with white denim overalls, a bucket hat and an oversized trench coat — all from Japanese retailer NUBIAN. Take a look at our list of the best retailers of 2016 to see what stores are making strides to push the boundaries of retail.
032c‘s fashion editor Marc Goehring wears ALYX and SUPER sunglasses for a modern punk look. ALYX’s Matthew Williams recently spoke to HYPEBEAST Magazine on the pitfalls of being a fashion designer in America.
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The latest Supreme x COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT Spring/Summer 2017 trench coat will make any outfit stand on its own.
An all-black look never gets dull if you layer textures with the right accessories. This outfit’s highlight is the cross body leather bag from & Other Stories.