The Best Street Style on Instagram This Week Is a Strong Mix of Essentials

Neutral monochromes, classic prints and summer whites.

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This week’s selection of Instagram street style seems to cover the whole spectrum of trends seen in previous articles. A fusion of neutral, monochrome outfits, bold prints, high-octane hues and workwear-inspired pieces have all come out to flex before temperatures rise to record highs in July and August. While most of these outfits are noteworthy for their unapologetic boldness in use of color, print and composition, when deconstructed, the individual garments can be easily incorporated into everyday outfits when paired more low-key pieces. Neutral-toned, loose-fitting garments seem to be the foundation for a versatile spring/summer wardrobe, while super-animated colors and classic prints — such as plaid and stripes — add some timeless zest to days when you can’t bear to go hard on layering.

Menswear iconoclast Yohji Yamamoto is known for his stoic all-black outfits that riff on working-class uniforms and clean, crisp design. The Japanese designer’s eye for modern cuts and monochrome aesthetic is seen in this combination of a classic wide-lapel coat, fedora hat, suit vest, relaxed jeans and a pair of adidas Originals Superstars. The head-to-toe black ensemble is visited by hits of white at the vest and the Three Stripes on the feet, while traditional menswear garments are balanced out with a casual tennis shoe silhouette.

Blondey McCoy takes to the tube in front of his ad for the upcoming Palace x adidas Originals collab wearing a simple all-black ensemble featuring a Palace bootleg Chanel print tee tucked into pleated trousers. The tailored outfit is rounded out with a pair of old-school leather dress shoes and accessorized with a simple gold chain and a classic black buckle belt. All of these pieces make for versatile wardrobe essentials and can be easily found in any menswear store or your dad’s closet.

Working with the same predominantly black color palette but moving to the other end of the style spectrum, this outfit focuses on the bold techwear genre. The futuristic silhouette is anchored by functionally-inspired styling and garments such as a bomber jacket, tapered pants, heavy layering, Rick Owens hi-top sneakers and the signature techwear mask. A white graphic print T-shirt and DIY neck wrap, made from the same shirt, break up the otherwise murdered-out look.

This wildly styled outfit sees layers of indigo-washed garments from the frayed bucket hat, the knit pullover, the denim button-up and — the star of the look — the ridiculous upside-down wide-leg jeans. A long denim-wash coat and some custom creeper-style platform Nike Air More Uptempos in the OG black-and-white colorway add to the audacious ensemble that is second-to-none in boldness even amongst the bustle of NYC Chinatown.

Although we’re transitioning into Summer, Fall-inspired tones are still attractive in this fresh, color-blocked outfit. A combo of burnt umber pants, a burgundy turtleneck and a washed forest green pullover from Ralph Lauren is synchronised by clean lines and neat tailoring. Black leather slip-ons with a crisp white midsole keep things trim and uncluttered, while the retro dad hat echoes the outfit’s autumnal theme.

This two-piece outfit from Hyein Seo fuses military and workwear influences into a perfectly tuned uniform for the urban jungle. A cropped trucker jacket is embellished with embroidery, pins and red stitching at the buttonholes. On the bottom, khaki trousers with sew-on patches, utilitarian detailing are held up by a canvas belt from Opening Ceremony and bunched up over camel-colored boots from Alexander Wang.

Future has been seen in some daring red outfits before, but this time, the rapper brings some Paddington Bear heat wearing a bold, red patent coat with leather strap closures and a suede collar. Underneath, Future Hendrix dons a red and gray striped T-shirt, some gray wash designer jeans, layers of bling and a Tom Ford belt.

In this outfit, a red sateen polo shirt is matched with some baggy khaki pants for a heatwave-inspired look. A white Kangol paperboy cap on top, white Reebok Classics on the feet and a white canvas belt at the middle lighten up the ensemble, while an old-school Casio in black continues the retro-European styling.

Embodying quintessential Asian summer styling, this outfit boasts a low-key natural color palette and breezy, oversized proportions. A bucket hat, bandana print tote bag and natural leather slide sandals hit all of the trending accessories in Korea and Japan. For similar brands that embody this genre, check out Hender Scheme or visvim.

Traditional athletic apparel and classic streetwear garments get softened by voluminous fits and pastel hues for summer days. This outfit plays with proportions by balancing baggy track pants and a bomber jacket from P.A.M.’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection with a slim and fitted top. On the feet, the Nike Air VapoMax in “Pure Platinum” extends the outfit’s light color palette and echoes the balancing proportions ethos with its silhouette’s sock-like upper and Air bubble sole unit.

This take on summer whites starts out minimalist at the top and increases in complexity moving down. The vanilla-themed look features an oversized cream pullover, tan and white striped pants, graphic socks from A-COLD-WALL* and intricate Raf Simons x adidas Ozweego Bunnies in cream. The clean lines and simple silhouettes on top prime us for the bold design on the feet.

There’s nothing as clean as an all-white outfit, but this look takes the classic summer uniform to another level with meticulous tailoring and neat lines throughout. A long-sleeve collared shirt is layered over a crewneck tee and tucked into pleated track pants, while crisp white Air Max TNs add a wavy touch to the immaculate outfit. Zooming in, subtle details such as the black graphic print at the collar, the chest pockets and the drawstring waist add a bit of texture and contrast to the silhouette.

Continuing with the white base theme as above, this animated look pays homage to the classic Nike Cortez from 1972. The retro runners are paired with a graphic print T-shirt featuring Apple‘s old-school multi-color logo that reigned from the ’70s to the ’90s. Elsewhere, a wide-rim bucket hat and simple crew socks keep it clean and throw-back.

Printed pants are always an eye-catching fashion statement, especially in this trending Burberry-inspired pattern, which has made a handful of appearances in previous street style editions. A classic short-sleeve button-up white shirt balances out the trousers in terms of print but complements them in terms of retro styling. A bright blue cap and grail-level UNDERCOVER x Nike Jungle Dunks in “Royal” frame the look and add some extra impact.

If you’ve seen Jared Leto‘s Gucci jacket meme, you’ll know that the actor is an avid fan of the Italian fashion house. Attending the Cruise 2018 collection runway show, Jared shows his love to Gucci by not only dressing up in the boldest and brightest pieces from the brand, but also sporting some facial hair that seriously emulates Alessandro Michele‘s look. Outfit-wise, Jared keeps it consistently vibrant and lustrous from head to toe with a pink velvet coat, a sateen shirt, bright yellow track pants and metallic silver sneakers.

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