This is the first time we talk about fashion.
Are you willing to spend big bucks to buy a T-shirt? People, especially teens, are dropping wads of cash on branded streetwear like Supreme, Crooks and Castles, Bathing Ape and more. A simple boxed logo T-shirt can cost more than RM300, and people still buying it.
So, why is it catching so much love?
Casual & Comfortable
Sneakers, hoodies, bomber jackets, leggings, track pants, etc. These are clothes that you can put on and go for a jog, a workout, a road trip, and more. You can stretch your body freely inside them. There was a time when people believed they need to dress up formally on many occasions like a high tea buffet or even on a long-haul flight, now, most people just wear sportswear or streetwear.
Sportswear and streetwear have always been connected with hip-hop cultures. Many established streetwear brands take chances to make their appearances in hip-hop videos and films. Thus, streetwear culture has made its way into the mainstream. Nowadays, with the rising of Korean Pop cultures, youngsters all over the worlds want to wear like how their idols wear.
In addition, many artists have created their own clothing brands that sell premium streetwear. For example, Shawn Yue, a Hong Kong artist has developed his personal clothing label, MADNESS since 2014. The label has gained a lot of exposures because many artists including Shawn himself have made appearances with the label in movie scenes.
Like it or not, streetwear has become another threshold into the world of cool kids. Teenagers buy expensively branded streetwear just to snap some photos and post them on social media.
The question is, ‘Do we really need to spend that amount of money on streetwear?”
Bear with the truth, you will never become G-Dragon by wearing the same outfits with him. Fashion is not about what you wear, but how you wear it. So, picking pieces that fit your look is more important.
Here are some elements that you can add to your outfits to become a streetwear pro:
Minimalist graphic tees either with a big logo or word in the middle of the shirt or a small logo on the left chest can do the trick.
Grab a pair of light grey sweatpants with a white tee to make the classic duo.
Any baseball cap, as long as not from insurance companies, can make you look cool.
Sporty and sexy at once.
Let’s style up!