Enjoy the casual, laid-back vibe of Singapore girls and hip hop celebrities by trying on the streetwear trend of oversized jumpers, baggy trousers, giant sunglasses and hats with our 5 handy tips.
Streetwear is often confused with street style, but they are worlds apart. Street style is a very general term for fashion on the street; a typical example would be a celebrity wearing fashionable outfits to pose for paparazzi photos. Streetwear, on the other hand, is a niche style of clothing made famous more by rappers and celebrities such as G-Dragon and CL of 2NE1. It's a tricky style to define, but it's most recognisable by its baggy trousers, smart trainers and oversized jumpers.
In Singapore, there's a small movement of girls who wear classic streetwear like our herworldPLUS Street Style Awards winner Steph L, best known by her Instagram and blog Mianbaobreadpan, who is a street dancer and fashionista in Singapore. Check out Steph's and her friends' inspiration and discover our 6 tips to succeed without looking like a schoolboy in the making.
KNOW YOUR BRANDS AND FASHION INSPIRATIONS
Looking at popular streetwear brands and pap shots of rocking streetwear celebrities will take you far in discerning what is "street" and what is not.
Some essential streetwear brands are: Adidas, Nike, HBA, Stussy, Supreme, AcidSG, Kenzo, Alexander Wang
Celebrities to get your streetwear inspo from: Kanye West, G-Dragon, Pharrell Williams, Cara Delevinge, Rihanna
KNOW THE BASICS OF URBAN FASHION AND STREEWEAR
Easy staples of this style are jeans, jumpers, T-shirts, knickers, jogger trousers, hats (bucket, snapbacks and baseball caps), sports shoes and trainers. It's so comfortable, isn't it? These staples will take you far and with clever pairing, you can find hundreds of outfit variations. Oversized silhouettes are also crucial to this style, so throw on your boyfriend's jacket or your dad's old Nike jumper.
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KNOW YOUR COLOURS
There are plenty of colourful streetwear outfits out there, but monochrome and darker colours like grey or brown are the easiest to achieve. You want to make a calm and dignified statement, so leave the bright yellows or bubblegum pinks for your summer bikinis.
KNOW THAT LESS IS MORE
Excessive layering and messy prints almost never work for this style, although masters like Rihanna pull it off with aplomb. For starters, try wearing an oversized slogan T-shirt with skinny jeans and your trusted Nike sneakers.
Other outfit ideas: Wear an oversized baseball jacket or jumper with a pair of ripped denim shorts and a pair of high cut trainers. You can also opt for a crop top, joggers and classic all white Adidas shoes.
KNOW AND MASTER THE STREETWEAR ATTITUDE
Confidence is essential to wear this style. Without it, don't even try because you'll end up looking like a trend follower!