It’s easy to see why we’ve collectively embraced street wear. The fashion genre’s ability to combine comfort and boundary-pushing style has enticed many into a daily habit of sneakers and hoodies. Styled well and topped off with the right accessories, the look should be fresh, rather than slobbish (despite what your grandparents might think). So, what can you expect from this winter’s ever evolving street wear trends?
Statement making outerwear
There’s no shying away from tracksuits and sweats in punchy colours this season, plus the look works just as well for girls as it does for guys. Cut through the sea of wintery black and grey outfits in bold, primary coloured sweatsuits, or throw on a bright coloured puffer jacket. Sherpa lined collars on corduroy and denim jackets will be big in menswear this season. Wear the jacket over a hoodie and you’ve got the quintessential East Coast look.
More 90s mayhem
Fashion’s affinity for the 90s is only growing. This winter, iconic sportswear brands that defined the decade’s fashion are back to tug at our nostalgic heart strings. Factorie currently has a range of Fila hoodies, tees, sweats and shoes that take us right back to the days of mood rings and one-strapped overalls. Cargo pants (yes, really), big branding and logos are also making a comeback. Be sure to wear it with confidence and team with a fitted or cropped t-shirt to keep it modern.
Forget those thin-soled plimsolls – the time for chunky, basketball-meets-dad trainers is now. For inspiration, look no further than the high fashion runways of Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton, both of which sent models out in thousand-dollar dresses and exaggeratedly dorky (but cool) trainers. Thankfully this street-driven trend won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Classic styles from Nike, Fila, Adidas and Puma are all within reach. Complete your outfit with layered jewellery and small sunglasses (a la Rihanna).