“I just like streetwear. I have always been a fan of Saint Lauren because I like how their jeans fit on me, but as far as high fashion, I do not wear too much high fashion.” –Tyga
Looking fashion-forward and stylish while in streetwear clothes whether that may be wholesale Bob Marley or anything else can be a little challenging.
More often than not, the endeavor alone could be a hit or miss and if you are not careful, you might end up looking like a homeless slob. When it comes to assembling a streetwear sartorial ensemble, you need to create a balance between the existing basics in your wardrobe and the streetwear trends you favor. You should do it tastefully so that you would appear sophisticated and in no case should you ever try hard. In this regard, it is imperative that prior to collecting pieces for a street-chic wardrobe; one should already have the necessary sartorial staples in their closets.
After all, your attempt in creating a street-chic look would be all for naught if you have not nailed the basics of women’s wear just yet. Creating a wardrobe for a street-chic style can be established by building your look around a few key pieces. By having an idea of what your building block pieces are, it would then be easy to add a few extras into the mix and then match them in a way that your outfit would always be unique, interesting and sophisticated.
To start building your wardrobe, here are the key sartorial pieces you would need:
1.) Cozy Flannel Shirt
Cozy, comfortable and stylish are three things that come to mind when it comes to characterizing this streetwear staple. If you want an excellent place to start in building a streetwear appropriate wardrobe, go ahead and grab a trust woven or flannel button-down shirt. This staple is incredibly versatile and allows you to style it in a myriad of ways. From western, laid-back, grungy or even hipster-esque, a flannel shirt would certainly give you multiple looks in just one piece of clothing.
2.) Cropped Leather Jackets
Perfect for the colder seasons, a cropped leather jacket is perfect for any wardrobe and is a must for streetwear-chic closets. Unfortunately, many women balk at the idea of buying a leather jacket considering that these pieces are exorbitantly priced. Not to worry, you can find durable and fashionable jackets at an affordable price in stores like Forever 21 and Old Navy. If you took meticulous care and followed its wash instructions, it might even last you decades.
3.) A delicate girly dress
You might think that streetwear is about looking as grunge and tough as you can—a badass if you may. However, no matter how rebellious you wish your ensemble to look, a feminine dress is still very much essential to make an ultra-sophisticated glam streetwear wardrobe. Look fior a feminine dress that grazes your knees just right made from delicate materials such as silk, lace or tulle or a combination of these textures. Go for muted colors and for a glam rocker chic look, pair it with your favorite boots.
4.) An “It” pair of shoes
Speaking of boots, your wardrobe should have that one iconic pair of shoes that would help you define your look better. It does not matter whether your shoe of choice would be a pair of boots, sneakers, luxury sneakers or even designer heels, so long as you feel like they define your style, it can be anything. This pair of shoes should elevate your outfit and should be able to tie all the elements of your outfit together and give it cohesion as well as sophistication.
5.) A graphic tee you identify with
Apart from upgrading your outfit, graphic tees also make excellent conversation starters. In this regard, make sure you find tees you can identify with so that you can discuss your shirt or its meaning with any onlookers who might be curious. If having pictures slapped across your shirt is not something you are comfortable with, find tees that have funny phrases or retro logos instead—so long as it references something you can actually relate with.