In the past, we saw streetwear as items in the wardrobe which we could quickly dispose of after a few falls and scrape in the park. From the hip-hop and skater era which ruled the nineties and early noughties, their fashion have grown and evolved. And, so have their audience. Now, streetwear is king, and what we see in our everyday life. Still, most of that generation cannot deny the comforts of the hoodie and tracksuit experienced from their early days compared to tailored chinos and slim fitted jacket.
However, you do not want to be seen as that person who does “not dress their age”. So, we have compiled 4 ways to wear streetwear like an adult to avoid that fashion disaster.
Investing in quality materials
Nowadays, most streetwear brands create their clothing with materials that you would not afford to ruin by falling over out compared to the olden days. Now, it is time to invest in brands that uses luxe materials. So, something durable and premium at the same time. This means buying joggers from the higher-end which you can pair with a tee. Keeping your fashion subtle is key in not falling into the “not dressing your age” trap. Think Officine Generale, who uses quality products, and designs their products with quality in mind not delicate wear and tears.
Do not jump onto the bandwagon
Saying that, youths can get away with logos to show off on social media, as recognition is what instantly gratifies them. So, it is good enough that you are aware of Yeezy and Supreme. However, you need to understand what style and clothing works for you and your lifestyle. Seek out other known brands that isn’t within the crowd and keep your style subtle, such as Acne Studios. For your age, style should be a skill, not being fashionable.
Mother nature is not the forgiving type when we age. Rather than dressing yourself in baggy clothing that can potentially make you look as a teenager, or dare I say, look as if you are in a mid-life crisis. Opt for regular and loose clothing which can still give you a relaxed vibe. This is easier to do with joggers and a t-shirt. Yet, do not wear them all at once! Instead, just wear one loose clothing in your outfit. This way you can be seen as stylish and not overdoing it.
Keep it subtle
Subtlety is key to dressing your age and as a adult. Sure, you want to be seen as “in the crowd”, by having your logo out. However, there are other ways to tackle this. You can still wear mens designer fashion and still look good! Consider mix and matching your clothes like the current hoodie and a chino.
After all, outfits that have some creativity will catch the attention of others instead of the head-to-toe branded outfit which would be an instant eyesore.