Wednesday, June 27, 2018

How to Wear Streetwear Like an Adult

The key to streetwear is combining the cool with casual. In a market often saturated with skater wannabe’s and Instagram influencers, it can be hard to filter out the noise to uncover the best streetwear trends for an adult. Sure, the cool kids of the 2000’s have adopted streetwear as their everyday wear, but the originators still know a thing or two about the best streetwear brands. So, here’s guide to wearing streetwear as an adult:

Luxury Fabrics

Wearing high quality materials can add some class to any streetwear outfit. Modern streetwear has turned a corner, with brands designing innovative pieces using superior quality materials, taking bigger risks than before in terms of style. When it comes to premium fabric, streetwear clothing has it covered. Think: scuba, cashmere and jersey. It could be said that to take streetwear to the next level, this was the natural progression. Now it’s ideal for working professionals and business executives who want to look stylish, even during downtime – with designer trucker caps, luxury twin sets and branded hoodies.

Key Players

Know your brands and stick to them. Since the popularity of streetwear has dramatically increased in recent years, along with the rise of “sports luxe” many new brands have popped up. For someone of the older generation, it’s not always practical to keep yourself up to date with the latest trends. There’s no sell-by date when it comes to streetwear, but for an adult sometimes it’s best to play it safe with the established brands e.g. Nike, Adidas, Puma etc. Stay subtle when it comes to choosing items with logo’s, there’s no need for an adult to brazenly wear a designer, it’s less about clout and more about effortless style.

Focus on Footwear

Any novice wanting to try and add streetwear to their wardrobe they may already be unknowingly wearing it. Footwear is where streetwear all started, so take care of your sneakers and the rest will follow. Instead of rushing to buy the latest releases or must-haves, consider quality over trend. In short, there are plenty of brands making excellent quality trainers without the Yeezy price tag – and they still look great paired with your suit or jeans. Though it’s a good idea to have a few classic’s like Adidas Originals or Nike Air Jordan’s, there’s nothing wrong with choosing quality sneakers for everyday wear.

Tailor the Fit

Streetwear doesn’t have to be confined to out-of-office hours. With the ever-changing world of work, many companies have a less strict dress codes; it’s not all about suits anymore. You can still work the smart casual look by combining streetwear with workwear. For example, pairing a work blazer with fitted jeans and streetwear t-shirt creates the ultimate smart casual look, perfect for the office. If you’re going to jump on board with this trend, then keep it tailored. Not “tailored” in the sense of fitted tracksuits, but keep it loose rather than “baggy” to achieve a grown-up streetwear look.

Don’t Overcomplicate It

There’s still a controversy surrounding mixing and matching with brands. So, if you must, keep it simple. Don’t outwardly wear multiple brands, it’s best to stick with a leading logo, and then complimenting it with subtle pieces from other brands.

About the author: Amelia Morgan is a student studying design with a love for fashion, she enjoys travelling to unusual locations and seeing how fashion trends differ around the world. Amelia Also enjoy fictional reading and hiking in her spare time.


  1. These are great tips! I agree with all of them. 😊 Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Sarah
    Hustla, baby.

  2. Love what you said about not mixing and matching a ton of brands. So smart!


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