Top 5: Featured Items for Your Streetwear CollectionBy Angelica Malin
Men’s streetwear collections change with the seasons, keeping up to date with the latest trends while maintaining that unique streetwear style. With winter well underway, it’s probably time you started looking at new items to add to your personal collection. So, whether you’re on the hunt or a fresh pair of jeans for the winter months, or you’d rather upgrade your t-shirt collection for year-round style, here are the top 5 AW18 menswear pieces you should think about investing in.
With the temperatures continuing to drop, it’s probably the best time of year to invest in a long sleeved shirt that can be worn several different ways. Check shirts are all the rage this season, especially in seasonal colours like red, navy or dark grey.
Add a check shirt to your wardrobe and it will quickly become your go-to style. Wear buttoned up with black jeans and boots for a smarter winter look, or keep it casual by wearing it open under a graphic t-shirt and ripped jeans. It’s that classic lumberjack-inspired look that never seems to go out of style.
Look for extra detail like raw hems, logo buttons or dip dye effect for something unique amongst other similar styles.
Another shirt style you might want to consider for your AW18 wardrobe is a military overshirt. These army-inspired designs are perfect for layering and often have a distressed, grunge look that suits the time of year perfectly.
Overshirts are designed to be worn open with a t-shirt underneath, giving you the chance to show off your personality through patterned and printed t-shirt styles.
Taking inspiration from denim jackets, trucker jackets aren’t too dissimilar; the perfect throw-on jacket when you’re not spending too much time outdoors, but still need some protection from the cold temperatures! Trucker jackets are often designed with chest pockets and buttons down the front, with added button detail on the cuffs.
For this season’s casual jacket, look for trucker jackets that are a little different to the usual. For example, warm borg lining on the inside can make a big difference, especially through winter. Look for styles that have prints on the back for a unique take on a classic style.
If there was ever the time for a tracksuit, it’s winter. Perfect for a casual, comfortable look, tracksuits are a staple of any streetwear collection. Look for matching hoodies and joggers for a carefully constructed look, with smart branding detail and fitted designs. Modern tracksuit jogger styles feature panelling down the leg and cuffed hems.
Keep it simple with colours like grey, black or red for a classic look. Wear with a simple t-shirt and pair of black or white trainers to complete your appearance.
Zip skinny jeans
Jeans are a classic style that suit any season; you probably already have multiple pairs in your wardrobe. For AW18, look for a fresh pair of jeans that have unique detailing to your other pairs. Zips are becoming a more popular way of styling your jeans; look for zip detail on the thighs or even ankles.
To stay true to a streetwear look, make sure your jeans have some sort of distressed detail; whether that’s a full rip or just some subtle grazes is up to you. The wash of your jean is also important; consider an faded dark grey wash for something different to the usual black or blue styles.