BU STREETSTYLE: Streetwear Modernizing Neutrals

BU STREETSTYLE: Streetwear Modernizing Neutrals

Beatrice Sclapari

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Even though Boston University is not a “fashion school,” there are some strikingly quality outfits that grace Commonwealth Avenue. One common trend is Streetwear: neutral-toned outfits that include casual bomber jackets, baseball caps, hoodies and sneakers.

 

Streetwear is a distinctive style of fashion with heavy skate culture, hip hop and Japanese influences, and is breaking into the world of couture and high fashion. With brands such as Hood by Air and Vetements, streetwear has taken a back door into the fashion industry. Other founding brands of Streetwear include Richardson, Anti Social Social Club, Supreme, Kith and Stussy. The sporty vibe is ideal for the fashion-oriented, busy college student like these well-dressed BU students.

John D'Alessandro, SMG '17

A long, slightly oversized sweater paired with slimmer pants and sneakers can be the ideal go-to outfit. With heavy influences from designers such as Kanye West (Yeezy), Neek Lurk (AntiSocial Social Club) and Nobuhiro Mori and Keiji Ishizuka (OffWhite), neutral colors like the sweatshirt seen here instill the idea that indeed, less is more. 

Less fitted clothing is a popular streetwear staple. This loose sweatshirt with the subtle phrase exclusive to that brand, paired with less structured, textured dress pants works for both men and women. The right pair of sneakers can bring the look together, and these Addidas Superstars have been taking over the streets. Originally a low-top basketball shoe, the sneakers revolutionary design quickly spread in popularity in the 1970’s. A few decades later, this shoe became the symbol for hip-hop culture and is now a staple in streetwear. 

This outfit featuring denim-on-denim paired with a neutral sweatshirt and camo sneakers is a less athletic take on street style. The cap, with an eye-catching design, adds an element of humor and intrigue to the overall outfit. 

Jennie Rhee, COM '17

This outfit featuring denim-on-denim paired with a neutral sweatshirt and camo sneakers is a less athletic take on street style. The cap, with an eye-catching design, adds an element of humor and intrigue to the overall outfit.

If you are about to spend the day running from classes to office hours to the library, ditching comfort for style seems like too much to ask. However, streetwear allows you to feel like you are in pajamas while still looking pretty sharp. 

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