INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
LFWM STREET STYLE
By Lakeisha Goedluck, June 15, 2018
From the adventurous mini-vacays to the plentiful rooftop bar trips that lay ahead, summer is always a fun-filled period. And for those who work in fashion, it’s an extra exciting time because it marks the beginning of a whole new sartorial season. This past weekend, the SS19 menswear shows kicked off in London. To mark the occasion, here’s a round-up of some of the best-dressed guys spotted in attendance.
In case you weren’t aware, colorful co-ords are still high on the agenda. An easy way to instantly up your style game, the key to rocking a standout matching set is to keep the rest of your ensemble fairly muted. Take this guy, for example: he opts for a berry-colored, structured two-piece, worn with a classic white T-shirt. He really shows off his sartorial prowess by going for a pair of all-black shades and the much-coveted Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax kicks.
For the past few seasons, side-stripe joggers have been ubiquitous among streetwear aficionados. However, this street-styler has decided to flip the script and go for pants with inside-leg detailing instead. He mirrors his bottom half by going for a bomber jacket with contrasting sleeves worn with a simple white tee. Accessories-wise, he goes full on — from the retro shades to his Western-inspired belt, this is a look that’s as striking as it is subtle.
Summer is all about referencing old-school aesthetics, and this fella has chosen to channel the '80s Riviera look. Donning a Hawaiian-print short-sleeved shirt, he goes with subdued colors for a minimal Scandi-style get-up. The checked pants add a refined, dadcore element to his ensemble, but he keeps his appearance chilled with a slate-gray tote bag (notice how it complements both his pants and his shirt), and a pair of worn-in Vans Authentic sneakers.
Another street-styler down to champion the co-ord, this guy meshes '90s hip-hop tropes with skater steez so well. Picking a pinstriped set, he layers up with a sturdy vest — a garment that, until recently, was often rebuffed by the fashionable lot. A pair of Nikes on foot, a slick five-panel cap and an of-the-moment cross-body bag really makes his look popping. Oh, and that skateboard – who needs a taxi to get from one show to the next, eh?
Soccer fever is in full swing, and this dude is clearly down to ride the (Mexican) wave. Choosing a checkerboard-print Off-White soccer shirt as the basis of his outfit, he goes for corresponding white joggers with an on-trend emergency-orange stripe. Extra points for the fact that he’s managed to get chunky-soled kicks to match. He finishes with a Kevin and Perry-style bucket hat and oversized shades combo.