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Who doesn’t love sweats and sneakers? Even if you like to dress up occasionally, you’d prob pick sneaks and a dad cap over a bodycon dress pretty much always (unless there will be hot dudes at the place we’re going, then expect me to be practically topless).
There is however, a fine line between being adorbs in your athleisure, and looking like you rolled out of bed to go on a coffee run.
Wearing streetwear is an art form — attempting to make it partially feminine, part badass and part comfortable is like trying to make the perfect cocktail — you know if it’s too sweet, you’re gonna have to pour that shit out, so like, don’t fuck it up.
I went in search of the coolest female street brands to get some tips to stay on trend, and keep me out of tragedy territory. And since I’m not willing to wait in a long ass line for the Snoop Dogg x Opening Ceremony collab, or spend $400 on a shirt from the Jay-Z x Revolve collab, I needed some other options.
You’ve likely stolen your boyfriends’ hoodie by the popular brand The Hundreds. Well, time to rejoice, because the brand just released some cool shit made just for the females.
Designer and founder “Bobby Hundreds” made the comfiest line I’ve ever worn — and let’s just say I’m a hoodie aficionado. The brand is called Jennifer USA and is meant to be oversized, but is equally feminine and cool af.
Bobby decided to call the Jennifer version of a dad cap a “daughter cap” — if that’s not cute, I don’t know what is.
“Jennifer is a women’s brand,” he says. “It wouldn’t make sense for us to be selling ‘dad hats,’ but it would also be weird calling it a ‘mom’ hat to exclude all the non-mothers. I think ‘daughter’ hat makes the most sense considering all women are daughters, so this is the most inclusive approach,” he says.
The lettering on their comfy af shirts has an old school 90’s Stussy puffy paint typa thing happening. But perhaps my fave piece from this line are the “Weekend” shorts — which are long, cutoff sweat shorts.
At first I was afraid to try wearing them in public, but soon realized they looked fucking rad with tucked in shirt and heeled boots. You can also wear them high on your waist over a bodysuit with heels, which keeps it feminine, but also street at the same time. Add some black fishnets, drape a denim jacket over your shoulders, and rock the Jennifer USA “Daughter” cap for an even cooler vibe.
If you like the basics, but you like ‘em soft and fresh and fly, then Bad Decision Adventure Club will be your jam. The brand is a philanthropic, unilux (unisex-luxury) and eco-friendly brand that offers comfortable pieces that can be worn multiple ways, and most importantly to make bad decisions in.
Co-founders Rachel Grant and Alyssa Gudino have traveled and partied together, but also think it’s cool to have a positive impact and stand up for the issues you believe in. “Just because you are adventurous and sometimes make bad or risky decisions,” they say, “doesn’t mean that you can’t care about taking care of earth and being socially aware. It’s all about finding a balance of the two — having fun and helping how you can at the same time.”
Try the peach or tan Bulleit Bomber oversized, with the Johnny Muscle Tee which fits like a dress,, then throw on a pair of strappy block heels for on-trend look. Or, try the Oxely Overall with a cute bralette underneath, some on-trend fishnet shorts with some dope af colorful Puma x Fenty sneakers.
For a recommendation straight from the designers: “We feel like Chance the Rapper put overalls back on the map — we like a tonal set up for the Oxely Overall styled with our Jameson Tee underneath, with your favorite cool sneaks,” Rachel and Alyssa say.
Ladies wearing menswear is always hot af — especially if you can mix and match and wear some fly heels with a bomb ass blazer and trousers. My dream is to own a custom made gold cheetah blazer by Anthony Franco — you’ve likely seen his work on Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie. But until that dream happens, I’ll be buying all the jackets from Wildfang.
A good mix for streetwear is to add a super fab blazer with some rolled up boyfriend jeans or shorts. Throw the blazer over a printed bodysuit, or even a plain T-shirt and pair with some rad oxford loafers — add a boater hat for a summer-y gender-bending street-savvy yet polished look.
While you’re obsessing over the Gevinson Blazer from Wildfang, imagine yourself with it over one of their sick “Wild Feminist” T-shirts, paired with some pleather leggings and heels. Or just go all out, and rock the Newton Long Blazer in white over a lacey bodysuit, with matching Cho Trouser — then throw a bomb ass white or nude heel with it.
If you aren’t the suit type, Wildfang has some killer casual jumpers which are great to dress up or down with just a swap of the heel. My faves are the Camo Jumper Dress with fishnets and Doc Martens, and the Petra jumpsuit with a lace bralette and my rose-gold sneaks.
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