INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
BEST STREET STYLE OF 2017
By Style Feed Staff, 31 December 2017
We've taken our outfit inspiration wherever we could get in 2017 – from catwalks, films, television, even our deskmates at ASOS HQ. But the surest source of serious style goals this year? The sartorially saturated streets of the world's most fashionable cities. Here's 10 of the most stealable looks we spotted.
London Fashion Week Men's AW17
The LFWM AW17 award for wearing all the trends at once goes to this fella. Puffer coat, black skater hoodies, Gosha belt, camp joggers, hi-tech reworking of classic sneakers (Jordan Horizons in this case) – it's all there. And the LFWM AW17 award for somehow making all the trends at once look steezy and natural? Also this fella.
London Fashion Week Men's AW17
Has anyone ever looked as simultaneously comfy and put together as this guy? The only time you'll ever see us in this amount of soft-textured fabric, we'll have one eye glued shut, hair all over the place and the morning's second cup of coffee spilled down our fronts. Whereas our Fashion-Week hero has here effortlessly elevated his PJ-worthy brown fleecy tracksuit with icy-fresh white sneaks, a blue wool overcoat and a mustard beanie for a final tonal touch.
Paris Fashion Week Men’s AW17
Look at this guy, emerging from the Parisian winter gloom like a murkily clad master. Black bucket hat; black wide-leg trews; retro black Converse; everything else in tonal shades of dark brown; and just a subtle hint of salmon pink around the three-quarter zip on his overhead top. Wearing colour but not looking like you're wearing colour is the new wearing colour.
New York Fashion Week AW17
A slouchy skate sweatshirt under a smart overcoat is basically page one of the street-stylers' guide book (2017 edition), but that doesn't mean we aren't going to tip our hat (or slightly raise the hood of our slouchy skate sweatshirt) when we see a particularly strong example of the trend. Here our hero elevates his standard Thrasher top with a seriously dapper checked overcoat, a mustard-coloured beanie and a sneaky denim shirt for bonus layering points.
London Fashion Week AW17
Some quality low-key fashion-ing from this lad, with only the Commes Des Garcons x Converse kicks marking him out as a paid-up member of the stylish set, rather than a well-put-together regular bloke. Everything else – the mustard beanie, black blouson jacket, black polo shirt and grey straight-leg chinos – you've probably got in your wardrobe right now. Dig them out and recreate this, stat.
Milan Fashion Week AW17
Admittedly, 'private school bully from an 80s teen movie' isn't a look that leaps to mind as our new spring go-to, but this fella – with his boxy sport coat, high-waisted mid-wash jeans, normcore baseball cap and just a hint of aggressive undershirt – makes a pretty convincing case. Watch out, poindexters!
London Fashion Week Men’s SS18
No wonder this dude’s happy, he’s just absolutely smashed two of summer ’17’s biggest trends in one steezily utilitarian getup. Lightweight, voluminous chinos are a skate-flavoured essential that’s finally starting to supplant the ubiquitous skinny pant. And the next-level take on tonal dressing is to make your colours so indistinguishable that they merge into a single shade of awesomeness.
Paris Fashion Week Men’s SS18
Guy here is scratching his head like he’s forgotten something. But he’s pulling together smart shoes, athletic socks, retro adidas trackie bottoms and a band T-shirt like an absolute boss, so it can’t be anything off his ‘all the SS17 trends’ list that’s he left behind. Probably his house keys, then.
New York Fashion Week SS18
This guy’s got transitional dressing down to an art form. His outfit is an expert blend of both September's seasons – check out the summer staples in an autumnal palette. He keeps it chill with a Palace tee and cool denim jacket, but finishes his look with refined slacks for a masterful mash-up. Extra points for the Neo-style shades.
Milan Fashion Week SS18
Looking at this guy, one word springs to mind: hypebeast. Streetwear has been high on the sartorial agenda for a while now, and this fella looks fully versed in the traditional tropes. An all-black tracksuit (Skepta would approve), matching cap and old-school Nike Air Max TNs make up this serious 'fit, but the pièce de résistance is of course that bright-red Louis Vuitton x Supreme flight bag. Jeez.