HOW TO WEAR: STREET-SKI
By Lakeisha Goedluck, 14 January 2018
The 90s streetwear scene has received a lot of hype this season, from slick puffer jackets to old-school creps. If you’re into the aesthetic, you’ve probably got your staple look sorted. So, to stand out from the crowd, why not up your road-ready steez with some skiwear for the coldest months of the year? Introducing the street-ski trend…
When it comes to choosing skiing separates, you can always find solid options in a camouflage print. In fact, the pattern has been big news both on and off the slopes this season – for AW17, camo trews and overcoats could be spotted at Liam Hodges and Maharishi, respectively.
To up your streetwear game this winter, infuse your wardrobe with camouflage-flavoured picks. Go for a half-zip overhead jacket with camo detailing to start, and pair it with some loose-fitting camouflage trews in a slightly different print to prevent your ’fit from appearing too uniform. Layer up with an off-white puffer jacket to pare down your look.
Combining two different clothing traditions can be tough, but a simple way to ensure success is by going for a strong colour palette to unite your look. In this instance, black, white and red form the basis of your getup.
Stay warm with a bright-red roll-neck and layer up with a black and white shirt, and a Helly Hansen ski jacket comprised off all three colours. Rock white trousers and a pair of retro Air Max 97s in a monochrome colourway to tie your ensemble together. Add some extra 90s flavour to your look with streetwear pieces in traditional check prints – a camel-coloured check cap will make for a subtle switch up.
Heritage patterns have enjoyed a renaissance this season, with tartan appearing on the runway at the likes of Paul Smith and Bottega Veneta for AW17. So it’s a solid idea to swap out your go-to joggers for a pair of red tartan trousers.
On your top half, layer up with a white polo neck and a black crew-neck striped jumper to show that pattern clashing is the way to go this winter. The sartorially savvy have also developed a penchant for unusual colour combos of late – so don an electric-blue ski-ready jacket from The North Face and a neon-yellow Fila beanie to complete your ensemble in uncompromising fashion.