INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
PFWM AW18 STREET STYLE
By Lakeisha Goedluck, 25 January 2018
Ditching dark colours is the where the sartorial zeitgeist's been of late, but this fella’s proof that sometimes sticking to what you know pays off. Tonally playing it smart, he opts for a mink-coloured knitted jumper to pair with his deep burgundy side-stripe trews – notice that they're velour, this season’s freshest fabric. He layers up with a black leather jacket complete with a contrasting fur-lined collar and keeps it minimal with his accessories: a utilitarian backpack, chunky-soled creps and all-black headphones make for an ultra-slick look.
It’s all well and good wanting to look fly, but it’s still midwinter, so staying warm should be a top priority – and this guy’s managed to strike the ideal balance between the two. On his top half, he teams a pale-pink oversized hoodie with an all-over borg coat and keeps the subdued vibes going down low with a pair of stone-grey checked slacks. To finish, he dons staple black Converse trainers with the laces undone – probably cos he knows how much everyone else is gonna be tripping over how great he looks.
Experimenting with unusual colour combinations is the way to go at the moment, but it’s a style choice that’s not for the faint hearted. This guy’s gone all out with an ensemble completely made up of varying shades of orange and green. To pull off such a look, the trick is to switch up your silhouette. He keeps his base layer simple by tucking his tee into his cord trousers – that way, his utilitarian longline jacket is free to serve as the focal point of his ’fit. Go bold or go home, right?
In case you haven't clocked, streetwear-meets-skatewear is a big deal in 2018. To get on board with the aesthetic, you need to nail the basics – as this guy so expertly does here. Starting with a slate-grey hoodie, he layers up with a Supreme x Champion gilet to show that he's not afraid to push boundaries when it comes to his outerwear choices. On his bottom half, he opts for straight-leg light-wash jeans, while a cross-body Eastpak bag, navy beanie and thick-soled shoes round off his ramp-ready getup.
Part minimalism master, part 90s streetwear aficionado – this dude is the sort of walking sartorial mashup that fashion week photographers yearn for. The key to rocking an outlandish shirt like this one is to keep the rest of your ’fit reserved – so, to keep the colourfulness in check, this fella’s chosen to team his with a black roll-neck jumper and matching coat. A pair of ripped jeans lighten things up down low, while some clean white Air Force 1s feed into the retro element of his experimental aesthetic.