Streetwear special: Rediscover your wardrobe with these runway styling tricks
Runway to real way
1. Incorporating a detachable collar
A quick and easy fix for those looking to dabble in streetwear, take the blown-up jumper to new proportions by adding on a detachable collar.
Do: Choose a textural piece like the crocheted version on Marc Jacobs' runway — it'll pop against the graphics and up the visual ante instantly.
Don't: Go for a preppy shirt collar unless you're intending to go down the collegiate route.
2. Letting your dungarees hang low
Instead of adjusting the buckles taut at chest-level, leave them slack and hanging à la DKNY FW16.
Do: Pick a top emblazoned with words instead of graphics in the interest of keeping things clean.
Don't: Try this with denim dungarees. The stiffness of the material will only mean unflattering — and unforgiving — bunching.
3. Layering a tee over your hoodie
Hoodies have come a long way from their rocky, wayward beginnings and progressively, as the default frat boy uniform. Already own a piece that's seen better days and one too many flight terminals? Then...
Do: Throw a T-shirt over, and go wild with sizing up if swag's your middle name.
Don't: Pick a fitting tee. Why? See above (point two).
4. Raising the hood
Between Fenty x Puma to Vetements, this right here is the new snapback.
Do: Put the drawstrings to good use and keep it taut around the head.
Don't: Try and take this past airport security, obviously.
5. Doubling up on accessories
We had the oversized chainlink necklaces, and then we had the chokers. Now, combine these two to lock in the 'tude.
Do: Have the second necklace sit a couple inches away from the first.
Don't: Go for a pair in different thickness. You're gunning for effortless, not unbalanced.
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