Summer’s here and with it, some exciting fashion trends. What are the hottest street looks people will be wearing over the next few months? Whether it’s old school tracksuits, fresh collaborations between streetwear designers and sportswear brands, or an endless variety of creative graphic tees, there’s something to inspire everyone.
1990s throwback looks are still having a moment, and men’s streetwear from back then is a noticeable trend on the runways. Clean, minimalist tracksuits and tracksuit jackets from designers like Astrid Andersen and Nasir Mazhar, sometimes adorned with a logo patch, are just one example of how this iconic style is being reinterpreted as its popularity endures. Meanwhile, Adidas, whose legendary Stan Smith sneakers we recently covered here on the blog, is taking us back to where it all started with a re-release of another OG 1970s tracksuit in bright orange and navy.
Collaborations are also drawing attention, with Vetements leading the charge as it has pursued joint collections with no less than 18 other major brands including Juicy, Hanes, and Levi’s. Fashion observers will no doubt remember how Vetements’ collaboration with Juicy made a splash last summer in the form of luxe velour tracksuits and hoodies featuring the glittering Juicy logo that was all the rage in the early aughts. New collaborations between fashion houses and major sportswear brands have resulted in some great streetwear styles that look at times familiar yet consistently innovative, from Italy’s Fila teaming up with Gosha Rubchinsky on a classic logo hoodie to OFF-WHITE and Umbro joining forces on a punk-inspired streetwear line featuring patchwork looks made of gingham and pinstriped fabrics.
Of course, as the temperatures rise folks will no doubt be peeling off their outer garments for a little fresh air. What will they be wearing underneath? Chances are good that they’ll be sporting graphic tees. Here, too, retro looks are also in, although there’s a fine line between nostalgia and kitsch. Some brands, like Opening Ceremony, are offering simple, elegant tees in a trendy pastel pink hue featuring a single red rose. Others, like Rebuild by Needles, are going in entirely the opposite direction with bold statement tees assembled using a selection of vintage collegiate t-shirts to create a one-of-a-kind look. From simple to elaborate, there’s a graphic tee to fit every style and sensibility.
Are there any new trends you’re especially excited about this summer? If so, let us know! We’re always keeping a lookout for fresh, exciting new streetwear looks.