Streetwear can be a difficult look to style in summer, no matter how committed you are to this aesthetic. The iconic pieces that embody the urban look – like hoodies and joggers – are definitely far easier to flex in during the colder months of the year.
But worry not. You can still rock an urban-inspired ‘fit in the summer. Good news is that there are plenty of styles you can swap out your favourite garments for once the hot weather hits. Read on for the must-have styles for SS19, which are now available from brands like Golden Equation, who offer men’s streetwear in the UK.
Call them denim shorts, jean shorts, or jorts, but this style of denim is the perfect summer alternative to your favourite pair of jeans. This style of shorts is easy to style for every occasion, from casual daytime looks to nights out.
To avoid the preppy look, and keep your outfit looking on point, you’ll have to choose the right style. Nothing too tailored or structured, or you’ll miss the mark on the urban aesthetic. For the ultimate summer streetwear vibes, pick a pair of distressed denim shorts in either black, indigo blue, or white.
Short Sleeve Shirts
Nothing screams summer style like a short sleeved shirt. Dad shirts are well and truly fashionable again. This year everyone from designers to high street brands has given them a streetwear twist, mixing retro prints with youth culture inspired fashion.
Loud prints and bold colours and bold prints are a key part of this trend, but there are plenty of more understated options to choose from too. Dark florals and minimal palm prints are perfect if you don’t want to flex in anything too garish. For anyone lucky enough to be heading to the beach this summer, short sleeve shirts will work well with any style of swim shorts. Heading off on a city break instead? Then pair with denim shorts and trainers.
It wouldn’t really be a summer style guide without mentioning swimwear. From classic styles to more daring colour choices, there really is something to suit every taste. Streetwear-inspired swim shorts keep things long in length and relaxed in fit.
The key trends for this season are stripes and florals when it comes to patterns, matched with a longer length that finishes just above the knee.
Joggers aren’t the first thing that come to mind when you think of summer garms. But, with the British weather being what it is, it should come as no surprise that they’re one of the go-to streetwear styles for the season.
This season, the style of choice for joggers is a slim fit in classic urban colours like black, white, grey marl and army green. On sunny days, opt for a pair of joggers shorts to nail the casual urban look, paired with a vest or short sleeve tee.
Taking inspiration from youth culture, skater-style vests are the perfect way to stay cool and look stylish in the summer. Think longline curved hems for an authentic urban edge with a racerback for added sportswear vibes. Don’t confuse stylish vests with your old gym gear though. If you want to nail the casual streetwear look, finding the right fit is everything. A relaxed style is key for the summer, but your vest should still fit you properly in key areas like the collar and around the armpit area.
The right vest is the perfect summer garm for all occasions from beach days to festivals and even casual drinks in the hotel bar.
Track jackets are the latest retro look being revamped by the fashion world and this season’s styles will have you looking fresh all summer. Perfect for throwing on once the temperature drops in the evening, these lightweight jackets are a stylish way to top off any ‘fit.
Usually made from a cotton-poly blend or shiny poly tricot, you can throw a track jacket into your bag without worrying about it getting creased or weighing you down.