What’s trending in streetwear for 2021? Let Culture Kings be your wardrobe saviour.
We can all admit that we’d purchased an item of clothing at the start of this year and (seriously) believed we’d get some good use out of it in 2020…Whether due to an unprecedented and tumultuous year or not, unfortunately, that item is unworn, unloved and most likely still has the tags on.
But, for most of us, as we’ve sat around at home for what feels like an eternity, the world leaders in streetwear, Culture Kings, has unveiled the hottest styles of 2020 and what to add to your wardrobe for the year ahead.
The Three Most Bought Fashion Items of 2020:
Whether you’re running around or lounging about, there’s no denying that for Aussies, this year comfort has been at the forefront of streetwear fashion – swapping tight fits for relaxed, stretchy waistbands. And, to bring back memories of better times (cue 2005 vibes), Culture Kings saw a resurgence of the iconic matching tracksuit sets – a wardrobe staple for 2020. Of course, there was no better brand to do this than Kappa. Releasing a capsule collection in September as a collaboration with Culture Kings, Kappa ensured that there was a line of track pants, jackets, basketball shorts and T-shirts to wear – all equally comfortable yet stylish.
Slippers, Slides and Sneakers
2020 – the year when fashionable comfort was on the rise, Culture Kings’ footwear department did not disappoint. Much like the tracksuit; slippers, slides and sneakers have made a return to our wardrobes making it an essential regardless of the type of shoe enthusiast you are. Easily paired with any occasion or attire, slippers, slides and sneakers can effortlessly elevate any casual off-duty look. Of course, no slipper or slide would be complete without a pair of mid-length socks.
Steering clear of defining apparel with gender stereotypes, heading into Culture Kings you’ll soon realise that dressing androgynously has never looked so good. And, of course, searching for unisex clothing has never been easier with Culture Kings’ lineup of vintage T-shirts, drop-crotch joggers and hooded garments available. If you’re not too sure where to start, take a look at The Anti-Order unisex clothing range which aims to help bridge the gap between form and function, plus gender and acceptance.
The Three Streetwear Fashion Trends to Add to Your 2021 Wardrobe:
UV Activated Clothing
With 90s inspired tees coming back into fashion – so too is colour morphing clothing thanks to UV activated clothing. Although UV reactive technology has been around for some time, combined with streetwear apparel, it enables print designs to change colours when exposed to UV rays. The New Era UV Activation 9FORTY A-Frame Snapbacks, exclusive to Culture Kings is a must-have staple for the Australian summer ahead – just choose between your favourite team.
Something that has to be seen to be believed, if you haven’t been tantalised by the power of iridescent clothing, just wait. Calling it already, holographic fabrics are going to be one of the hottest trends in streetwear fashion. Starting with a striking metallic finish, with every turn or flash the material changes into a rainbow-like reflection. Earlier this year New York-based brand, Loiter, released an unforgettable lineup of iridescent vests, hoodies, T-shirts and joggers. It’s adaptive, it’s reflective and it will make you stand out.
Black and Gold
Black is back – but this time it’s royally matched with a reigning combination of gold, making it the hallmark of streetwear fashion for 2021. Pair your black tee with a gold plated chain, or, if you’d rather not be tied down, look to a pair of black sneakers that are embellished with gold trim – effortless and stylish. To have you prepared for the trend, Culture Kings has dedicated an entire collection to the hottest black and gold products dropping online – our favourite is the Champion Black and Gold Set.
To explore more of what Culture Kings has to offer, see the full range online or head to your nearest store now.
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