The Ultimate Guide to Urban Clothing for 2017

Each year, we always seem to see new trends come to the forefront of the fashion world. Though these normally chop & change, it appears that this year, there is going to be a big focus on urban clothing. This year, we are seeing a shift in the typical urban clothing we are used to seeing. Traditionally, most items of urban clothing would be associated with younger people and lounging around, but is a widely accepted and ever growing trend to start wearing urban clothing for a wider range of occasions. We’ve broken the style down into its each separate element so that you can make the style your own.


When it comes to choosing a t-shirt to wear, the most important factor is certainly the colour. When going for a look which is more casual, it can be a good idea to go for brighter colours, but when going for a smarter vibe – try use more neutral colours such as black, white, grey, khaki or nude. When it comes to choosing between long, short sleeves or even mens oversized t-shirts, long sleeved t-shirts can be considered slightly more stylish, whereas short sleeved t-shirts are more relaxed. But the great thing about the majority of urban clothing is that you can be very flexible with the outfit you choose, meaning that whether you go short-sleeve or long-sleeve both will look just as good!


The first thing that comes to mind when picturing a hoodie is often a piece of clothing which is baggy, relaxed, and perfect for lounging around in. However, when it comes to this years’ urban clothing the hoodies worn are generally smarter, ‘luxe’ style hoodies that fit the bill perfectly. These are perfect as they go perfectly under any type of jacket, whether it is leather, bomber or denim. Or you can ditch the jacket all together and wear a zip-up hoodie with a t-shirt underneath.


Similarly to the hoodie, sweatpants are an item of clothing which is usually associated with being baggy and used to lounge around your home. However, they are now made in so many different styles that they can be worn for a wide range of different occasions. With the current trends, you will want to stay away from the traditional baggy style with a cuffed ankle, and instead opt for sweatpants designed in a skinnier, tailored fit to give off a smarter yet effortless feel. The key with the grey joggers is to go with neutral colours, and let your clothing on the upper half of your body take most of the attention.


Arguably the best thing about urban clothing is how versatile it is, and this is especially true for your jacket choice. Even though the jacket can be versatile, it’s worth remembering that this will be the focal point of your outfit. Therefore, you will want something which is a brighter shade and will match with the other elements of the outfit


As always, your footwear is essentially the finishing touch to your outfit. When it comes to choosing your trainers, they should be sporty, but still have a luxury aspect to them. There a wide range of brands which have now designed running trainers so that they can be worn as part of a modern urban outfit – but it can be difficult to strike the balance between being smart and looking like gym wear. To ensure that you can stay on the stylish end of the urban clothing scale, it can be a good idea to go for canvas trainers or plimsolls, as these will combine the comfortable with the stylish, and complete your look perfectly.

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