5 Streetwear Brands that Will BE Dream Closet Essentials

As I witness people of all creeds and backgrounds who have never played sports or entered a gym enjoy the trend - more than the actual comfort of - athleisure wear, I fully understand that streetwear might just be one of those things that’s very trendy right now and I do not care. I also don’t care if what I like goes out of style; if I still like it next season, I’ll still wear it. It’s what I gravitate towards the most in terms of style and fashion; from a both a cultural and personal standpoint.

The more I study style and fashion to be able to incorporate more of it on the site (without the help of Ashley E., my go-to guru for fashion advice), I realize that streetwear, as well as the way my faves (Vashti, Scottie Beam, Brittney Elena, Aleali May, to name a few) choose to style it, has always been a pretty accurate reflection of my tomboy with a hint of feminine personality and free spirit; I just haven’t always had the money to fund my dream closet. And though I have a general nonchalance about keeping up with fast fashion, I do believe that personal style is important.

no. 1 // Human Made

Founded by fashion designer and music producer/DJ NIGO, Human Made has an almost vintage touch that is simple and brilliant at the same time, which is worlds different from its more popular counterpart, BAPE. What initially caught my eye about this Japan based collection was the ‘Girls Don’t Cry’ campaign that I instantly fell in love with back in 2010. I’m also a fan of his collaboration with the legendary “Pharelle ‘Skateboard P” Williams as co-owner of Billionaire Boys Club, another well-known urban clothing brand.

no. 2 // Off - White

Not only do I love the concept of redesigned and refurbished fashion, I also like that Virgil Abloh used the idea as an opportunity to rise to remarkable success in a relatively short amount of time.

no. 3 // KITH

Writing this post, I am realizing just how much I’m drawn to a brands story more than anything else. The mere expression of the message that’s able to come to surface is the thing that captivates me. Ronnie Fieg has used storytelling to not only boost this platform, but a part of a major culture shift.

no. 4 // Coco and Breezy

coco & Breezy Eyewear via  nbc news

coco & Breezy Eyewear via nbc news

Coco and Breezy is a brand owned by Corianna and Brianna Dotson, a set of twin sisters that I’ve been following on the internet for several years. Although their story is what initially pulled me in, my love for their iconic optic collection matches my urge to want to eventually support these two, stylish, dope ass women.