8 Streetwear Brands You Need to Know


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Over the past few seasons, streetwear has gone through a major transformation. When the athleisure trend first came on the scene, it was by way of full matching sweatsuits, leggings as pants, and the introduction of true athletic sneakers with everything from off-duty denim to party-ready dresses. As we’ve integrated the sporty pieces more and more into our everyday wardrobes, our style has become more refined, and designers have taken note.

Over the last year or so, when it comes to streetwear, we’ve become bolder in our choices, seeking patterns and colors that are more eye-catching than a basic gray hoodie (though still a favorite!). At the same time, we’re equally more elegant when it comes to tailored silhouettes, the introduction of less spandex-centric fabrics, and styling the über-athletic with the runway-ready. It doesn’t hurt that brands have emerged, changed, and grown to reflect the changing trends, and we, for one, can’t get enough.

From Nike to Gucci and everything in between, these are the eight best streetwear brands. But consider yourself warned: Once you start with the below favorites, you won’t be able to settle on just one.

With athletics so integrated with high fashion now, it's about time everyone gave the sporty trend a chance. Try out one of these brands above to get your sportswear collection started.