If you ever find yourself wondering how the streetwear kids make everything they wear seem über-cool without even trying, you’re not alone. We often find ourselves trying to break down every covetable detail of their cool grunge outfits—whether it be their sought-after sneakers or chain and metal hardware detailing—and copy it as best we can. So whether you need a little outfit inspiration or want to test out the coolest streetwear-inspired combos, here you’ll find the five elements that we’re copying ASAP.
The insanely bright shade of orange takes on a grunge aesthetic when paired with black and worn with the freshest sneakers.
Dads love them, fashion people love them, and quite frankly they're just a responsible footwear pick. Wear the thick socks with chunky-soled sneakers for a decidedly streetwear take or with open-toed sandals for a cool pretty-"ugly" combo.
Make any look a grunge outfit with the addition of a simple chain onto jeans and trousers alike. The edgy detail takes everything up a notch, making even a simple outfit that much cooler.
Achieving any edgy look wouldn't be complete with a few hardware details. Whether it's a multitude of zippers, metal rings, or simple studs, hardware detailing is a streetwear fave.
Do you also immediately think of those ubiquitous slide-on Vans when you think of black-and-white checks? Us too. But it seems the street style scene is using the graphic motif in all their grunge-inspired outfits these days, on the classic sneakers or otherwise.