How to Mesh Urban with Smart Wear

Meshing Urban with Smart Wear

Urban streetwear

Urban streetwear has long been associated with youth culture, though in recent years top designers have sampled the streetwear style and today there are ways to put together a look which incorporated elements of the trends, in a mature, sophisticated way. Go for high quality, designer items to ensure you look elegant and mature. For a huge ranges of established and up-and-coming talent, head to avenue, where you’ll find luxury designers like Barbara Casasola. Two of the most recognizable streetwear trends – colour and animal print – can easily be re-worked in a smart yet stylish outfit. So, bag some designer buys and mesh up your look!


The urban look is all about bold colours, so go for blocks of primary hues as well as dashes of neon. True streetwear style combines multiple items of clashing colours, though to smarten up your look focus on one or two bold hues and use black to tone down your outfit. A bright dress with black opaque tights and heels looks fab and will definitely get you noticed. This dress by Alexander Lewis is almost neon-yellow in tone and is the perfect playful piece for spring. Team with these unfussy Phillip Lim boots to elongate legs and throw over a plain black cardi.

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Or, if you don’t fancy the hassle of separates go for an all-in-one mix of colour and black. This gorgeous dress by Barbara Casasola features a deep yellow sleeved body and long belted skirt. The eye-popping hue hints at streetwear cool, yet things are kept classy with luxury silk.

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Animal print

Leopard, zebra, tiger, dalmation – animal print is a staple of the urban streetwear look. Often bold prints like this are just one of several clashing patterns in a streetwear outfit, though to maintain a smarter appearance focus on a single printed piece and mix with well-cut separates. For a dressy weekend look make this laid-back leopard sweatshirt by A.P.C the focus of your outfit. The pastel colour ups the retro style of this minimalist piece, though will not overpower your look. Go for black shaped trousers, such as this pair by L’agence to create a lean silhouette. The cropped style is ideal for the warmer spring months and would work well with strappy heeled sandals.

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Be bold and still look smart by meshing key steetwear-inspired pieces with smarter separates.

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