Oh summer, you have come and — almost — gone all too quickly. In these last few days of summer, it is essential to take full advantage of the heat, UV rays, and clear skies before the grim clouds and frigid temperatures creep into the District and set in for a solid five months.
I found this Fashionisto sitting on the main stairwell outside the student center on campus. What got my attention was not his neon orange athletic jersey (although very bright), but the Kayne West song that was blasting from his portable computer speakers. I was then enchanted by his athletic-gear-gone-streetwear. By coordinating Nike dunks, an athletic jersey, and a snapback, he creates a casual, effortless ensemble. Accompanied with khaki cargos, he really highlights the powercolor that is orange, a definite heavy-hitter this fall in fashion.
I am also a sucker for Nike dunks on anyone! Ladies, don’t be afraid to rock a pair of attention-getting sneakers. They are a nice alternative to flats or sandals, and can add a lot of personality to your wardrobe. Plus, they make an outfit automatically edgy. And a girl that can successfully pull off a high-top sneaker will definitely turn the right kind of heads. They are an accessory that will stay with you long into the winter months and all the way into next summer (even though it couldn't seem farther away). And fellas, having a nice selection of sneakers to choose from daily is NEVER a bad thing. It allows you to display your personality in the easiest way possible.
Athetic gear is no longer exclusive to the gymnasiums and outdoor fields, it has come full circle and is now a street style go-to, especially for gentlemen. From team jerseys to high-top sneakers to baseball tees, athletic apparel has become an essential part of the fashion industry. Celebrities such as Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa have been at the forefront of this movement and are causing these trends to spread like wildfire. For example, the snapback, originally used as a professional baseball cap, is a pop culture phenomenon and is high up on the fashion radar for men.
So ladies and gentlemen, next time you are looking for an outfit that may be slightly different from your usual, throw in some athletic pieces. They are appealing and comfortable, perfect for going out on the town or just kickin' back and enjoying those last little glimpses of summer.