,

ALL IN THE DETAILS: Let's Play Ball

I cannot tell you how happy I am that I can now feel my face when I walk outside. With spring nearly here, it’s time for flowers to emerge as well as new trends. While streetwear isn’t exactly a new concept, its segue into womenswear is. For years brands like Pyrex, OBEY, Hood By Air and The Hundreds have all told the story of the streets though graphically designed sweatshirts, T-shirts and hats. The prominence of streetwear in fashion is part of a movement known to some as the “tanning of America,” or the spread of hip hop and rap’s influence in popular culture. Nowadays, retail powerhouses like Forever 21 and H&M both have entire sections of their stores dedicated to urban clothing.

Streetwear is the essence of this Fashionista’s look. What caught my eye in particular was her baseball cap. Unlike the traditional caps I see on the heads of Fashionistas around campus, this cap is a bold accent piece in her outfit. The black and white paisley print is reminiscent of bandanas typically worn by West Coast media moguls in the ’90s and draws the eye to the outfit. She complements it with a furry coat, definitely a key trend for upcoming seasons. The metallic cropped jacket diverges nicely from the black on black combination underneath. Her ensemble was a decadent blend of black basics and urban accents.

Perhaps the best part of this whole outfit was not the visual appeal, but the price. Apparently this Fashionista bought her ball cap at Gabriel Brother’s for six dollars. This just proves again that good style is affordable even for us, the young and broke.

How To: Ball caps are quickly becoming my newest muse in terms of accessories. Stores like PacSun and Zumiez carry a boat load of hats that when worn with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a plain white T-shirt, make for the perfect look for a day out in the city.