If you're one for keeping a firm eye on trends, make sure you've checked out this one. Concrete Junglist is your go-to style this upcoming season, covering all of your urban needs. Read on to discover how to style this trend yourself.Read more Men's Style Guide Features and check out our Store.
Trends change incredibly fast but there's one that seems to be sticking around - the urban look. Its laid-back street vibe has hit the fashion world incredibly hard and has made an appearance in everyone's wardrobe, no matter what your style is.
From bomber jacketsto joggers, to trainers mixed with shirts, the look is incredibly easy to pull off and one that can take you from day to night. It's an alternative style that doesn't take a lot to pull off. So here's everything you need to know about this versatile, urban style - the Concrete Junglist.
The trend itself is pretty self-explanatory; it's solely focused on street style and the urban look. Hitting both designer and the high street, high-end brands like Astrid Andersen have paved the way for streetwear style in men's fashion. With a few staple pieces bagged, this look is easier than ever to pull off.
This trend can easily be achieved by sticking to the main pieces associated with an urban style. By picking out the right pieces, you'll be able to mix and match them into any of your chosen outfits and looks. Streetwear fashion is an easy trend to pick up but it doesn't have to be a hard trend to get right. You can pick up pieces which you can then incorporate into your already existing wardrobe making the whole look relatively cheap to do (which is one of the best parts of it).
To keep with the urban aesthetic, you can incorporate a number of items on top. Opt for sweatshirts, white or black oxford shirts, hoodies and plain tees as these will mix and match with each other giving you more options with your outfits. It may sound obvious, but plain clothes usually work better when you're trying to be the pinnacle of men's UK streetwear. All of these pieces have a sports luxe vibe to them making them Concrete Junglist material.
Hoodies need to play a vital role in your wardrobe if you're trying to nail streetwear. A hoodie is one of the most important parts of streetwear and, if worn correctly, can bring it to life. We recommend a relaxed fit, not skinny fit so that you have some room to breathe when you're moving around. Your hoodie makes a great accompaniment to your jacket. Soulland, Wood Wood and The Idle Man provide a great hoodie choice so you don't need to look far for a good one.
Street Style Footwear
In terms of streetwear shoes, it's always best to stick with trainers. Which kind of trainer is up to you - high tops or chunky soles, the possibilities are endless. Stick to block colours, mostly black and white, to make the most out of them as you can pop them into any outfit with ease. Chunky trainers are great for this look, particularly Asics, but other brands such as Vans and Converse can give a great edge.
When styling the bottom half of your outfit, stick to tapered, slim or skinny fit raw denim jeans, as these give your outfit an edge that urban styles can pull off. Roll up your hems to show off your socks and shoes for a bit more customisation. Another great choice of trousers are joggers. Now seen as smart casual attire, opt for slim fit, cuffed joggers and team with the other staple pieces to master this look.
Accessories are a must in your Concrete Junglist look. Incorporate hats, from beanies to bucket hats, and caps into your look. Match them to your shoes or sweatshirt for a more considered look. Showing off your white socks or patterned socks is also a great idea for giving your look a point of difference, as your rolled up jeans will show these bad boys off.
Mens Streetwear Jacket
The Printed Jacket
The printed jacket may seem like a difficult piece to pull off, but due to the neutral shades in this number, it's an item that be incorporated into most outfits and take you through the spring summer months with ease.
The jacket speaks for itself, so keep everything else low key and basic. Pair your printed jacket with a plain white sweatshirt, dark wash jeans with rolled cuffs for an added edge, and clean white trainers. Accessories your look with more white with a block colour cap. The printed jacket breaks up the white and adds an edge.
The Blue Jacket
England is known for its constant showers, so stay dry with this essential trend in mind. This blue North Face mountain jacket is everything you need. It'll add a pop of colour to your look, and due to the features such as the high rise pockets and slim fit, it looks incredibly street.
Keep the rest of the look minimal as the jacket is bright enough that you don't need anymore colours. Team with black slim fit or skinny jeans, again roll up the cuff for the ultimate urban look. Finish off your look with slick black trainers, white socks that you can see from the rolled up jean cuffs, and a navy bucket hat to keep with the blue theme.
The Black Jacket
This is probably one of the easiest looks to pull off, particularly if you're reluctant to try the trend. You can pop any piece in and still follow the trend. This Wood Wood jacket is a staple for any concrete junglist's wardrobe. Due it's colour, it's incredibly versatile and can be teamed with a number of looks and pieces you already own. It also has 'Unfollow' on the back, setting you apart from others on the street, again making it a stand out piece.
Team your jacket with tan chinos to smarten the look up, and monochrome trainers to keep with the neutral style. You can add a bit of sass and print to your look by finishing off your look with a printed sweatshirt.
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