The Urban style or fashion is known in India to everyone as hip hop fashion. Its origin is derived from African-American culture and made popular by various Hip-hop and R&B artists. The word urban in this context have been taken to mean the culture that arises in cities and towns as a result of the fusion of different cultures, lifestyle, ideas and attitudes. Fashion constantly evolves and changes with different trends and styles, but there is no much change over the years in the urban style .Definitely, it’s not stagnant ,but still, this style will always be about loose fittings, the sneakers ,the bandanas, the blings or the caps.
In India this style is particularly male dominated and is not so popular among females, mainly because it involves lot of bling and shiny stuff ,not merging into our Indian Urban culture and so I am doing this post for every girl out there, so that she can carry the Urban style with much ease , without investing much money into something she will not wear often. I have created a Urban Style look which is more sporty and fun and not too loud and gaudy. Lets take a look at some Urban Style essentials.
Hip hop Footwear
Shoes are important part of this style because, this style is all about freedom and comfort. While trying this style you should choose footwear very carefully. Girls are usually not very fond of Sneakers or hip hop dance shoes , they always want to wear something pretty and beautiful but for this look, getting out of your ‘pretty’ mindset is very important. Hip hop is all about “being cool” and “feeling swag”, its fine if you don’t own a pair of sneakers , just wear your cool pair of flip-flops or running shoes or any other sports shoes like trainers you use at gym and you are ready to roll. In this post I am wearing Superdry Women’s dion Slip on Petrol irridescent Crackle ballet Flats.
Black ,Red, gold and Green are the colours that shouts Urban Style , maybe because this colours denotes Jamaican flag. The easiest way to adopt this style is by wearing a Numbered clothing , loose tops or a slogan t-shirt and baggy pants. I chose a numbered loose-fitting dress by noisy may from veromoda
Sunglasses are cool anyhow you wear it and things that are cool becomes part of your hip hop dressing. Usually rappers and other Urban style enthusiast wear Retro glasses or Shades with diamond studs or golden frame, but I am wearing a Oakley sports sunglasses to compliment the look and to make it look less flashy.
Snapback, Bandanas and Beanies are all part of hip hop culture. Snapback or flat cap is nothing but an evolved version of adjustable baseball cap popularised by Youth culture in America which became an integral part of hip hop fashion. Snapbacks are easily available cheaply on online sites ,if you don’t have a snapback and don’t wanna own one than just tie your favourite bandana on your head to complete the look, the Snapback I am wearing is bought from a hat shop in Lokhandwala market in Mumbai.
Bags and Backpacks
All those Bob Marley print bags, graffiti backpacks, studded sling bags you see while street shopping are all part of urban style dressing. In this post I have made use of a studded black spunk bag from alixpress.com.
Mix and match all this fashion items and you will see how cool you look ! Experience the swag for yourself by embracing this style girls! Just for a day stop looking good and Be a Badass!
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