When you hear the term “sophisticated urbanite”, what comes to mind? Gunmetal eyeglasses, shopping-and-meatballs at Ikea, an Emanuel Duca sterling silver necklace? According to the Urban Dictionary, a sophisticated urbanite is someone who is “urban and city-ish, but still sophisticated, with an impeccable sense of taste. No one ever questions their fashion choices.”
But what exactly earns you the title? If your goal is to become a sophisticated urbanite, Vine Vera shares the must-have brands for your ascent to glamour.
Givenchy’s elite designer houses have just released a fashion line catering to lovers of street wear, called Resort Wear. Men’s fashion choices give relief from suits with black bomber jackets, loud prints, ski hats, and athletic sneakers. Ladies may prefer to try the platform lace up booties over-knee highs with a short black mini. Sweat pants, trench coats, and leather jackets round out the collection.
Italian designer Patricia Manfield is known for her sporty and sleek street looks. She brings new meaning to athleisure with a tennis outfit and matching, “Tennis, Anyone?” logo sweatshirt paired with dress shoes and a bomber and she can also do a mean maxi dress.
Look for the Karl Kani hip-hop fashion line to make a comeback in 2017. Carl Williams started the line at the age of 16 and went on to receive the “Urban Fashion Pioneer Award” in 2002. Look for women’s sports bras, leggings, cropped cameos, and long sleeved shirts for the modern lady. Men can expect logo hoodies, snapbacks, caps, and bucket hats.
Alternatives to Skinny Jeans
Lose the skinny jeans? Perish the thought! They look great on everyone, go with everything, and always hit the fashion mark. However, every once in a while, we need to get the skinny on the unskinny. Here are some alternatives you may be seeing in the near future.
Featuring a flared bottom cropped above the ankle, these give you the opportunity to show off some really killer shoes. Try it with some lace up boots like Kate Bosworth did!
Rolled Up Jeans
If you still favor a vintage look, you can roll up any kind of jeans and look great, It’s comfort meets chic with a designer bag and cool boots.
Slit Cigarette Jeans
If tight is the way you roll, cigarette jeans are a great look for great legs. You can rock these everyday for some casual class.
Seventies baggy or modern body hugging denim, overalls are always a crowd pleaser. Easy to coordinate with classic white tees, button fronts, or turtlenecks.
Two Toned Jeans
Look out for this trend in the next couple of months. Wear them as an understated alternative to prints.
Have you been designated the term “urban sophisticate” yet? Let us know what you’re rocking this year!