Over the past year, streetwear has cemented itself into our closets. As many of our wardrobes became more casual and relaxed, athleisure pieces were adopted into our everyday outfits more than ever in the form of statement sneakers, matching sweatsuits, and bike-short looks. As we've integrated the sporty pieces more and more into our everyday wardrobes, they have become bona fide staples, and there are some key streetwear brands you'll surely be spotting on fashion insiders.
It doesn't hurt that brands have emerged, changed, and grown to reflect the changing times, and I, for one, can't get enough. From Yeezy to Heron Preston to Aimé Leon Dore and everything in between, these are the seven best streetwear brands to add to your wardrobe. But consider yourself warned: Once you start with the below insider favorites, you won't be able to settle on just one.
Kanye West's shoes for Yeezy have reached cult status among the fashion set, so you can count yourself lucky if you're actually able to snag a pair in your size. The 500 Sneakers are sitting at the top of this editor's shopping list.
While he is also known for collaborating with Virgil Abloh and Justin Saunders, Heron Preston launched his namesake label in 2016. You'll find his signature orange color woven throughout his collections.
Abloh founded Off-White in 2012 as a way to bridge the worlds of streetwear and high fashion. With cool takes on branding and a long line of collaborations under its belt, Off-White continues to be one of the most in-demand streetwear brands among the fashion set.
NYC-based fashion and lifestyle brand Aimé Leon Dore was created in 2014 by Teddy Santis. The brand is well-known for its own line of streetwear pieces as well as its cult collab with New Balance.
Sporty & Rich
Emily Oberg, the founder of Sporty & Rich, takes inspiration from '80s and '90s athletic wear. You'll notice those influences in the collection and on the brand's Instagram, which acts as a vision board that features everything from Beverly Peele in a fresh white tee to Jerry Seinfeld at the airport in a windbreaker.