July is one of the hottest times of the year, in more ways than one. Yes, we all know about the weather. That’s obvious. But between the style that’s trending and the legions of dope sneakers releasing around July 4, it’s a time to upgrade and secure your look.
This month, we’re still seeing the bucket hat thrive, along with low-top sneakers that offer consistency for anyone looking to wear something day in and day out. There’s also the rise of multi-colored, flashy socks, pushed almost entirely by Stance Socks, a brand that’s been growing for years. From Nike to Stance to adidas, you need to be put on game for everything that’s being talked about this month. Don’t just cop the kicks. Grab the whole fit to complete the look.
This is the third edition of The Come Up, where we outline the wardrobe essentials you’ll need for each month of the year. See below for July’s Freshest Style Trends.
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1. NIKE USA JUST DO IT TEE and CSG USA BUCKET
Hit those July parties in the only way possible: swagged out from head to toe in patriotic white, red, and blue. With the bucket hat and the Nike Air Force One, you’ll be hitting with classics that are very versatile while also showing you can pull off old school and new school. Add in the graphic T-shirt and the shorts that can match with anything, and you’ll be looking like a winner.
2. STANCE SOCKS
Stance is completely changing the game for everyone involved, especially for sneakerheads. Whereas back in the day you were good rocking some white socks with your best kicks, now to really go to the next level you have to find a way to make your socks stand out as well. Whether you match or deliberately come with a different color tone or graphic won’t matter to Stance. They got you covered no matter what.
3. NIKE FAST BREAK SHORTS
The “Georgia Peach” colorway of Calvin Johnson‘s latest signature trainer is hitting hard this summer because it’s a perfect mix of performance and style. Add in the grey athletic shorts and the matching Nike graphic Tee and you’ll be looking ready to chill out. This is a casual look that goes well with just about any athlete’s personal style.
4. ADIDAS SUNSET TEES
One of my favorite sneakers of the year needs to have a place in everyone’s rotation. But when you mix in a theme like this, with matching clothing that perfectly mirrors the silhouette uppers? YES. This is a sure thing for the summer, a perfect mashup of heat for the person out there who likes to stunt and draw attention to themselves.
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