Yes, this summer will be a big time for sneakerheads because it’ll be featuring the return of some classic silhouettes as well as some new models that are set to take the game over. But even the most notorious sneakerheads with the world’s biggest collections know that just bringing the heat on your feet isn’t enough anymore. You need the entire fit.
From bucket hats to fleece to floral, Champs Sports has you covered for the rest of June because they know, as I’m sure you do, that this is a huge month. Cats are finishing up school and getting ready for the summer right now. Most of us are locking in what our rotation will be now that the weather is much warmer. You can’t allow yourself to fall behind.
This is the second edition of The Come Up, where we outline the wardrobe essentials you’ll need for each month of the year. See below for June’s Freshest Style Trends.
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1. JORDAN DOMINATE RETRO 7 SHORTS
Okay, so I know Kanye West has everyone rocking all greys and blacks lately. Believe me, even when I hit the mall I’m not really looking for anything flashy–leave that to the kicks. But seriously? It’s the summer. Flaunt a little. Green (“Green Spark”), especially the light green showcased here in both the Jordan Dominate Retro 7 Shorts and the Air Jordan XX9, is perfect for the summer. Add in the black Jordan Brand T-shirt and you’re looking at a full fit that is literally perfect for hitting the mall or going out with your boys to the putt-putt course.
2. NIKE QT S+ AIR MAX 90 DYE BUCKET CAP
Now is the perfect time to see if you can pull off a bucket hat. Thanks to ScHoolboy Q and others, the bucket is back in business, leaning on its long history associated with hip-hop for a solid foundation and using new, eccentric styles and colors to give it staying power. Available now in a number of colors, the “Dye” buckets are our favorites. Use the look to say something about yourself.
3. NIKE FLORAL TEES
Floral is in right now, on both T-shirts and sneakers. The recent adidas ZX Flux pack confirmed this. And bringing the floral out in the summer only makes sense, right? Hitting the beach in tees like these will have you feeling super fresh. But when you combine them with a couple of matching pairs of Nike Air Force Ones, your whole fit goes to another level. Light colors, especially white, look amazing when combined with floral designs. See if you can add that to your rotation this summer. Trust us when we say you’ll thank us later.
4. JORDAN FLEECE SHORTS
If you’re a big sneakerhead like me who’s been collecting kicks for years and years, I bet your rotation is full of Jordans. Even if nowadays cats are leaning more towards stripped-down lifestyle silhouettes that offer an individual maximum creativity in their look, Jordan retros are still dominating the game. During the summer, I’m often rocking all-Jordan fits. The T-shirts are dope and stylish, the shorts are fly, and the sneakers are as ill as ever. Go next level with that legendary black, red, and white colorway by copping some fleece shorts and a Jordan Brand bucket hat. Two of the biggest style trends of the past few years are hotter now than ever before. Add in the new Jordan Eclipse, a great way to combine Jordan’s taste for style with the industry’s taste for lifestyle kicks, and finish it all off with a red tank.
5. NIKE FLEECE TECH SHORTS
Need the simple answer? Well, anything involving “Nike Fleece Tech” is popping off right now, and the light grey look is always important to have for the summer months. This is the quintessential summer uniform. You can literally wear it anywhere and look fly while also incorporating some personal statements within your outfit.
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