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Here's How To Achieve The Latest Racer Babe Streetwear Trend

à la Bella Hadid and Rihanna

 

racer streetwear trend

Photos: @badgalriri, @jourdandunn, @bellahadid Instagram

This time, we’re not talking about the classic biker chic look made up of leather or pleather ensembles that come with a myriad of studs or pins. In fact, the recent mania in streetwear, as we can tell from our Instagram feeds, consists of pieces that would make up a cyclist’s or racer’s wardrobe (think spandex, lycra and polyester pieces).

Chief among this particular look includes fashion labels Fenty x Puma by Rihanna, cult streetwear brand Off-White and Internet sensation I.am.gia. We picked out the essentials needed to complete this look in the gallery above.

#1: Isabel Marant polyamide and polyester jacket, $545 (S$727), www.net-a-porter.com
A windbreaker is essential to keep warm, given that the look is mostly rocked with cropped tops. A plus point? You can be practical and still look cool at the same time. #2: Lycra T-shirt, $550, Off-White
Small, figure-hugging tops are key to this look, and it seems like the less they cover, the better. For a more modest option, try this cycling T-shirt from Off-White with fun graphics reminiscent of a racing suit. #3: Nylon top, Mary Katrantzou
Most importantly, the waistline should be cinched, just like this top that features an elastic drawstring waist. #4: Y/Project polyester and polyamide-blend trousers, $1081, www.farfetch.com
Contrary to the upper body, the louder and baggier your pants are, the better. Track pants that flow freely or have cinched ankles usually do the job. #5: Leather boots, $720, Fenty x Puma
Although no one would wear heels to cycle or ride a bike, rules were meant to be broken, right? In place of the usual combat boots with edgy metal hardware, boots with thin heels like these are usually donned. #6: Leather heels, Louis Vuitton
This trainer-heel hybrid works as well, as long as the heel is kept decently thin. #7: Acetate shades, Dior
A cool pair of shades like this structured pair that is totally Hadid-esque will complete any look. #8: Leather bag, MSGM
As part of the whole athleisure look, bring along a bag along the same lines, such as a fanny pack, flight bag or a sports luxe-inspired bag like this MSGM one.