Revealed: 11 Pieces You Absolutely Need to Be a Hypebae in 2019


If you want to be an insta style bae in 2019, best you tap into the streetwear culture RN, fam. Consider this your lucky day because we have put together a hypebae cheat sheet that will help you own the streetwear culture. Prepare yourself for an overload of sneakers, logomania inspired pieces, an injection of colour and swoosh everythang! Just these few key pieces can instantly take you to ultra hypebae.

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A sporty denim. Photo: @freshlengths

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11 the Pieces You Need to Be a Hypebae in 2019:

1 Logos, Logos, Logos

With the streetwear revolution came the logomania. Get onboard with Nike, Fila, adidas, PUMA, Reebok and other sportswear and designer branded pieces. Alternatively, you can cross your fingers, go to a second hand store and try to thrift vintage sportswear pieces.

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Coachella mood. Photo: @alealimay

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2 Stock Up On Sneakers

Divorce all your other shoes, because sneakers will be your sole-mates for life. I DO!

3 Get Yourself a Belt Bag

Hypebae’s don’t own handbags, so rock the belt bag for an on point streetwear look. Once you secure a belt bag, make sure you wear it high up and across your body.

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Vroom vroom. Photo: @palomija

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4 All Swoosh Everythang

Just do it and deck yourself out with all the ticks (and that is, Nike, for the new-baes).

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All Swoosh everything. Photo: @helenxto

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5 ’90s Tank Tops For Life

Take it back to the ’90s and rock a skimpy white tank, for that ultra Destiny’s Child throwback moment.

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Fun in the sun ☀️ Photo: @kaiagerber

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6 Reveal Your Socks

Say goodbye to secret socks and opt for longer length ones, in a fun print or colour (Hint: Avo is the fashion world’s latest Pantone obsession) and rock them with open sandals.

7 Stick to One Colour

When in doubt, go monochrome with your athleisure. And no, it doesn’t hurt to throw in some Yeezy.

8 The Oversized Puffer

Take cue from the ’90s rap culture and wear an oversized puffer jacket. Bonus: It will feel as comfy as wearing a sleeping bag.

9 Loose-Fitting Pants

Skinny jeans? Don’t even think about it. Instead, you’ll want to wear loose-fitting utilitarian inspired pants.

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Monochrome ‘fit. Photo: @wuzg00d

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10 Boxy, Oversized Suiting

Make it a top priority to go to your grandparents house this weekend and steal your grandad’s suit (mothballs and all). Oversized and vintage is hot on the hypebae’s radar.

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oversized shortay

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11 Sweat Pants FTW

Good news – sweat pants are no longer for rainy night’s in with your cat, chocolate, the couch and The Bachelor. They’re key to nailing that street style vibe.

Now let’s get shopping!

Shop These Hype-Worthy Pieces Now:

1. Swoosh Parka

No matter where you’re rushing off to, the Nike Sportswear ‘Swoosh’ Parka keeps has you covered in street-ready style with a minimalist design.

R1 549.95 Nike SHOP NOW

2. Belt Bag

The belt bag has become a worldwide favourite for streetwear style.

R249 Cotton On at Superbalist SHOP NOW

3. Socks

These socks are the perfect accessory to pair alongside your kicks, for the ultra hypebae look.


4. White Tank Top

A crisp white tank top should is the perfect building block for your streetwear look.

R199 Mango SHOP NOW

5. Sneakers

Hop on the chunky ‘dad sneaker’ trend and style your athleisure look with these Reebok kicks.

R1 399 Reebok at Zando SHOP NOW

6. Blazer

Get suited in this double breasted blazer and style it with matching pants and a slogan tee to complete your look.

R399.99 The Fix SHOP NOW

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