Your favorite music genre reveals a lot about you, even down to what styles you sport, your commonly used slang terms, and sometimes even where you choose to live, believe it or not. Music defines a big part of our life and is a major part of every culture in the world! The same is true for fashion, so it’s no surprise that music and fashion are so closely linked. PLNDR is featuring a weekly outfit lookbook for almost every popular genre of music (if your favorite isn’t on the list, let us know!)
This week is hip-hop! Here’s a quick look at the genre and its subculture.
Hip-hop can be defined by dope beats and lyrical geniuses. The genre is also known for sick dances, graffiti art, DJ-ing, and beat boxing to name a few. It has grown from being seen as inner-city music to being the most popular genre in the U.S. Fashion has always been a part of hip-hop culture; from Will Smith’s, totally 80’s, neon styles during the Fresh Prince to the stereotypical baggy pants look. The cool part is it’s always changing as the music changes. The hip-hop elites are no longer caught with their pants [falling] down because they are instead sporting skinny jeans and more form-fitted looks—and we ladies are not complaining! Another unique thing about the fashion side of hip-hop culture is how almost every big-name artist today has his/her own fashion line. Kimora Lee Simmons headed the trend for women with Baby Phat, but now any artist who doesn’t have a fashion line simply has no swag. Period.
Some hip-hop fashion trends (note: we do not endorse all of these looks) are big chains, bling, grills, oversized clothes, snapbacks (and tattoos), sneakers, sportswear, timberlands and boots, skinny jeans, accessorizing headphones, baggy sweatpants, and do-rags. You don’t have to be a hip-hop guru to look sexy as hell in a hip-hop inspired outfit. Find your hip-hop gear (grills not included) at PLNDR.
PLNDR Womenswear Look 1
PLNDR Womenswear Look 2
PLNDR Womenswear Look 3
PLNDR Menswear Look 1
PLNDR Menswear Look 2
Here’s a 10 track hip-hop playlist to jam to while you look fabulous:
Tupac – Get Around
Lil Wayne – Bill Gates
The Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy
Mac Miller – Loud
Driicky Graham – Snapbacks and Tattoos
Ace Hood – Hustle Hard
DMX – Where the Hood At
Kid Ink – Blowin’ Swishers
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message
Travis Porter – Ride Like That
And of course check out the PLNDR Summertime III mixtape with DJ Jazzy Jeff and Mick Boogie!
Next week’s music and fashion lookbook will be Indie so check back on Fridays!